Supervision with soul
Supervision can be a playful space for creative reflection. I anticipate a lively exchange touching on ecosystemic and cultural ruptures the clients bring through dreams and distress. This style of supervision opens to what emerges through the relationship and how to stay with the troubles the client brings. Drawing on principle of synchronicity to deepen the work of parallel process, we will explore archetypal and collective influences. More of a subterranean vision than a super-vision perhaps?
Important notions in this style of supervision include:
- Listening through to the unheard, unseen at the margins
- Digestion – assimilating what was indigestible in the therapeutic relationship
- Giving a place to shadow: both dark and bright sides
- Deconstructing ideas of right/wrong; the normative voice
- Field theory - everything belongs and the work is to understand how it does
- Paradoxical interventions
Supervision can be of group work, couple work and on the therapeutic couple. I am a UKCP accredited supervisor working for over 40 years.
"Experience shows that synchronistic connections will emerge between group members and make for a very creative conversation."
What is troubling us and what concerns us deeply often falls outside the purely professional setting. It is not a need for therapy, coaching or supervision. It is often too subtle or difficult to discuss with friends. In fact words seldom seem sufficient to do justice to the complex experience.
What makes Emergent Space different than coaching & supervision?
Emergent Space groups face into the absence of a task and stay with what emerges within the group. Participants learn to use themselves as catalysts of self-organising forces inherent in the group. The catalytic approach to transformation is minimalistic and background. It requires inhibiting imperatives to create change and learning to hold the emergent space without trying to make anything happen.
What is the relevance?
- containing our fears in the face of the collective anxiety
- working with the dark and mysterious side of ourselves to access a new creative potency not constrained by normative habits of our day-world ego.
- developing the skills to face into collective crisis that can not be solved by the intellectual fixes but are themselves a stimulus for an imaginative leap.
The place of discomfort in creative inquiry
Negative capability - not another goal to aim at, but a process skill. What is different in us is not itself dark but hidden because it is so close to us. Can I risk both staying with the trouble and exposing what I long for?
Sensing the Field sensing us
What emerges through our group interaction is not a product but a creative process - the mysterious paradox of shaping while we are being shaped by a knowing field. We feel drawn by something and find ourselves moving in that direction, often even before we consciously understand what is involved. When our hearts are touched, something deep within us responds whether this is through love, creative ventures or a call of the soul.
To join an Emergent Space group contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saying what you want from the group and your availability daytime.