Karen White is organizing the Leadership Embodiment Teacher Training course that takes place in 2014 and 2015. This is a 9-month program that begins in November 2014 and ends in October 2015. Karen White and Wendy Palmer will be the primary instructors. You must have attended a Level 1, Level 2, and Retreat before enrolling in the Teacher Training. Please see our South Africa calendar for available opportunities to complete your prerequisites.
Karen has provided the outline below describing this wonderful opportunity to become a Leadership Embodiment associate.
Leadership Embodiment is a stand alone embodied coaching model, and can also serve as a somatic component alongside other coaching models.
What we do
We study the body. We study how stress responses arise.
By practicing quick, simple exercises we gain access to more choices responding to a given situation.
Working with the body directly is a straightforward way of accessing the more skillful, effective and compassionate responses to stress.
Research tells us that 70% of communication is non-verbal.
Children and animals know before we do when we are sad, mad, glad or afraid which means our reactions show up in the body before they come to conscious awareness.
Leadership presence is felt through non-verbal communication. We aspire to be more centered, mindful, and compassionate as leaders, but return again and again to unskillful reactions and habits, especially when stressed or when faced with conflict.
To create simple and accelerated learning we use the “LE stress simulator”.
By applying mild physical pressure during specific exercises, we can study the individual stress response and practice recovering to a more centered state while still under pressure.
What people who have done the training have said:
I was drawn to Leadership Embodiment to deepen my understanding of my habitual somatic patterns and to develop more skillful responses, especially under stress and pressure. I have found that practicing this work has had a profound impact in my life and in my coaching. I am able to be more present, calm and feel a sense of ease especially in difficult or stressful times. As a result I have become more confident and skillful in dealing with challenging situations and relationships and I am more clear about what is important to me and more capable of asking for what I want or need.
Lisa Hansford, Certified Integral Coach
The Teachers and Coach Training gave me a deep understanding of Leadership Embodiment and how to use the tool and techniques to help individuals and groups to become more effective. Clients that I have worked with have commented on how practical and useful they have found the tools and have applied them in all areas of their lives not just at work.
I’ve grown my capacity to give and receive honest feedback, I can access a greater degree of quality thinking whilst under stress and pressure and I’m more able to return to a state of equilibrium after emotional upsets. I’ve also learned how to be more compassionate with myself and others which has positively impacted both my personal and professional relationships. My clients report very similar benefits from using these tools.
Julia Bonadei-Thorns, Certified Integral Coach
My clients have reported gaining value from the very first session and have commented on how simple, accessible and powerful the practice is in both the professional and personal domain.
I highly recommend the training as a powerful compliment to your current models of practice or simply to gain deeper insight into your way of being in the world and how to access your personal power through integrity and compassion.