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.
An extract from ‘Coaching Beyond Words – Using Art to Deepen and Enrich Our Conversations’ by Anna Sheather ‘One of the most well-known differences between the hemispheres is that of speech and it is perhaps one of the most obvious reasons why coaching with art works so effe
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.
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.