Category Archives: Coaching

Presentation: A Clean Space Exploration

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In this workshop you will experience the fundamentals of David Grove’s ‘Clean Space’ methodology, Clean Space is based on the idea that spatial relationships can have psychological and symbolic meaning.

We will be using only a few simple instructions and some key questions in order that you will be able to explore and experience a change to a current issue you’d like to work on. Whilst also learning about the interplay and importance of our inner and outer perspectives of our perceptual space by creating a developing network of physical spaces using only a pen and paper.

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in change work.

Presentation: The Listening Space

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This experiential session will introduce you to The Listening Space – a structured process in which one person facilitates another to explore an issue that is on their mind, using a combination of repeating back their words and a specific set of Clean questions. This could be anything from a problem they would like to gain clarity on to a creative idea they want to develop. ​ 

Clean questions can be used to focus on the metaphors that people use to express themselves. When this happens people experience being listened to at a very deep level and can be facilitated to make transformative and long-lasting changes.

Presentation: Understanding and Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

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Are you working on your Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills? No! Then this workshop could be for you. Research has shown that people with high levels of emotional intelligence enjoy more satisfying wellbeing, careers and relationships. If you wish to enhance your ability to perceive emotions, access and generate emotions to assist thought and emotional knowledge, the workshop is for you.

EI is separate to IQ (Intelligent Quotient). IQ measures human intelligence from standard tests. Psychologists argue IQ does not take in other forms of intelligence, for example, EI.

The public became conscious of EI in 1995 when journalist scientist Daniel Goleman published a book entitled Emotional Intelligence, although psychologists have been studying behaviours, feelings and motives of other people for many years.

Goleman set out five emotional skill areas:

  1. Self-awareness.
  2. Self-regulation.
  3. Social skills.
  4. Empathy.
  5. Motivation.

These five skills will be covered throughout the workshop. Oh! And laughter and humour improves your emotional intelligence! Just in case you want to join my Laughter Yoga Workshop at the end of the day”.

Presentation: Discovering Our Secret Selves

We are all multi-layered and bring all of our selves into every relationship, whether we mean to or not!

We all have secret or hidden parts of our personalities representing many different aspects of ourselves, some of which we know and choose to keep secret from other people, others keep themselves hidden for much of the time, even from us. All of these hidden and secret selves are positive aspects of us; they exist for good reason.

Most of us are familiar with our Future or Ideal Self for example, whether as an ally inspiring us to stretch towards achieving our goals or a “monkey on our back” cajoling that we never will. And most of us will be aware of other aspects of ourselves who perhaps we’re used to keeping hidden for fear of exposing our vulnerability, or perhaps for their ability to hurt others – we call these “triggered selves”.

If we can bring all of our selves intentionally and positively into our daily repertoire, then we increase the depth of our self-awareness and by extension, the depth of our relationships with those around us. It’s usually in relationship with others that our secret, hidden and triggered selves come to light – sometimes helpfully and sometimes less so.

In this session you will be invited to find the courage to meet your secret selves face to face through a guided visualisation in order to welcome and appreciate them, learn from them, integrate their wisdom and knowledge about you, and move forward with a whole team of allies inside.

Presentation: Taming The Tiger Within

Harnessing and Managing Anger

As an accredited and experienced workplace and civil mediator, I come across a lot of angry people. Understanding why we revert to tiger mode when threatened or offended is the first step towards harnessing and managing anger. After explaining the process, I will teach some techniques that I use to calm myself as well as others and give a framework that is useful for these situations. 

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