Creative Techniques – Relating Workshop
Time 10.30 – 14.30
Location: Reading, Berkshire
This workshop is suitable for:
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be ‘creative’ to get the benefit from these workshops!
It’s about using alternative ways, other than the spoken word, to express what’s going on. Using creativity, colour, shapes, writing and other inspirational ways to explore thoughts and challenges and find a deeper understanding.
For those of us in the coaching, counselling and therapy profession, creative techniques are a welcome addition to our tool-kit and one that Dr Pat Williams, co-founder of the ICF Core Competencies, calls an advanced skill, because, “it helps clients to get to the unconscious part without words getting in the way.”
By experiencing each exercise, you will come to understand how the tools and techniques work and how powerful they can be in providing an opportunity to find new perspectives and gain new insights that help create a positive shift.
Explore your relationship with yourself and what it means to be ‘you’ and gain new perspectives and fresh options on how to manage challenging relationships.
In this workshop we look at our relationship with ourselves and our relationships with other people.
To help us look more deeply at ourselves we reflect on our names – our name after all is a representation of who we are. But how did you get your name? What does your name mean to you, what do you associate with it, what’s its history, who uses your name and how do they use it? Perhaps you don’t use your given name anymore, perhaps you call yourself something different. And if so, why? Using creative techniques, we explore our sense of ‘self’ and what it means to be ‘you’.
To explore our relationship with other people we use a kinaesthetic and visual technique to provide an opportunity to externally represent ourselves and our relationships with other people that always uncovers new perspectives and fresh options on how to manage ourselves in challenging situations.
Trio of workshops
This workshop is one of 3 that we run regularly and is designed to help you explore the use of creative techniques for your own, and, your client’s development. On our website you will also see one-off workshops that tackle specific topics that our community say they want to explore with creative techniques to better support their clients.
Workshop 1 on Relating – what is our relationship with our self and others?
Workshop 2 on Influences – what has influenced us in our lives and is it still helpful?
Workshop 3 on Faces – the one we show the world and the one we keep hidden
You can book individually or for the Trio.
Lindsey Wheeler works as an executive development coach and outplacement and career coach, having qualified in coaching after a successful corporate career spanning global sales, marketing and organisational development. She originally trained as an NLP coach and then went on to develop her skills in a variety of models and techniques where she developed a deep love of using creative ways to facilitate her client’s journey. She now partners with Christina Bachini to share her knowledge and experience with other coaches and counsellors so they can personally experience the value of physical and creative approaches so that they can adapt and use them in their own practice.
For more information on each workshop and to book: