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Updated April 2017

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Reflective Journaling

Image Source: Soul School Online

Image Source: Soul School Online

Sometimes we just aren’t doing enough HP sessions to merit a session with our supervisor, and yet we need to have a written report from our supervisor for our APC. It’s a bit of a conundrum – how does our supervisor assess our state of practice when we have only a few sessions under our belt for the year? When they may only see us once a year for the APC report?

At the AGM this year Lynda Mabin came up with a brilliant suggestion – Reflective Journalling. She suggested that APC applicants keep a monthly self-reflection journal which is shared with your supervisor and discussed further for your APC supervision report. This may allow your supervisor to see a broader picture of your year’s journey than might otherwise be revealed in one session.

The Core Group thought this a marvellous idea, a great new tool for your toolbox.

Do I need to keep a Journal?

No – it is entirely optional. It’s a valuable tool but not required for your APC. It might be good to discuss this option with your supervisor.

Do I have to show my Journal to my supervisor?

You do not need to give your journal to your supervisor. But it may remind you of some of the themes arising over the year which you can then discuss with your supervisor.

How do I keep a Refective Journal?

Peta Joyce had some great ideas for this: “There are many ways to reflect, the most common being keeping a diary, journal or blog. Reflective writing (or drawing) in itself can be a useful way to capture thoughts, feelings and new ideas, and to track development over a period of time. It can be unstructured (stream of consciousness) or structured (set of reflective questions). Reflective writing is more than a descriptive account of your experiences; it includes analysis, evaluation and conclusions. Reviewing the reflective writing (analysing the recurring themes and developing ideas) and capturing your learning are important, providing evidence of critical thinking and development.

Reflection can be about a past, present or future aspect of your work. You could review a past or present experience, client or situation, or review your thoughts or do some planning about a future situation. The important thing is that, regardless of how you do your writing, you take some time to review it, evaluating what it means for you, your insights, self-evaluation, growth and learning. This may lead to a professional development plan, or just being aware of what you have learned so that you can apply that in the future. Your conclusions could be documented in the APC self review and professional development plan and the supervisors report.”

This Guild will be bringing you more ideas for getting started on your Reflective Journal over the next year. If you have any questions or thoughts to share please email michelle.richecoeur@holisticpulsing.org.nz

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