The biggest barrier to getting started with Creative Reflective Journaling is the fear of the bank page. You've just bought yourself a journal or sketchbook and it is full of the most beautiful pristine white pages. The thought of making a mark, getting it wrong and making a mess can stop you in your tracks.
As previously written about in my blog What is creative reflective practice?, I explained that creative reflective journaling brings together formal reflective practice and art journaling. It is well known that the primary purpose of art journaling is often self-care and it is something that creative reflective journaling offers you too
The answer is almost anything! Your journal is your space to explore, externalise and express whatever is going on for you. It is a safe, confidential and private space with no requirement to share with anyone unless you choose to do so.
As coaches we are encouraged, if not expected, to have a formal reflective practice as part of our ongoing development and growth, ensuring we continue to provide a professional and positive service for our clients.
Is my reflective practice good enough? is a question I have asked myself many times over my years of coaching and supervision and my answer was always no, I always felt it was inadequate. I have never been able to settle to writing out my reflective practice.
In this blog I want to explain what I mean when I talk about art-based coaching and therefore why I feel it has such an important place in coaching.
One of the most frequent questions I get asked about using art in group coaching, is how to introduce it.
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
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