With my love of the outdoors and specialist training in ecotherapy, I have integrated nature into my coaching and supervision practice when it is appropriate to do so. This involves much more complexity than simply taking a client out of the office and offers infinite potential. Here are examples of some aspects requiring particular expertise and attention:

  • Assessing when taking a client outdoors is (in)appropriate.
  • Contracting, and spot contracting, for working together in an unpredictable, more democratic environment.
  • Ensuring psychological containment in an uncontained open space and varying the natural setting to finetune its holding impact.
  • Drawing on the dynamic aspects of nature to accelerate internal processing (e.g. through the lenses of metaphor, Gestalt, mindfulness, somatic noticing for client and practitioner.)

Article

Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner

This article appeared in the October 2019 issue of Coaching Today, which is published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (c) BACP.

2021

Supervision

Virtual (Zoom) specialist supervision groups: Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner

Would you like to learn how to:
*optimise the impact of integrating nature into your coaching – both outdoors and virtually?
*create psychological safety and containment for working outdoors?
*use the natural environment to deepen your inquiry into your own practice?

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Virtual (Zoom) specialist supervision group: Psychological Safety

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Specialist supervision groups in London parks (temporarily virtual):

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Please contact me if you would like to discuss this or any other supervision options.

Masterclasses

Nature as Dynamic Co-partner Virtual Masterclass (covering outdoor and virtual coaching):
11 June 2021 Download flyer

Nature as Dynamic Co-Partner Workshop:
St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, to be rescheduled Download flyer

Speaker events

Coaching Climate Alliance 4 March 2021: “Let the ecology do the coaching and supervision” – contributing to the expert panel discussion alongside Professor Peter Hawkins, Lily Seto and Jackee Holder.

Register here: https://www.climatecoachingalliance.org/event/dialogue-or-discussion-let-the-ecology-do-the-coaching-and-supervision-panel-and-discussion/