Coaching for families

When things begin to unravel in the family unit and conflict and discord become the default behavioural pattern, it becomes easy to play the “blame game”. Every member of the family unit has viewpoints as to who created the mess. The accusations and finger pointing do not tend to yield positive outcomes. All family members have impact on the family system. It is important to ascertain how our individual behavioural patterns affect our own path and all other members’ paths.

The foundation of our approach to family coaching is comprised of:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Developmental Assets
  • Stages of Change Model
  • Harm Reduction
  • Humour

Some of our guiding beliefs

  • Resilience skill sets can be enhanced.
  • Emotional intelligence can be increased.
  • Old, established and ineffective patterns of behaviour can be replaced.
  • Change is inevitable and it is far more energizing and fun to have a role in creating change, rather than waiting for it to happen. You can be the change you want to see and everyone will play a meaningful role in changing the home environment.

Interested in Intergenerational Collaboration?

Moving from Familial Conflict to collaboration

Parents at times feel as though their home life is out of control or that they are “living with a runaway train”. Teen culture can be scary and alienating for parents who are experiencing conflict with their teen(s).

Adolescents feel undervalued as individuals, They feel their perspectives are not heard or valued by their parents.

Responding, not reacting

How parents choose to respond, rather than react, can make all the difference in creating and keeping a solid connection with their kids. Parents who engage in our coaching services have discovered more resilience during the difficult moments that can lead to disconnect.

“It sounds crazy now, but we thought our son needed fixing. Kim was clear that our style of parenting was in need of adjustment and change commensurate with the developmental changes our son was experiencing. We evolved as more capable leaders in our own family.”

Wilma, Calgary

“I wanted her fixed. She was 14 and out of control and I was scared, angry and confused. It was a dark and scary place and PathCrafters helped me turn my life around. I developed leadership skills and regained my relationship with my daughter.”

P.F. Vancouver

What does the EQ-i 2.0 measure?

The EQi 2.0 and EQ 360 2.0 measure a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we

  •  perceive and express ourselves,
  •  develop and maintain social relationships,
  •  cope with challenges
  •  use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

EQ-i 2.0® (Emotional Quotient Inventory) Assessments

The only emotional intelligence self-report tool that’s been scientifically demonstrated to be both reliable and valid – the two criteria that all psychological, mental health and vocational tests must meet in order to be worthwhile.

EQ-360 2.0® Assessments

The EQ-i 2.0® self-report identifies the level of an individual’s interpersonal functioning based on his or her own responses. The EQ-360 2.o® is a multirater assessment which probes further by having those who work closely with the individual provide information about them as well. The objective of the EQ-360 2.0 is to combine external impressions of a person’s emotional functioning with the person’s self-report for a complete picture.