Emotion Coaching Training


In 2015 Somerset Public Health commissioned Bath Spa University and EHCAP (a Somerset based social enterprise) to provide Emotion Coaching Training to the children and young people’s workforce in Somerset. The training is based on Bath Spa’s Attachment Aware Schools Programme and utilises emotion coaching inspired by Professor John Gottman’s research in the USA.


What is Emotion Coaching?

Emotion Coaching provides an evidence-based model for helping children, young people and adults to understand and interpret emotions as a way of enhancing our social interactions with others.


‘Emotion coaching is about helping children and young people to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them.’             

                                                             (John Gottman)


Training has now been offered to over 250 staff in each of the five districts and allowed participants to take on leadership roles within their own organisations. Working with both professionals and young people, the training increased understanding of emotional health and wellbeing and enabled a better appreciation of when and how to refer on for help.


For more information about Somerset's Emotion Coaching programme and training opportunities please go to: the EHCAP website.


The latest evaluation of Emotion Coaching has just been published by Bath Spa University: Emotion Coaching Executive Summary 2017.pdf


Schools: If you would like to have Emotion Coaching training for some teaching staff in your school please contact Fiona Moir