Keith has been working in Stress Management for over 20 years and has evolved a straightforward process from his experience, training and research, which he terms RIGAARIS.
This process sets the frame around which you and Keith will negotiate your personal way forward. The 8 aspects of the RIGAARIS process are normally delivered over 5 stages (and may typically take 5-6 sessions or less, depending on the clients needs and progress).
1. Rapport & Information gathering
The client sessions are designed to be efficient and effective, starting with the initial consultation and assessments, which enable Rapport to be built and sufficient Information gathered for an understanding of the stressors and their impacts to be understood.
Please act now and request your: Stress Test, Emotional Needs Audit and/or Mental Well-being Appraisal (see side bar).
2. Getting Calm, Goal setting & Agreeing priorities
The next session focuses on getting calm so that Goals can be set and priorities agreed. After that, the Clients reosurces, including their gifts, strengths and talents (see blog on resources).
3. Access resources & Rehearse responses
The skill of an experienced therapeutic coach, is that they can not only bring their insight to clients, who have often forgotten the wealth of resources they have available to them, but that the coach can lend their spare capacity to the client; that is their physical time, calmness, thinking and solutions, abilities and focuses. This includes confidence building techniques.
The therapeutic coach also has the spare capacity to support the client ‘in action’ that is in implementing the agreed actions. This enables the client to be supported as they gain confidence and reassert themselves over their circumstances.
5. Survey the results
Progress is monitored, often by re-taking a Stress Test, and/or an Emotional Needs Audit and/or a Mental Well-being Appraisals. Much of the work is anecdotal, in that the client begins to feel and report more effective ways. Even so, the closing session will check and consolidate all the changes and ensure that a continued way forward is plotted.