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AICTP conference: interest in integration between and around coaching and therapy

By Mark Farrall Working with trauma, supervision, and neurological models based on animal paradigms were among the topics covered by keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) on 9 February, which highlighted continuing interest in ‘integration’ between and around coaching and therapy. Julia Vaughan Smith defined trauma as the ‘lasting impact’ on the networks of our internal systems and – more importantly its effects on how we feel, experience and respond to others. She discussed trauma as encompassing and affecting every aspect of human experience, including the somatic or physiological, and not […]

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HELP FOR TALKING HELPERS

Are boundary definitions preventing coach therapists from offering their clients the best possible interventions? Kate McGuire reports   Why do we do what we do as coaches and therapists? What is the best way of doing our work to achieve our purpose? What enables us and what gets in the way? At the AICTP conference (Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals) on 9 February 2019, speaker Kate Manley described how, as a therapist, she had sometimes felt constrained from making certain interventions with clients because they fell outside the boundaries of a therapeutic relationship. After training as a coach, she felt […]

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AICTP conference: Magdalena Bak-Maier on Teaching minds to feel and hearts to think

Transformation, integration and healing were among the aims of heart and mind connection exercises offered by Magdalena Bak-Maier at the Association of Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals’ inaugural conference on 21 January. Dr Bak-Maier invited delegates to experience heart and mind connection exercises she uses to facilitate transformation (lasting shifts in behaviour); integration (greater internal alignment that liberates energy) and healing (overcoming deeper setbacks and traumatic events). For her, “transformation is a shift in the client’s perception that liberates them.” She explained in her session the basic circuitry of habitual behaviour and how we can adjust it through somatic experimentation. In […]

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AICTP conference: Nash Popovic on the why, how and what of integration

The trend in therapy is towards integrative approaches, and in coaching the question is not if we should integrate practice but what and how, suggested Nash Popovic in his keynote at the Association for Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals’ inaugural conference on 21 January Popovic leads the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at University of East London, and is co-author of Personal Consultancy. His keynote covered some broad spectrum thinking about what integration can mean – are we integrating approaches, models and concepts? He argued that practice may be described along four main dimensions: Being with the client – […]

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