Join me for this special free event now on 2nd July 2020 (previously 23rd April) at Sarum College bringing together coaches who would like to explore their own responses to climate change through art-based coaching. The environmental crisis is already needing us to think and act differently and taking us out of our norms.
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.
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.
In this third neuroscience special I want to continue to build on why giving our silent right hemisphere a voice is so important for coaching. In particular, focusing on the right hemisphere's ability for aha! moments and transformational shift, as well as it's role in emotional value and complexity.
(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.