In my previous blog ‘Is trauma present? The survival self in coaching’ I introduced Franz Rupert’s way of conceptualising trauma through the metaphor of the split psyche. Ruppert says that as a person experiences trauma their psyche starts to split into three - the trauma self, the survival self and the healthy
When things get complicated and troublesome it can not only be difficult to articulate what we are experiencing but we can also become disconnected from our emotions and keep carrying on regardless; regardless of the effect it is having on our well-being.
Self-regulation is a term used to describe the ability to control one’s impulses, including the ability to soothe and calm the body’s responses to stress. Being able to self-regulate is also part of being emotionally intelligent in life and work; enabling us to respond to a situation appropriately as it is in the pres
In my blog ‘Is trauma present? The survival self in coaching’ I explored why it is important to be able to recognise when the survival self* is present in the coaching sp
Trauma in the coaching space is not something I used to be aware of. However, my experiences over the years have shown me that it can be, and when it is, without me being aware of it, coaching can fail.
In this coaching uncaged podcast with Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson I explore art-based approaches to coaching. If you want to know more about what I do and art based coaching have a listen to this 46 min chat.
In this second blog in the series around Trauma and Art Based Coaching I explore why we should coach with trauma in mind. Trauma is not something that we naturally think of as relevant in the coaching space. It is, after all, the preserve of the therapeutic space.
What is trauma? The word trauma comes from the Greek for wound and whilst physical trauma leaves visible wounds and scars, psyche-trauma does not. What we experience instead is the behaviours of the people or person who has trauma.
In my last blog I shared my top 5 tips for art based one to one coaching within a virtual space. In this blog I want to expand on those tips and share my learning from working with virtual groups.
In this blog I want to share with you my top 5 tips for one to one virtual art based coaching. They come from my own learning of working virtually with art in both coaching and supervision.