In the past 15 years, I immersed myself in further education programmes in professional coaching methods and approaches with teachers in Europe, Canada, South Africa and the US.
From the psychotherapy field a few techniques and experiences have become most valuable for what I amalgamated into a precious basket of COACHING-tools for my particular work:
taken from Systemic Constellation Work, HAKOMI® or R-CS (see below).
While we are in session I usually add a good portion of creativity and intuition to this rich toolbox to be truly present for your needs and what is alive in you. It is imperative in this forevermore flowing and abductive Process of positive Self-Discovery...
U.lab - Leading From the Emerging Future
Currently, there is hardly any better source for people who want to actively work for change than the Presencing Institute. With the ongoing trainings and activities in this School of Transformation, I am nowhere better off and feel "at home" as a coach.
It was founded in 2006 by Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and colleagues to create an action research platform at the interface of science, consciousness and profound social and organizational change.
Over the past two decades, they have developed Theory U as a framework for change and a set of methodologies used by thousands of organizations and communities worldwide to address our most pressing global challenges: Climate change, food systems, inequality and exclusion, finance, health care and education.
Systemic Constellation Work - My own Approach
In this field, there is - by now - a large variety of approaches. For that very reason I decided to learn for the past 8 years in intensive workshops, seminars and training from the masters in the field - AFTER a rich basic training with Douglas Economy (Access Your Essence). Douglas was a scholar under Peter Schellenbaum, former Training Analyst at the Jungian Institute, (Psycho Energetics), in Switzerland.
Out of this rich repertoire I created my own work of integrated coaching-art, which has at its centre the constellation of our inner parts - based on Graeme Coetzer's experiences with the Awareness Wheel. I concentrate on the sensual perception and detection of our individual and collective conscious and unconscious aspects of life - from somatic experiencing to feelings and emotions, thoughts and memories and so on. The Immediacy of Beingness, our self-confidence and poise, is experienced in a self-empowered way.
2016 - 2019 I was as a regional co-speaker and official functionary in our German Association for Systemic Constellation Work (DGfS) to support this precious work and to continue to advance and grow.
Coaching @ UBC - University of British Columbia, Canada
2014 I was certified (ACC level, ICF) in Organisational Coaching at the University of British Columbia UBC in Canada. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) Vancouver chapter has designated UBC as a "CoachingWise" organization, recognizing the commitment to build and sustain a coaching culture through organizational and leadership beliefs and practices that reflect coaching as a strategic business driver.
My Specialisation: AWARENESS COACHING
From Coaching Fundamentals to Personal Mastery
Organisational Context and Executive Coaching
Self-Reflection and Potential Analysis
Symbolon-Method® for Potential-Analysis
This method was developed by Christine Kranz based on the principles and teachings of different schools. Included are essential thoughts of psychology by Carl Gustav Jung (basic principles and theory of archetypes), Leopold Szondi (fate psychology), projective and associative reflection and testing procedures, visual and symbolic language, colour theory, as well as philosophical and mythological content. Based on the Jungian concept of archetypes the Symbolon-Method® starts from a universally valid symbolic language.
The Symbolon-Method® works with famous artworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Claude Lorrain or Peter Paul Rubens. All artworks symbolically contain those aspects, archetypes and symbols that are relevant in business. The works of art are specially selected for their suitability to make symbolic statements, are evaluated and validated.
... and Symbolon Art4Reflection
Symbolon Art4Reflection transforms a museum visit into a coaching space, to reflect on your own topics and to develop new solutions. The artworks you are presented will give rise to free association for self-reflection. This can be organised in an individual or group setting. Exchanging your thoughts with other participants makes it clear that works of art trigger very different thoughts and inner images. In this 1 1/2 hr process, you learn more about your patterns of thoughts and re-action. You are invited to leave old pathways of thinking and to create new avenues through the encounter with the masterpieces.
2010 / 2012 further education. Jon Eisman developed this integral approach, R-CS, an exquisite and readily learned system for re-empowering our ability to live from an undivided State of Selfhood in the relationship with others. Drawing from world religions, humanistic, psychodynamic and existential psychology, Hakomi therapy, systems theory, interpersonal neurobiology, learning theory, and Jon’s own unique vision, R-CS offers both accurate models of human and relational dynamics, and profound techniques for embodying them.
R-CS begins with a precise description of the Ideal Self: the sense of the whole and mature individuality that each of us is born to pursue. The Ideal Self is marked by such qualities as expansiveness, inclusiveness, compassion, curiosity, empowerment, various inner resources and experiential structures and aliveness. The seeds for all of these are within us at birth, a bequest from our transpersonal origins, both spiritual and genetic. As we come into human form, we are moved to sustain both an ongoing connectedness with the environment around us —including other people— and also to seek and develop our own separateness and uniqueness.
2007 - 2009 training in Hakomi Experiential Body-Centred Psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based approach to self-understanding. Mindfulness is not simply part of the 'tool kit’ in Hakomi, but forms the very foundation of the therapeutic encounter. Much more than a method or set of techniques, Hakomi is a way of looking at the world that is compassionate, mindful, curious, non-invasive, humorous and respectful.
Hakomi is a Hopi Indian word, that has been borrowed to describe the distinctive approach to body-inclusive psychotherapy developed in the USA by therapist and author Ron Kurtz and members of his training staff.
The method is based on the idea that the deepest beliefs—we call them core beliefs—are not usually conscious. They are implicit. They are implied by habitual behaviours. For the most part, those behaviours were procedurally learned and have become generalized ways of being. A person’s habits tell us in this pantomimic way, what kind of world the person is imagining they’re living in. The goal of working with someone is to enhance their wellbeing and reduce their unnecessary suffering. Much suffering is the result of over-generalized core beliefs. The world is not the way the client is imagining it.
Your habits are how you learned to interact with your environment. They operate automatically, without conscious thought. They express your beliefs about what kind of world you believe you’re in and who you are in that world. They limit and control what you can and cannot experience. (The riddle of experience vs. memory, by Daniel Kahneman)
2003 - 2007 the foundations were laid to become a life coach. The eight moduls that I took, were the most influential insights I gained for the way how I started to be in relation to other people and my own life. I even almost embarked on a trainer path... "Life is your best Teacher", is key to MTL Coaching seminars and workshops. To keep this in mind, to understand about boundaries and how to get and overcome a personal edge, to detect un-useful old patterns - to then discover our highest potentials is central to the various moduls of self-discovery and healing of old beliefs and limiting drama.