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Jodi

Beginning Again with a Beginner’s Mind.

The beginner’s mind is seeing the world through the beginner’s eyes. The phrase beginner’s mind comes from the Zen Buddhism term, Shoshin. It refers to the paradox of the more you know about a subject the more likely you are to have a closed mind to further learning. As the Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki wrote

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Jodi

The Neuroscience of Empathy. Can We Become More Empathic?

I have always been really moved by the feelings of others. I knew that as a therapist starting out, I would have to learn to recognise, understand and manage my own emotions while holding space for the emotions of my clients. I also knew that empathy was something that had pulled me into this space.

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Pheona

Sensory calibration in coaching.

What are the benefits of sensory calibration for coaching and mentoring? That is a great question to ask. As a coach or mentor, you want to establish rapport, trust, and understanding with your clients or mentees. One way to do that is to use sensory calibration, a technique from neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) that helps you

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Jodi

Reflection – System Coaching.

For this reflection piece we are going to look at the benefit of a coach holding a systemic lens when partnering with their client. Let’s take a moment to picture a typical coaching session; a client and a coach in partnership together, each of them in the space. Now, let’s look a little closer at

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Jodi

Reflection – Coachability Part 2 (Lens of Client).

The first part of this reflection was considering the lens of the coach. The second lens we are looking at for the coachability jigsaw is through the lens of the client. Coachability through the lens of a client is the ability of a client to be open, reflect, learn and change. As a coach understanding

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