Using art in supervision can be invaluable for exploring and reflecting on the coaching dynamics within your coaching relationships, offering an opportunity to gain insights and perspectives at a deeper and more transformative level.
As well as supporting coaches who want to develop and deepen their art based coaching practice, art based supervision offers any coach a creative and highly reflective and insightful space for exploring their coaching practice. As with Art Based Coaching there is no requirement to be able to draw. It isn’t about creating great pieces of art, it is about self-expression and we can all do this.
Art in supervision is a powerful way of connecting to, understanding and resolving the issues that can arise on our coaching practice.
Coaching is a complex space where we need to attend to our client, ourselves, the coaching relationship and interventions, as well as the systems within which we live and work.
Supervision gives us a safe, professional space within which we can bring those complexities and explore them. Including:
What we are not seeing
What we are not hearing
What we are not saying
Connecting to what we are not allowing ourselves to feel, and
Recognising what needs to be recognised
These can be difficult areas to talk about, they can be hidden to us or we may just not have the words. Yet when we are able to connect to them it can transform our coaching, not just with the client, but also for ourselves and our practice.
Some examples of supervisee’s images