When coaching we know the importance and power of frame shifts to enable our clients to make positive and lasting changes. The ability to make shifts comes from the right hemisphere.
We all use metaphors. We use them every day to express ourselves and there are many.
'Our talent for division, for seeing the parts, is of staggering importance - second only to our capacity to transcend it, in order to see the whole.
In this first of a mini series I start to look at the differences between the right and left hemispheres and how the neuroscience may be starting to explain why coaching with art is so powerful.
Coaching with art is a very powerful way of working with our clients. For those of us who coach regularly with art we know this through the experiences we have within our coachees. However, art is a funny thing and people will often dismiss it or be fearful of it.
An extract from ‘Coaching Beyond Words – Using Art to Deepen and Enrich Our Conversations’ by Anna Sheather ‘One of the most well-known differences between the hemispheres is that of speech and it is perhaps one of the most obvious reasons why coaching with art works so effe
This ART in Coaching Summer Newsletter brings you up to date with events and workshops and to let you know that the next couple of newsletters will focus on art and the brain hemispheres using exerts from my book 'Coaching Beyond Words - Using Art to Deepen and Enrich Our Conversations'.
Please follow the link to read the ART in Coaching Spring Newsletter 2019. News, book reviews and blog links. [caption id="attachment_865" align="alignnone" width="330"] image from Pixabay.
Through coaching with art I have been amazed by the myriad of benefits that art brings my clients. I have found that once my clients start to relax with creating and externalising their images it opens up a safe and supportive space for deeper understanding and awareness.
Many coaches have experienced working with art and creativity in their practice and have also experienced the insightful and transformative outcomes that come from working this way.