Discover the Archetypes Shaping Your Life

Depth Coaching

Discovering Archetypes for Empowerment, Growth, and Balance
Depth Coaching
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Discover your own hero's journey and how to encourage others on their paths to self-understanding. In Depth Coaching, author Pat Adson explores the skills and attitudes needed to assist people in developing their full potential. As a detailed guide for therapists, life coaches and any one interested in helping others on the journey, this book provides the tools for an intense study of personal developmental issues. Based on the work of Carol Pearson, co-developer of the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® instrument, Depth Coaching emphasizes the practice of positive psychology based on development rather than disease. Each section of the journey contains a workbook.

Initially resisting the call to become a "life" coach, author and psychologist Pat Adson discovered the rewarding benefits of helping others explore paths to meaning and balance. She notes, however, that this is a vocation undertaken only after one has fulfilled his or her own journey. Inspired by Carol Pearson's work with self-development through archetypes, Adson set out to explore her own "hero's journey." The result of her exploration is this step-by-step guide created for all who wish to take the journey or to coach others on their paths.

"Coaching as a discipline," Adson tells readers, "is a client-centered way of working with individuals to help them achieve their goals, balance their lives, and attain fulfillment. Coaching focuses on clients' lifelong development rather than the remediation of past wounds. The coach and client collaborate as partners or peers in a relationship that is symmetric rather than paternalistic.

Therapists, educators, and spiritual leaders will find Adson's methods useful in developing their own strengths as well as encouraging clients toward embarking on their personal journeys. Individuals and anyone who wishes to support themselves or others through growth and development will also find this work enlightening and helpful.

Praise for Depth Coaching:
"I love this book! Part wakeup call, part action guide, this book is must reading for coaches who choose to go deep to make a lasting impact."

—Richard Leider, Founder of the Inventure Group and author of The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags


"Pat has made an important contribution to the coaching literature. She has done a masterful job of weaving together the theories and concepts of depth coaching with important practical applications every coaching practitioner wants!"

—Pamela McLean, Ph.D., CEO, the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara


"In the world of coaching literature, this is the first in-depth book that grounds the place of archetypes in coaching conversations. Dr. Adson's approach is fresh, insightful, and readily applicable and can be used in two tracks: coach-with-client and coach-with-self. The many lessons, vignettes, and exercises in this book breathe new life into understanding—at a deep and non-threatening level—the energetic forces of archetypes in our lives. Coaches will find a wealth of material on archetypal frameworks to engage their clients in transformational, depth coaching. I highly recommend it!"

—Chris Wahl, M.A.Ed., MCC, Director, Leadership Coaching Certificate Program Georgetown University


About the Author
Pat Adson (Ph.D., LP, CHIC) is a coach and psychotherapist with a private practice in Rochester, MN. She has a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota and received her training in family therapy. Her interest in teaching and mentoring psychologists led her to create a course and write a book about integrating psychological theory and practice. She has also completed coaching training at The Institute for Life Coach Training and the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Hudson Institute Coach. Dr. Adson is the author of Finding Your Own True North & Helping Others Find Direction in Life and A Princess and Her Garden: A Fable of Awakening and Arrival.

122 pages Paperback
2004 CAPT
ISBN 0-935652-76-0
ISBN 13 978-0-935652-76-5