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‘Nothing to do. Nowhere to go’

‘Nothing to do. Nowhere to go.’ Zen Master Lin Chi As Hunter Beaumont (Gestalt thinker, teacher and former president of Los Angeles Gestalt Institute) writes: “When we mirror someone we don’t DO anything. We listen, we hear, but we don’t DO. Mirroring in that way creates a feedback loop that can facilitate awareness… that’s mirroring. […]

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DEEP IN DIALOGUE: Edna Murdoch interviews Elaine Patterson and Jo Birch to mark the launch of CSA’s new International Centre of Reflective Practice

Our new DEEP IN DIALOGUE Blog series launches with Edna Murdoch talking to Elaine Patterson and Jo Birch to mark the launch of CSA’s International Centre for Reflective Practice. Read on to find out what they said: 2016.06.07 Deep in Dialogue The Edna Murdoch Interviews _ With Elaine Patterson & Jo Birch

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Building the Internal Supervisor

What is the Internal Supervisor? The term is used to describe perspectives and skills that are available to a capable practitioner as they work with clients. In essence, the practitioner will be tuned to the entire range of their body/mind information during each coaching moment; they can then respond to what they ‘pick up’ internally. […]

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FACING UP TO SHAME

 Zoe Cohen Executive Coach, Team and Board Coach, and Coach Supervisor We have all felt shame at some point. It is integral to our learning, yet it can block it too. Zoe Cohen considers shame within coaching and supervision and why it matters so much Shame is a universally experienced human emotion and therefore, by […]

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Bare Listening

I’ve been thinking (yet again) about listening, catalysed by two experiences: resisting the four levels of listening of Otto Scharmer’s Theory U; and being drawn towards the premise of listening to connect, proposed in Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence. As I pondered the roots of my aversion to one idea, and my attraction to the other, […]

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Understanding what we mean by ‘WHO you are is HOW you COACH, SUPERVISE or WORK’

by Edna Murdoch and Elaine Patterson   Abstract Coaching supervision enables coaches and people professionals to creatively reflect on WHO and HOW they are being in each moment and to become intelligent about the potential impact of ‘self’ in every coaching, chemistry, contracting, business or leadership conversation which they hold. As coaches and people professionals, […]

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Reflect to Create

The Gateway to New Possibilities and New Worlds The Business Case for Reflection from Findings from Original Research Elaine Patterson Introduction The “Reflect to Create” campaign aims to bring reflection out of the closet; and to make reflection and reflective practice the key to leading, working and practicing with clarity, courage, compassion and wisdom. The […]

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You are..FILL IN THE BLANK!

Your are …………Fill in the Blank I so clearly remember one of my very early coaching sessions, and the lasting lesson I learned by getting it wrong. My coachee and I were reviewing the results of his 360-degree feedback report. One of the positive messages in the data was around his communication. I asked him […]

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