Mindfulness-Based Relational Supervision: Mutual Learning and Transformation

Author(s) : Fiona Adamson, Author(s) : Jane Brendgen

Mindfulness-Based Relational Supervision: Mutual Learning and Transformation

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 116
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  • Catalogue No : 96002
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138063105
  • ISBN 10 : 113806310X

Reviews and Endorsements

'As I read this book, I found myself absorbed in the story of the emerging relationship between Fiona and Jane, and the potentiality that began to unfold. I appreciated the focus on the centrality of a mindful relationship within supervision in order to give space for the vulnerability of being human. This too is my experience of one of the tenets of a mindful approach to supervision. Thank you for putting words to this process.' - Alison Evans, PhD, Executive Director and Supervision Lead, The Mindfulness Network.

'In this book, Fiona and Jane give a deeply personal account of their journey. In doing so, they invite all of us - as coaches, supervisors, human beings - to join in the exploration of how our internal working models and frames of reference guide our views and behaviour. They offer a pathway, based on relational mindfulness, along which we too can travel to find deeper wisdom and awareness.' - Emma Donaldson-Feilder, PhD, Relational Mindfulness Trainer, Executive Coach and Supervisor.

'Fiona and Jane weave a beautifully authentic tapestry of two people coming home to themselves through relational work. Their journeys, while unique, are also universal to us all as human beings growing in the direction of greater wisdom and compassion. Increasingly mindfulness is entering into the mainstream as an intrapersonal practice of growth and self-knowledge. This book points to the further growth available through interpersonal mindfulness and the practice of insight dialogue. As vertical adult development grows in prominence, this book may act as an invaluable guide for anyone wishing to transcend the socialised mind and early attachment patterns to become self-authoring. Fiona and Jane chart a key journey from conventional relating (subject-object) to dialogical relating (subject-subject) and beyond. From within this journey, they discover and reveal that the key ingredient in transformational learning is, in essence, love and unconditional acceptance.' - Mark McMordie, PhD, CEO, The Conscious Leader.

'Thanks so much for inviting me to read this heartfelt exploration of your work together, and the transformative potential of the supervision relationship. It has helped to reinforce and significantly extend my sense of what supervision at its best can be about. I am in awe at the way you have translated and explained your experience of relationship so clearly. I am struck by how effectively you have blended your two voices.' - Henry Campion, MB, BS, Executive Coach Supervisor.

'The hallmarks of this wonderful contribution include the authors' willingness to role-model vulnerability, their compelling commitment to their own learning and that of others - including ours as readers - the intellectual rigour, and of course, the mindfulness, love and compassion that radiate from the book's pages and underpin their work. These combine in a challenge and invitation to reconsider and deepen our approach to relationships in coaching supervision, coaching and beyond.' - Liz Hall, editor of Coaching at Work, and author of Mindful Coaching

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