About our April issue
Our April issue marks the arrival of spring by mirroring the theme of our online Working with Coaching event in March, with a focus on coaching and the natural world.
This past year, like no other, has emphasised the importance of nature and the outdoors for our mental, physical and emotional health. We have also seen how the need for outdoor space during the pandemic has highlighted social inequalities – the experiences of those with houses and private gardens in stark contrast with those who have spent three lockdowns in cramped apartment buildings with little or no access to parks, gardens and woodland. How can we integrate coaching with ecotherapy to create a service that is accessible to as wide a range of people as possible, regardless of financial or socio-economic status?
We also use this issue to introduce our coaching for social impact special interest group, and I look forward to featuring more stories about your work in this area, through our new related series.
If anything you read in this issue inspires or resonates with you, I would love to hear from you. Do get in touch with your ideas and feedback.
Diane Parker, Editor, Coaching Today
A walk in the woods: where ecotherapy meets coaching
Open article: Sue Sutcliffe reflects on the mental and physical health impact of the current pandemic and asks: how can we harness the healing power of nature to integrate ecotherapy with coaching, for the benefit of all? Coaching Today, April 2021
Working the valley: facing vulnerability
Open article: Susie Flashman Jarvis explains how she drew on her training, background and her own experience of vulnerability, to create an integrated model of therapeutic coaching. Coaching Today, April 2021
Message from the Chair: Life beyond lockdown
"Having a shared sense of what is precious and needs to be retained, as well as what now needs to be let go of… can increase resolve and articulate a shared commitment." Coaching Today, April 2021
About Coaching Today
Straddling the interface between counselling and coaching, Coaching Today provides a platform for education, debate and sharing of best practice for those working in the diverse field of coaching, from private practitioners to line managers, peers, mentors, trainers and educators.
Coaching Today is published in January, April, July and October.
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Coaching for social impact
BACP Coaching executive member Val Watson introduces our new series dedicated to coaching for social change, and extends an invitation to join our special interest group. Coaching Today, April 2021
A wealth of experience: making the invisible visible
Open article: Centre Director of Animas Centre for Coaching, Robert Stephenson, reflects on his personal journey towards contributing to a more diverse and inclusive coaching profession. Coaching Today, January 2021
One step at a time: coaching for social change
Open article: Carolyn Mumby explores the role that coaching has to play in changing our world for the better. Coaching Today, October 2020