the evolved heart – Private Mentoring and Supervision
the evolved heart – Private Mentoring and SupervisionGeoff Powell2022-08-18T15:00:34+10:00
The Evolved Heart
One on one supervision & private mentoring for Mental Health and Health Professionals interested in Mental Health
Supporting you in the art of becoming an Embodied Loving Presence
Should you and I work together? YES
if you’re looking to embody what your mind and heart know will work with your clients
if you’re ready to bring more depth and meaning to your work as a therapist / support worker
if you’re early in your psychology or mental health career, wondering how to fully inhabit your role.
if you feel burnt out or disillusioned by the pain and anguish you see daily, perhaps believing it’s your job to “fix” your clients
if you find yourself feeling frustrated by difficult clients and subsequently feel shame about this.
All true transformation only occurs in the field of love.
Learn how to embody that field – BE the loving presence that transforms you and your clients / students from the inside.
“I have come to drag you out of yourself, and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky.” Rumi
“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness… the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man (sic) will have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
CURRICULUM AND LEARNING OUTCOMES will be customised for you and may include:
1) Return to Body Based Safety – Know and Address Neurological Struggle – breath, movement, gesture, sound, awareness
2) Find the Drivers Keeping Love at Bay – Identify Covert Operators in the Mind
3) Develop the Art of Letting Go – Acceptance and Transformation Skills – qualities of awareness
4) Loving Self – Cultivate the Heart of the Evolution – From Mindfulness to Heartfulness – be your own first student / client
5) Loving Life – Plug Back into the Evolutionary Matrix of Life – recognise our contextual existence moment to moment
6) Cultivating Love for Others – Micro Skills of Joy and Compassion – the choice to love
7) Speaking Out – Have Courageous Conversations – Valued & Committed Action in life and in the therapy room on yoga studio.
We will develop together, practical tools, consistent with ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and FAP, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, drawn from the Yoga and Buddhist traditions to cultivate your heart and strengthen your resilience as a practitioner.
Our work together will focus on the art of being a loving / compassionate presence for ourselves and in the therapy room / studio. Resilience comes from having a heart that is big enough to hear the cries of the world. The quality of our noticing is fundamental to mindfulness meditation and yoga practice as it is to our psychology / therapy practice / teaching.
Using ACT and FAP and Buddhist approaches to Mindfulness based Psychology and Yoga interventions, you and I may learn in parallel by practicing and inquiring together into your felt sense; how you are going in your life generally? in your role as a therapist / teacher? Whilst maintaining good boundaries is essential, I sense that being a good therapist is not something we can do with only part of ourselves. It is important for us to walk our talk and apply techniques in our own lives; to continue to grow as conscious humans in order to offer the best to our clients.
I was very lucky in my early years as a psychologist; I had very good supervision in my roles in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice and subsequently in Domestic Violence work. My supervisors were clear that while my clients were important, so was how I was doing in the role. I felt supported and encouraged to be my best. This enriched my life and the lives of those I worked with. I have continued to seek out the best in supervision. I am currently inspired in my own supervision by the wisdom and compassion of Mavis Tsai. So when another therapist, psychologist or counsellor chooses me to supervise them, I have the opportunity to pass on that encouragement and support.
The agenda is yours to set. We will discover together what supports you best.
Love, acceptance and compassion are skills we can all develop inside of our own being for ourselves, life and others. These skills can, at times, appear elusive to us and our clients / students.
It’s my intention to bring the supervision and mentoring space alive; to be the context for your development of these skills.
I believe the Supervision and Mentoring process is about loving ourselves and others back to wholeness.