Connecting to your creative energy is one way of practising self-care and renew your energy as a helping professional. Making art can give you a space to set aside your concerns and worries, immerse yourself in an activity that is both relaxing and challenging, and rediscover the joy (and fun) of making something by hand.
How often do you make time for yourself, reconnecting with yourself and renew your mind, body and spirit? As coaches we give a lot of ourselves to others, supporting clients to make positive changes to their lives, achieve success and enhance their wellbeing.
“Even though we’re working with very serious things, it’s a joyful, playful space to work and very powerful” I was delighted to be invited to start off the Association for Coaches podcast series Let's Make Coaching Creative' led by Maxi
Coaching for climate change is where coaching support is brought to the subject of climate change. Clients bring their concerns, aims and aspirations around how they want to respond to climate change and the wider environmental and ecological issues.
In this blog I want to explore what developing a sustainable art-based practice may mean and offer some practical links to help with materials. For me being sustainable is working out how to tread softly on our planet, such that my footprint does as little harm as possible.
These last few years has seen a growth in coaches working with climate change. Our environment is an immediate and urgent issue with temperatures rising, our land and seas being swamped with plastic, the loss of habitat and many species of plants, insects and animals on the brink of extinction.
I have been shocked and saddened by what has been and continues to unfold in Ukraine. I have felt guilt, powerlessness and a numbness.