Through coaching with art I have been amazed by the myriad of benefits that art brings my clients. I have found that once my clients start to relax with creating and externalising their images it opens up a safe and supportive space for deeper understanding and awareness.
Many coaches have experienced working with art and creativity in their practice and have also experienced the insightful and transformative outcomes that come from working this way.
I am delighted to be able to share with you here the link to the latest Art in Coaching Newsletter. This month the focus is on well-being and the wonderful gifts art brings to our minds and bodies. It goes well beyond fun, play and relaxing.
The Art in Coaching New Year Newsletter has just been published. In it I look forward to 2019 with details of the new workshops Draw Yourself Calm and Practitioner Day together with changes to the core workshops making a new programme for developing your art based coaching practice.
The Art in Coaching Christmas Newsletter is now out. Includes updates, ideas for getting creative in 2019 and new events for 2019. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas.
In my previous blog I looked at keeping records of the art just in case your client wants to refer to it or it comes up in the coaching conversation.
I often get asked what records I keep of clients' art. One of the cornerstones of my record keeping is keeping a record of the art produced. In my last blog I looked at who keeps the art, client or coach, and what happens if the client chooses to leave the art behind.
Who keeps the art produced by a client was a great question raised at the last Introduction to Art in Coaching workshop. On the surface the simple answer is the client as the image belongs to them.
Art in coaching has an ability to create transformational shifts in perception, understanding and meaning. Coaching with art enables our clients to access a deeper level of awareness. An awareness that may be unconscious to them and may be really difficult to articulate.
When Sam and I met for her second coaching session, Sam wanted to focus on her feeling of ‘otherness’. This feeling came out very strongly in Sam’s first session when Sam was exploring where she saw herself in the organis