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Mindfulness explored

There is much discussion in coaching, at the moment, about mindfulness. Fiona Adamson, who helped to establish CSA and currently supervises some of our students, writes the superb piece below. It sets out clearly, the benefits of a mindfulness approach in coaching.  Although it is written for coach supervisors, it applies just as well to […]

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A New Start

Last week, we (CSA) began the sixth annual training for coach supervisors.  You can picture this new group – training team included! – eager to get going after much pre-course preparation.  I am always fascinated by these first minutes/hours in a new situation, particularly one which brings together a group of very experienced coaches, many […]

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Unconditional Presence

“Unconditional presence is the most powerful transmuting force there is”  John Welwood. I wish that our coaching training courses could give much more time to ‘unconditional presence.’ In our (CSA’s) coaching supervision training, we work throughout the nine months to ensure that our supervisors use  ‘unconditional presence’ and mindfulness to support their work with coaches. […]

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Coaching Presence

Coaching Presence Over the next few weeks, I will be writing about coaching presence and how very important it is for us to cultivate profound presence – not  just extra awareness.  To begin, I would like to offer you a quotation that says it all in my book and then, a simple practical preparation for […]

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Coaching Supervision explores Relational Practice

A key element of coaching supervision is the exploration of the relationship between coach and coachee, as well as the one taking place inside the coach – the internal conversation often referred to as the ‘Internal Supervisor’. Coaching Supervision appreciates that while the observable business of coaching is going on – meetings, contracting, outlining coaching […]

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Attachment to Outcome. Anne Pink

Coaches bring a variety of topics and ‘feelings’ to reflect on in supervision as indeed I do when I work with my own Supervisor. It has become increasingly apparent to me that one particular ‘challenge’ raises its head frequently in the relationship Coaches have with their coaching clients and that is the apparently thorny matter […]

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Endings

Endings.    Julia Menaul Remember the end of the film, Casablanca? Are you as disappointed as me that Isla and Rick don’t fly off into the sunset together? What about the Shawshank Redemption when in the final scene Andy and Red are reunited in freedom on the beach? When you see “The End”, on screen, […]

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Sunlight on Leaves

So I’m sitting with Edna on a Summer afternoon in a tea garden in Lewes. The sun is warm and bright and we are talking about presence and mindfulness and other things. Edna says “You should write a blog.” “I wouldn’t know what to write about”, I reply “Whatever you think is important” I look […]

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