Integrating Nature into your Coaching Practice with Margaret Walsh
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Taking place in the beautiful grounds of the University of Cambridge [designed by Capability Brown], we invite you to join us when we welcome Margaret Walsh to share her knowledge and insights into the ways that nature can be integrated into coaching. Member £21, Non-Member £38 [ex-VAT]. VAT will be added at checkout.

When: Monday 4th June 2018
6:00 pm for 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Madingley Hall
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom
Contact: Sally Bullock

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In our modern technological age where connection with our emotions and inner world is under threat, it is important to consider how we can use nature in our coaching practice.  As coaches, we have the potential to use nature as a metaphor in our work and provide a space for clients to think more deeply about themselves and how they operate within the world.  Working in nature provides an opportunity for clients to reconnect with the wider living system, and there is scope for clients to tune in more closely to their own, perhaps hidden nature and to develop a stronger connection with both. 

During the evening, Margaret will provide further input on coaching ideas and the benefits of working with nature and will facilitate both group working in nature and ensure 1:1 work to try out some new ideas and ways of working.  Practical coaching tools like timeline working and using cognitive behavioural coaching techniques will underpin working outside.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Experienced the benefits of coaching outside in deepening your own connection with nature and increasing your self-awareness as a coach.
  • Practiced several effective coaching interventions in nature.
  • Examined the practical issues to be considered when working in nature.
  • Taken a ‘breath of fresh air’ and looked at your coaching practice in a different, more holistic way.   

Speaker Bio:

Margaret Walsh has over thirty years’ experience of working in senior human resources roles and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.  A core interest of Margaret’s is to understand what happens ‘beneath the surface’ of our awareness and impacts on our behaviour and, seven years ago, she undertook additional training and became a qualified Psychotherapist (and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).  As a practising Coach/Therapist, Margaret has seen first-hand the issues that individuals have when they become disconnected from themselves.  This has developed an interest in Margaret in understanding how to ‘reconnect’ and the way that nature plays a role in this integration process.  Finally, Margaret is also a qualified Coach Supervisor and applies her insights and knowledge to the continuing professional development of coaches.  

Margaret had an article on this subject published in the Autumn 2017 edition of AC Coaching Perspectives.

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