what is coaching?
the coaching process
Coaching is a supportive, enabling and empowering relationship that honours your autonomy and supports you in being responsible for living the life you want to live.
“Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” Sir John Whitmore.
Coaching builds self-awareness and engages your personal will. It helps you to move through limiting mindsets and to recognise the steps you are most willing and ready to take towards your life vision and goals.
As extensively trained Pscyhosnthesis coaches both Jon and Alex hold tri-focal vision, this means we work in three directions to support self-actualisation and expression of your vision. The first direction is from the Self towards the personality and the second is from the personality towards the Self, the third is the gap between the first two, hence we support you to build a bridge between the two. Coaching focuses on what is happening for you in the here and now and what your future possibilities are; it is slightly different from therapy in this sense. Although, one’s past may be present the aim of a coaching relationship is to focus on where the gap is and how much of that you are willing to take steps toward bridging and changing.
“Coaching focuses on future possibilities, not past mistakes” Sir John Whitmore
Both Alex and Jon have a wealth of coaching experience, they train and supervise other coaches and remain in continued professional training and supervision themselves. The basis for their coaching work is their six-year training in coaching, counselling and psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London.
Our coaching method is grounded in Psychosynthesis, a psychology focused on integrating spiritual awakening and supporting individuals to create a purposeful life aligned with their truth.
Our structure is formed of 6 x 1 hour sessions. We recommend sessions are spaced fortnightly or three-weekly depending upon your need and schedule – the timing of the sessions will be agreed with during the first session.
We recognise there is currently little incorporation coaching available for spiritual awakenings and catalytic rites of passage like the ones we offer, and a great need! We welcome those that have quested or had spiritual awakenings through other nature based activities and with other providers from all around the world. The process can happen in person or online by skype/zoom.
Having received coaching, we appreciate it is not always easy to take the first step so please feel free to email or call with any questions, or get in touch using the form below for a free, no obligation chat.