Cultivating willingness to bear discomfort with Leanne Lowish.
How can we evolve our capacity to bear what is in the space in service of our coach, client and their systems and ourselves and our system when it is uncomfortable and we want to defend. This session will look at:
how we build our capacity to stay open and accepting
what triggers our defense mechanisms and survival strategies so we contract and close
how we know when we have contracted and closed
We will look at this topic through a somatic, psychological and systemic lens in order to grow our awareness and our felt sense and toleration, thereby building our capacity.
Leanne Lowish is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in the UK and Europe for 25 years, run a business in Asia Pacific, and now lives and works in the USA. This multicultural foundation allows her to understand and hold diverse perspectives simultaneously. She is deeply curious about how people think and feel and understand their world, as well as their individual experiences. Leanne attended CSA’s first coaching supervision Diploma in 2005/6 and then became program leader of the UK in 2010 and now runs the Diploma in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and is starting a course this year in South Africa. Having worked for many years in the public sector, NPO’s and a variety of corporate functional and L&D roles Leanne is most drawn to corporate transformation at a large scale. Yet she recognizes that all change starts within us as individuals. She is deeply committed to walking her talk and being alongside her colleagues, clients, friends, and family as we all navigate the complexities and ambiguities of living in an era characterized by exponential change.