I don’t know about you, but I miss meeting people face to face. To feel that natural flow of conversation, the back and forth of humour, the moments of physical contact and being able to see all of a person rather than what appears on a rectangular screen.

But one of the advantages of digital connection is that it enables us to come together regardless of geography. BACP network groups have been traditionally geographically based, and while we actively support members who would like to set up a local or regional group - please do get in touch if this is something you’d be interested in - we're also excited to be offering a series of events that anyone can access.

In our recent member gathering, it was wonderful to connect with coaches and counsellors from Scotland, Dorset, Sheffield and Canterbury. It was a lovely, supportive atmosphere of people sharing where they were at and realising they were not alone.

We have a free mix of presentations and networking meetings planned for every month until December, and are already developing a new series of event for early next year. Our aim with these meetings is two-fold: to enable us to learn from one another and from leaders in different fields to support our coach/counselling work, and to bring people together, to feel connected and heard.

Details of the forthcoming events are featured on our Events page, but highlights include author and speaker Neil Seligman, who will be leading an experiential workshop on mindfulness, and founder, teacher and lecturer Soran David, who will explore how a healthy relationship with our bodies and our physical potential can have a profound effect on our sense of wellbeing.

So if you're a coach and a counsellor or are interested in integrating or exploring your practice, please join us as a member of BACP coaching and I look forward to seeing you at one of our future events.

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