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.
Coaching client's image In February of this year, before Covid-19 made its presence felt, I started a series of blogs about the very real and complex challenges the changing world is bringing both clients and coaches. These blogs now seem even more relevant than ever.
In my previous posts of New Decade, New Challenges and Questioning the very core of us, I have been talking about the very real and complex challenges the changing world is bringing to both us and our clients.
In my previous post, New Decade, New Challenges, I wrote about how we are starting to experience at a deeply personal level the impacts of the changing face of the world, from the environmental crisis through to the changing political landscape, including Brexit.
For all of us, coaches and clients, it seems clear that the years ahead present us with some unprecedented challenges as events across the world impact upon us personally.