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TOOLBOX: TRIED AND TESTED – HOLDING THE SPACE. ART IN COACHING PART 2

Art works beyond words, offering a powerful way to create shift in coaching, reports Anna Sheather in the last of a two-part series on working with art in coaching One of the most powerful aspects of coaching and one of its great joys is witnessing the moment of transformational shift in our clients; those moments when everything falls into place for them. I also believe it is one of the main reasons why people come to coaching: looking for the ‘magic’ that will bring about the success they are seeking. Through my own research and practice I’ve discovered that using […]

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TRIED AND TESTED: PART 1 – CAN YOU PICTURE THIS?

In this two-part series, we look at working with art in coaching. Part 1: One way to get clients unstuck is to break out of the straitjacket of words by using diagrams and pictures. Sarah Gornall and Jenny Bird report We’ve all had times when we get embroiled in coaching in the client’s morass of thoughts, resulting in us both being stuck together. Clients give us huge amounts of information about their worlds and their processing as we work with them. The information they offer may come predominantly through their words and word patterns (their idiolect) and this is certainly […]

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TOOLBOX: TRIED & TESTED – EMOTIONS BASED CHANGE FACILITATION

More than a feeling Kate Pearlman-Shaw explains how Emotions Based Change Facilitation (EBCF) can be used in both individual and team coaching By Kate Pearlman-Shaw   I’ve always believed that emotions are the basis of human behaviour. Throughout my lengthy career, first in the NHS and for the last 10 years working with corporate organisations, I’ve used a number of methodologies to both focus on and help change behaviour. What I’ve usually been doing is observing how people feel as a precursor to how they behave. This work has had various different titles over the years, beginning with psychological therapies […]

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