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Dear Colleague

I've got two exciting events to announce which I am sure will excite you, my own co-hosted event and a colleague's event, both running in August!

I'm also including an interesting article (not even written by me!) which might shed some light on things you experience with your own clients!

Retreat | Refocus | Refresh Supervision

I’m very excited to announce a repeat of our group supervision event on 23 August!!

Together with Karen Pratt, Veronica Wantenaar and Andrew Matthews, we're hosting 4 group supervision sessions and everyone will have an opportunity to bring a piece to work with AND learn from the work done by others.

The purpose of our RRR Supervision events is to give you a lived experience of supervision, especially if you're new to working with a supervisor. What we are passionate about is transformational coaching and supervision, and this reflects powerfully in how we do our work. We hope to give you much deeper insight into yourself, your practice and your being as a coach, that's why we have capped our event at 16 participants. 

What you can expect to experience:
  • grounding, reflection and catharsis
  • clarity on the core issues you experience, shifting them and clarity on how to act on them
  • re-energise your effectiveness as a professional, inviting the same in your client
  • freedom from your "stuckness" in a personal & professional context
We are passionate about supporting and developing coaches, communities, societies and countries for positive change and are looking forward to working with you in our very special group.

What people are saying about this experience

'It’s way too easy to get wrapped up in our coaching and forget the significant learning that supervision offers. I loved the fact that the Supervision Refresh Retreat exposed us to three different highly professional, and yet inspiringly different, approaches to supervision in one morning . It was a privilege to work with Alex, Veronica and Karen. Don’t miss it. -Gabi Lowe The Coaching Nest'

‘I can hand on heart say it was and continues to be the single best investment I have ever made in myself, my clients and my professionalism. I’d recommend it to all coaches in a heartbeat.’

‘I leave with renewed understanding and one less layer of my old story, as well as a new emerging version of my ever - expanding sense of myself within my work as a coach.’

'I see supervision as an essential part of keeping myself ‘fit’ as a coach for the benefit of my clients, myself and the profession.’

Date- 23 August 2019
Time- 09h00-13h00
Venue- online using Zoom
Investment- R575.00 standard ticket, R431.25 for SATAA members
Supervision Day with Lieuwe Koopmans
I met Lieuwe in 2016 when I did my TIFF (Temple Index of Functional Fluency) training in South Africa. Two things immediately struck me about him, he knows what he is talking about and he is a gentle, powerful practitioner.

In June 2019 I did a day-long supervision workshop with Lieuwe and TIFF colleague Layo Seriki. We were profoundly struck by the impact this work had on each of us, personally and professionally. I want to share in this experience with you all again, on 24 August 2019.

I am one who feels safe with a plan and was challenged learning that there was no specific agenda for our day together last June. Part of the experience, and my learning that a set structure was not necessary for effective work to happen, was co-creating how we would work together and we ended up doing a cascade-style set of supervision sessions on the key cases we had identified for the day. 

Lieuwe is a master of his craft, working in a relational style and using transactional analysis as a tool to round off the learning once the personal work has been done. Lieuwe, 57, is a Dutch TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst) in Organisations, he has authored a number of books on TA.

If you are interested in learning more about yourself, how to transform your relationship with clients, and about supervision, I recommend this event to you.

Date- 24 August 2019
Time- 10h00-17h00
Venue- 8 Rusten Close, Marina Da Gama
Investment- R1650 (lunch at a local spot at own cost). Trust me, it's worth it.
Interesting Article

It was in my supervision training that for the first time I fully understood and experienced countertransference for what it was. Since then I have used this as a powerful tool in both my coaching and supervision work. Countertransference can be a telling sign of what is going on for clients, even outside of their own awareness. 

Sharing with clients what is going on for me in the moment, without attachment, can unlock a new awareness for them about themselves. The potential in sharing these experiences can be profound. 

Then I came across this article on Body-Centered Countertransference and how new the concept is to the field of therapeutic work. Despite the piece being written in this context, I think we can translate the concepts into the domain of coaching. The piece focuses specifically on how countertransference manifests in the body and physical feelings.

Through a transactional analysis lens, I see Tudor and Summers' model of empathic attunement, (you can buy the eBook here) describing the connection between practitioner and client well here, with co-creativity as the means of working with what emerges.

Feel free to let me know what you think by email, or leave your comments on my Coach Supervision group on Facebook.

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