It seems to me that coaching and facilitation has not moved very far in the last 30 years. I would venture that it is currently stuck in the mud of modernity and suffers from all the ailments that currently plagued our society. Coaching a team or facilitating a group is generally still a directive exercise where the recipients are ‘trained’, ‘educated’ or ‘instructed’ by a person Continue reading →
I have often reflected on what constitutes effective and high quality coaching, what is it for, what is achieved, and also in whose interest is the coaching aimed. Having spoken with numerous coaches and leaders, I’ve come to two basic conclusions on the subject. Firstly, that the answer is as unique and idiosyncratic as the individuals who offer it, and secondly, that there is very little consensus on the overall direction of coaching.
So, what does this mean to me? That coaching per se cannot simple be limited to the aspirations of the client, nor in the limited interests of the paymasters within the workplace. It must have a higher ambition than that. Continue reading →
This paper will explore the awakening of spiritual mindfulness within the facilitative relationship. It will advance a view to suggest the centrality of spiritual growth for both the client and the facilitator within coaching and facilitation. It will explore and contrast some ideas within the approaches proffered by Fritz Perls and Jiddu Krishnamurti, a highly-respected philosopher and spiritual teacher on learning and relationship.
I will consider the similarities between these two approaches in terms of content and purpose, and where possible highlight points of agreement and crossover into spiritual development. This view purports the importance of spiritual awareness within facilitation and suggests that the direction of growth, change and health is synonymous with embracing a holistic phenomenological field and spiritual growth. Continue reading →
THERAPY, MINDFULNESS, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Typical issues discussed include career problems, difficult relationships, low self-esteem or lack of confidence, and stressful situations at work or in home life. Both group and individual sessions are offered.
Two-hour group sessions, where we explore personal and emotional issues over the longer term, are an opportunity to engage with peers, receive support, and challenge yourself. These meetings are held fortnightly on a Tuesday evening, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and require an ongoing commitment. The cost is £20 per session.
One-to-one sessions are also provided. Appointments are available on Thursday evenings between 6:30pm and 10:00pm. The fee is £20 an hour.
Venue for both is 4 Holly Bank, Hawkesyard, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1SN.
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