Whilst the left hemisphere is amazing and enables us to do extraordinary things, it also brings with it some challenges. Whilst most of the time these challenges aren’t an issue, in some circumstances and particularly is some coaching scenarios, these can present a probl
Art-based coaching can focus mainly on the right hemisphere and the great value that brings to coaching. However, I don’t want to lessen the extraordinary importance of the left hemisphere. The left hemisphere gives us, amongst other things, the ability for reason and logic that makes us uniquely huma
Our left hemisphere is dominant most of the time and if we want to be able to allow the right hemisphere to have a voice, we have to work in a way that allows the right hemisphere to be in control. This actually means working in a way that quietens the left hemisphere.
(Source: McGilchrist p64 – 66) We all familiar with the aha! moment and we have all experienced it for ourselves at one time or another. The aha! moment is also one of the most well know right hemisphere function
Art in all its forms, both ancient and modern, is an expression of not only what artists want to say, but also how they feel about it. We also respond to art that we encounter in an emotional way.
McGilchrist, in his book The Master and His Emissary, explores the many complexities of the role of the right hemisphere around emotion value and emotional understanding. (McGilchrist p54 – 64) Through his analysis of the research it seems that the right hemisphere’s role is paramount when it comes to emotional value and understand
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.
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.