Supervision is the process of receiving support, constructive feedback and useful suggestions from another person with whom you have an agreement to act as your supervisor. It may be from a trained supervisor, either within the Holistic Pulsing network or someone from another modality e.g. a counsellor.
Supervision of our teaching or practising can be direct ‘on the job’ supervision while co-facilitating a workshop, or by negotiation within a session. Or it can be indirect, as a review of past work or work about to be undertaken. (It is a different skill set from mentoring).
Why have supervision?
- Accountability – our responsibility about and explanation of our conduct
- Ongoing awareness and processing of our own issues that are triggered when working with clients and students
- Ongoing development, both personal and professional
- Professional support and self care
““That I am responsible for producing a growth climate.
The client is responsible for using it.
That my clients are responsible for their own feelings, decisions, actions.
That my clients are responsible for their own movement and growth, not me.
That I don’t need to know what the problem is.
The client needs to know.”
George Sweet ‘Some Things I Have Learned Over The Years…. 34 years of counselling’