No academic solution
It has to be
a lived posture
(From Miller Mair in ‘No academic solution’)
For me, these four short lines embody the essence of supervision. While theory and academic knowledge are useful as an underpinning, we miss the person, both the client and the supervisee, if supervision is not a ‘lived posture’. What I would like to suggest in this short article is that using our creativity helps us to move towards that integration – that living posture. It can cut through the layers of ‘shoulds, oughts, musts and mustn’ts’ and help us discover what may be happening in the counselling relationship and how we can then be alongside our clients as they journey.
Humans are creative beings, though through education and life experiences, many people believe that they are not. Creativity is wrongly equated to being ‘artistic’, rather than being concerned with using our ability to harness our right brain.
Using our creativity with our online clients and supervisees may help them to break through to meanings and understandings that they are struggling with. Because it often by-passes conscious thought, it can be very powerful.
… read the complete story ~ http://issuu.com/onlinetherapyinstitute/docs/titliss10/58
This article first appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
Click here to read the entire PDF version of the Using Creativity in Online Supervision article.
Anne Stokes is based in Hampshire, UK, and is a well-known online therapist, supervisor and trainer and Director of Online Training Ltd.