In this workshop, we will look at how to deepen our capacity to be present to the client, to listen beyond the goals, and to go beyond our techniques in order to serve the client in discovering an authentic articulation of who they are.
This will be a thought provoking and stimulating workshop, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work.
The day will be highly experiential with plenty of coaching and reflective exercises.
Topics we will cover include the relevance of coaching in our times, an introduction to ontological coaching, working with moods and emotions in coaching, working with the body in coaching.
What you will learn
In our increasingly rational culture, we have learned to invalidate that which can’t be measured or analysed. We don’t value that which makes no sense, or has no apparent purpose. We learn to communicate strategically, effectively, and intelligently, but at the expense of truly expressing ourselves.
I want to suggest that the human soul longs, perhaps even more than anything else, to express itself and be heard or seen. It doesn’t need to be fixed or told what to do next, or given a solution. It simply longs to be witnessed.
Coaching that doesn’t include this capacity to deeply listen misses out on the essential core of the clients being, and can only really be skin-deep.
“Learn your theories and techniques as well as you can, and then be prepared to set them aside when you meet the miracle of the living soul in front of you.” Jung