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.)

Articles

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.

Nature’s Invitation http://NATURE’S INVITATION – Coaching at Work (coaching-at-work.com)

This article was published in Coaching At Work March 2021.

Supervision

INVITATION NOW FOR NEW Specialist Supervision Group (virtual): 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 (suspended):

Please contact me if you would like to discuss any group or individual supervision options.

Masterclasses

Nature as Dynamic Co-partner Virtual Masterclass (covering outdoor and virtual coaching): expressions of interest now being taken for July and September 2021 – dates to be confirmed
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

Die Natur als dynamischer Co-Partner: 

den 9. Juni 2021 18:00-20:00 BST  Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3tGBnKy