Time to Pause

Time to Pause

Sometimes I wonder if my clients get sick of me saying “let’s pause, let’s take a breath” because I know I say it a lot. A Lot. Neuroscientists can tell us all about the benefit of settling the autonomic nervous system, calming the arousal in the sympathetic to the...
Finding your practice

Finding your practice

“Oh” she said, “you’re the Clare who wrote that book!” Yep, that’s my heart-and-soul served up between the covers. It’s always a weird moment when relative strangers suddenly “know” so much about me, someone who’s generally introvert and definitely doesn’t blow their...
Saying Hello

Saying Hello

I was on retreat last weekend, spending many happy hours contemplating one bluebell dell after another as far as the eye could see. I basked in nature’s wonders where nothing is asked of me. I could body-feel deep interconnectedness – the trees absorb my...
Coaching As A Craft

Coaching As A Craft

My lovely husband phoned to say there was something on BBC Radio 4 “about the body and coaching” (bless him, he knows those words are synonymous with ‘Clare’). I tuned in. I heard Patsy Rodenberg talking about her craft and for the first time considered that I could...
Making More Space

Making More Space

It’s very easy to say “take a step back,” “see the bigger picture,” “make more space,” “just detach” and, in my experience, much harder to do in practice. As I was working with someone today, I was taken by surprise when a fresh way to do this presented itself, so I...
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