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5) Pattern Detection

Observing a refrain of activities that suggests a structured approach in a client's responses and specifying that structure in terms of an outline, template, or metaphor.


5    Testing and Validating Structure

Asking complex meta-questions that unite numerous patterns, Matrix questions that invites systemic thinking, that describes the flow of information and energy through the mind-body system.  Presenting the structure back to the client and testing its validity with the client.


4    Eliciting Unique Structure

Asking meta-questions around refrains that seem unique (or idiosyncratic) to the client, presenting such to the client with little testing of it.


3     Eliciting Formalized Structures/Models

Asking meta-questions that seek to flush out formalized structures and models, Meta-Model questions, Meta-Program questions, Meta-State Question, SCORE, etc.


2    Simple Meta-Questions

Asking some simple meta-questions around repeated themes or refrains.  Using some simple models as templates or patterns to understand experience.


1    Primary Questions About Content

Asking only primary level questions about content and details, no exploration of any pattern.


0     Caught in Content

"Caught up in content" as indicated by asking only content questions about details, telling stories about similar incidents, or advice giving.


6) Tracking a client

Paying attention to the structural form and processes of a client's response and recording that journey on paper using words, decision tree, diagrams, a mind-map, or keeping it in one's mind and being able to replicate it.


5    Elegant use of the tracking methods evidenced by client wanting the diagrams, mind-maps, etc. to use to enhance the session, the client co-creating with the coach the tracking or asking about it.


4    Very effective use of diagrams and tracking methods, inviting client to see, respond to them, asking how the process relates to outcomes of coaching.


3    Keeping good notes using various forms, referring to the notes to invite client to stay focused and on topic.


2    Jotting a few notes down, or referring to a mind-map or diagram of some sort.  More awareness as reflected in statements about such.


1    Some awareness of the need and importance of tracking, asking "Where are we?"  "How does that relate to...?"   "I should have tracked that."


0    No record keeping, no mentioning of the mental-emotional journey of client, where he or she went during process.




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