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Group Supervision for Coaches, NLP Practitioners and Hypnotherapists

Why join a supervision group?

Supervision is a key element of good coaching practice providing the Coach, NLP Practitioner or Hypnotherapist with support and development. It also signals a professional approach to your client. Supervision is essentially the process of going “meta” to your coaching and mentoring practice, it helps you to metaphorically take a step back and look at your work from a new perspective.

You will attend this group to:

  • Gain essential support and feedback of your work.
  • To learn and develop, in a supervision group you will learn from other people’s experiences as well as your own.
  • Check that you are managing transference and counter- transference effectively.
  • Check your thinking around content, processes, ethics and professional practice.
  • Gain mentoring and advice.
  • Experience the support, reassurance and encouragement often missing for sole traders working alone.
  • Gain CPD credits.

Who is eligible for the GWiz Supervision Group?

This group is aimed at Practitioners in Coaching, NLP and Hypnotherapy. You will already have clients and you are wanting to ensure your practice is professional and ethical.

Why attend supervision with Melody Cheal?

Melody has worked as an executive coach, personal development coach and a therapist for over twenty years. This provides her with experience of working with very different client groups

She holds a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Master Practitioner in NLP and is a certified Master Trainer of NLP and Neuro Linguistic Psychology. She also has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology.

Melody is the co-founder of the international Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro Linguistic Psychology with her GWiz partner Joe Cheal and their American partner, Julie Silverthorn. She is a practitioner in both Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Emotional Intelligence. Melody is also a qualified Humanistic Neuro-linguistic Psychology Coach and co-creator of the iNLP Coaching Model.

In addition to this she was a Director of the Institute of Developmental Transactional Analysis and the co-ordinator for a working group for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

She has been running accredited training programmes for professionals for over 15 years including ILM, AC and ANLP accredited courses. Throughout that time she has continued to provide her students with supervision, support and mentoring.

How is the supervision group structured?

For six people or less the session is half a day, there are more than six the session may continue on into the afternoon if necessary. The maximum for the group is twelve.

At the beginning of each session Melody will facilitate the setting of an agenda. Participants with supervision issues will provide a one line description of the issue. Some participants will have more than one and some participants may not have anything to present but still wish to take part in the group.

The agenda will guide the session. Each supervision “slot” is twenty minutes, the slot is timed and followed by a process review. During the supervision slot the rest of the group observe and make notes. After the completion of the supervision the group are invited to discuss the process and personal insights. The content of the supervision is not up for discussion as this belongs to the Coach/Practitioner. Contracting is used through out.

Melody uses a supervision model based on a combination of NLP and TA.

How do I book a session?

Sessions are booked and paid for in advance by applying directly to Melody via email melody@gwiznlp.com

GWiz students and graduates pay £50

Non GWiz participants pay £80

NB: A GWiz graduate will have attended a minimum of four days training with GWiz either for NLP, Coaching or Hypnotherapy.

Working with Coaching Clients with Low Self-esteem

Working with clients who have self-esteem issues can be very You are loved and acceptedchallenging. The need to pace the client’s world becomes essential as vulnerable people can feel overwhelmed by “too positive” an attitude from the Coach Practitioner.

Carl Rogers suggested that the relationship between client and therapist is the single most important factor for change and healing. He coined the term “unconditional positive regard”. This translates very easily into a coaching context where many clients seek help in improving their lives. Coaching is a good option for someone not deemed to need therapy but is still wanting to find more meaning and contentment in their lives

I have used this approach with both Coaching NLP and Hypnotherapy. Drawing on the work of my own mentor, Julie Silverthorn and her work at Neuroenergetics. It was here that she co-developed Humanistic NLP. HNLP and iNLP (Intrinsic NLP co-developed with Julie, Joe and I) have developed the idea of unconditional positive regard further with the concept of “positive internal representations”.

 We hold internal representations of ourselves and others, the nature of these representations impacts on how we feel and behave. They also support and reinforce any linked beliefs we hold. For example, if we have a negative internal representation of ourselves we may also have beliefs about low self-worth or may believe we lack ability in the field linked to a specific internal representation.

There is value in transforming negative internal representations into positive ones and to some degree this is simply a decision to change it. However, we need to also check the positive intention behind the original representation.

 How we feel, think and behave about another person creates our ongoing experience of that person. It becomes essential for you, as a coach to be able to hold a positive internal representation of your client in order for them to have the environment they need to thrive.

 I am running two workshops on behalf of the Association for Coaching that include this topic and other Positive Psychological Approaches. The first is in London on 29th September and I will be repeating the same workshop in Sheffield in October.

 Follow the link below for more information.