Healing and hope: using life-coaching principles within the context of pastoral care - Jozua J. Viljoen, G. A. Lötter

Healing and hope: using life-coaching principles within the context of pastoral care

Jozua Jacobus Viljoen

Abstract


This article is the product of a qualitative, trans-disciplinary study that aimed to explore the use of life-coaching principles within the context of pastoral care. The research relied on the theoretical underpinnings of pastoral theology and life coaching. The problem that the article considers is that, while pastors are equipped with counselling skills, most of them are not equipped with the life-coaching skills necessary to assist people with personal and spiritual growth. We argue that pastors can enhance the pastoral care process by using of basic life-coaching principles. Furthermore, we propose a pastoral care process that, on the one hand,  focuses on counselling that addresses the coachee’s past as part of a healing process and, on the other hand, on life-coaching principles that look to the future while encouraging growth, as well as personal and spiritual development.

 

https://doi.org/10.19108/KOERS.83.1.2313

 

Keywords


Counselling; flourishing; healing; pastor; Pastoral care; personal growth; spiritual growth

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