ART AS A TOOL FOR COACHING

For those who are unable to articulate their thoughts or feelings in words, art can be a great tool for accessing our innermost thoughts, despite not being trained in art. The benefits of art-based activities in personal development have been widely associated with the process by which something is created rather that the product that is created.

Art, as a coaching tool, helps a client reach their inner depth, and can bring clarity, transform and motivate clients forward in their lives, by accessing the intuitive, non-linear part of the brain.

Visual art processes can include drawing, collage and found images. It is empowering to see a visual of one’s thoughts. This concrete external visual provides order and restructuring within the mind by providing an anchor. Some coaching process areas best supported by art :

  • Self-awareness: Art can create a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious.
  • Gaining clarity: When a client depicts their present situation or future through art, their artwork often reveals how they are currently reacting to that situation.
  • Exploring Potential: Art can assist a client in tapping their potential by expanding their awareness through right-brain exploration – especially if their normal tendency is to process this information in an analytical or left-brained manner.
  • Goal Creation: The imagining and image-making process is a limitless source, able to produce multiple details springing from a client’s vision. Creating a tangible, viewable form of this vision through painting, sculpture, drawing, etc. can provide a source of accountability to the coaching client in following through on their commitments.
  • Developing Creativity: If an increase in creativity itself is a client’s coaching goal, the creative process of a simple art project, can help discover which process points are more challenging than others for the client.

And to conclude, art can create lightness out of a situation that has too much seriousness or significance about it. It can foster positive feelings around a challenging issue.

I conduct workshops and sessions for:

  • Individuals
    Sessions of 2 hours or 4 hours.
  • For groups (maximum 8 people)
    Full day sessions (8 hours)

ART AS A TOOL FOR COACHING

For those who are unable to articulate their thoughts or feelings in words, art can be a great tool for accessing our innermost thoughts, despite not being trained in art. The benefits of art-based activities in personal development have been widely associated with the process by which something is created rather that the product that is created.

Art, as a coaching tool, helps a client reach their inner depth, and can bring clarity, transform and motivate clients forward in their lives, by accessing the intuitive, non-linear part of the brain.

Visual art processes can include drawing, collage and found images. It is empowering to see a visual of one’s thoughts. This concrete external visual provides order and restructuring within the mind by providing an anchor. Some coaching process areas best supported by art :

  • Self-awareness: Art can create a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious.
  • Gaining clarity: When a client depicts their present situation or future through art, their artwork often reveals how they are currently reacting to that situation.
  • Exploring Potential: Art can assist a client in tapping their potential by expanding their awareness through right-brain exploration – especially if their normal tendency is to process this information in an analytical or left-brained manner.
  • Goal Creation: The imagining and image-making process is a limitless source, able to produce multiple details springing from a client’s vision. Creating a tangible, viewable form of this vision through painting, sculpture, drawing, etc. can provide a source of accountability to the coaching client in following through on their commitments.
  • Developing Creativity: If an increase in creativity itself is a client’s coaching goal, the creative process of a simple art project, can help discover which process points are more challenging than others for the client.

And to conclude, art can create lightness out of a situation that has too much seriousness or significance about it. It can foster positive feelings around a challenging issue.

I conduct workshops and sessions for:

  • Individuals
    Sessions of 2 hours or 4 hours.
  • For groups (maximum 8 people)
    Full day sessions (8 hours)