“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
Coaching outdoors brings depth and creativity to coaching outcomes. The attentional effect of nature and the abundant metaphors of an outdoor space provide the client with insight and knowledge which it can be difficult to find in an office or classroom. Re-sensitised and re-focussed, they can explore systems and relationships anew and draw connections between their physical and mental understanding. Being coached outdoors is powerful and the results really do stick.
This retreat will take place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Lancashire and is for new and experienced coaches if you would like to take more of your coaching practice outdoors. The C-MAPS model will give us a framework for our 2 days. You can read more about the approach here. We will explore how practising outdoors and inviting the environment in brings greater connection, not only with our clients but with ourselves. When we are a-tuned and aware, mentally, emotionally and physically, we are at our best and able to offer that focus and exquisite attention to our clients. The C-MAPS model will give us a framework for our 2 days. You can read more about the approach here.
I’m delighted that the retreat will once again be in collaboration with the wonderful Helen Roscoe. Helen is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, a runner, photographer and lover of the outdoors.
You will leave understanding how coaching outdoors can be different from and similar to traditional indoor coaching. You will feel confident in your abilities and stance as an outdoor coach and carry with you tools and techniques to use beyond the retreat. You will know cognitively and somatically what it means to you and your clients to work outdoors and be able to tune-in to the external environment as a way of connecting with your own practice and with your clients.
What to expect
- A safe, inclusive and playful space for discovery, exploration and reflection
- Lots of opportunity to practice coaching outdoors
- Mindfulness through movement and breath centred practices
- Opportunities to connect with fellow participants to share learning and insights
- Good food and good company!
- Optional evening and morning yoga practices open to everyone regardless of experience
- Lunch and refreshments on both days
Accommodation is available nearby. Please contact us in the first instance to access discounted room rates and nearby hotels.
We will be outside for much of the retreat, so please bring clothing suitable for the tail-end of the British summer – waterproofs, warm layers, sun-cream, a hat, an umbrella, comfortable footwear (there will be some gentle walking over the course of the two days).
Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies or physical needs. We’ll tailor the active elements of the workshop to meet the needs of the whole group.
The early bird rate, up until 31st May 2019, is £415 (plus the eventrbite fee if you choose to book via the eventrbrite site). Following, the full cost is £455. Do get in touch to discuss and arrange other methods of payment if they would work better. Thank you.