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Reflect to Create! by Elaine Patterson

By Helen Isacke|28.03.2019

Reflect to Create! is a holistic philosophy and set of reflective practices designed to free your innate creativity and humanity to craft wise, compassionate and skilful leadership, professional practice and supervision.

Explored through the metaphor of the dance and brought alive by nearly two hundred practices, this book invites you, the reader, to reflect, learn and create anew for inspired living and great work.

Based on the author’s research, her own story, and the latest thinking in such diverse spheres as relational dynamics, mindfulness, adult learning, creativity, systems thinking, psychology, and the arts, Reflect to Create! helps you to achieve crafted change by first owning your own humanity.

Elaine Patterson is an international Executive Coach and Coaching Supervisor, Reflective Thinking Partner and Writer at The Centre of Reflection and Creativity Ltd.


Reflect to Create! is a veritable treasure trove of creative resources – a dance  in itself.  Elaine’s depth of knowledge and utterly engaging style entices and encourages the reader to dive deep, to experiment, and to be creative both for themselves and with their clients. This is a book that will travel with me in all weathers of my life as an on-going resource inviting me to reflect and deepen who I am and how I engage with the world. 

Karyn Prentice, Fletcher Prentice & Associates

It is not often in my work that I come across an idea that is both original and eminently practical. Reflect to Create! is exactly that. Elaine Patterson’s research has clearly thrown up an unexplored area in the current discourse on reflection. I have no doubt that what Elaine is proposing here, is of immense importance. I have known Elaine professionally for many years now and I am always impressed with the keenness of her mind, her humanity, her thoroughness and her considerable gift in enabling her clients and her readers to catch an idea and to employ it. There is a space waiting on all our bookshelves for her book!

Edna Murdoch: Founder and Director of the Coaching Supervision Academy

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