Using art as a tool for deepening the awareness of the Self
The Self is your main instrument in coaching and supervision. Hence the importance of exploring the Self extensively. The more you inhabit your whole Self the better you can be fully present and hold space for what wants to happen in the life of the client.
Art is an excellent 'tool' for deepening the awareness of the Self. As George Bernard Shaw said:
“You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul”
Art invites you to reflect. Through art you get in contact with your inner beauty. In this way you tap into forces to shape your dreams. In turn, you invite clients to do the same. That's why paintings, music and poems are ideal tools for reflective practice and increasing self-awareness.
3 main learning outcomes of the webinar
1. Sharing my experience on the transformational power of art in my life and that of my clients
2. Discovering tools and practises on how to use art as a tool for deepening the awareness of the self in coaching and supervision
3. Experiencing the transformational power of art for yourself through exercises
Host: Thea Bombeek
Thea has more than 20 years’ experience in international companies (KBC-CBC and KPMG). Her strengths lie particularly in the areas of authentic leadership, personal development, organisational culture, purpose, communication and dealing with loss.
Thea has Master’s degrees in History of Art (University of Ghent) and in Human Resources Management (Antwerp Management School). She is a Master Certified Coach (ICF), a Certified Transformation Presence Coach and Mentor (Alan Seale), and a contextual-systemic therapist (Leren over Leven). She is a CSA graduate (2019) and she is the first EMCC accredited supervisor in Belgium.
Thea is the former chair of the International Coach Federation Belgium.
She is the author of the book: ‘Hoe overleef ik mijn collega’s: tools voor zelfvertrouwen op het werk’ (LannooCampus, 2018) (How to survive your colleagues: tools for self-confidence at work).
Interest in the topic.
As an historian of art, art has been a source of inspiration in Thea’s life and work. She witnessed the transformational power of art as a direct way to explore feelings and emotions. Art opens clients up to their inner beauty Especially when working with cerebral functioning persons, art is an effective tool.
Joining: This is a 90 minute webinar - please hold the date/time - The zoom link will be sent the day before the session