Relational mindfulness for coaches and supervisors

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Relational mindfulness for coaches and supervisors

Relational mindfulness for coaches and supervisors

Building moment by moment awareness in our client relationships and beyond


A webinar presented by Emma Donaldson-Feilder.

As coaches and supervisors, our way of being in relationship will influence client outcomes perhaps as much as the tools, techniques, and skills we deploy. Practising mindfulness and meditation can help us as coaches to be more present and aware. Relational mindfulness takes this a step further by bringing mindful awareness right into the moment of interaction with others and supporting us to engage in mindful dialogue.

The aim is that the session will enable participants to experience relational mindfulness practice and how it can help us as coaches and supervisors:
  • Bring present moment, non-judgemental awareness to speaking and listening in our client work and beyond
  • Build moment by moment awareness of our own and others’ relational habits and patterns
  • Establish more resilient ways of being in relationship with our clients and others
  • Develop supportive, collaborative relationships in order to enhance our coaching/supervision practice and what we embody for our clients.


While the session will include a brief grounding in relevant frameworks and models, it will mainly be designed to generate experiential learning and will include guided individual mindfulness and relational mindfulness practices.


This session will benefit individuals who are interested in how relational mindfulness can help them be more present in their coaching and supervision work and in all their relationships. It would be helpful, but is not essential, to have some prior experience of mindfulness practice.


At this session, we hope that you will learn ways to:

  • Be more present and aware when interacting with clients and others
  • Deepen your awareness of and choice over what you embody in your work
  • Create greater psychological safety in sessions with clients and enhance your capacity to listen and comfort with silence

Speaker bio

Dr Emma Donaldson-Feilder is an APECS Accredited Master Executive Coach, Coach Supervisor, Coaching Psychologist and Occupational Psychologist. She is also a Relational Mindfulness teacher/trainer and has conducted research exploring the use of mindfulness and relational mindfulness in leadership development. Much of her current work uses relational mindfulness as a way to help coaches, leaders and psychologists enhance their capacity for presence, awareness, kindness, humanity and wisdom. She is particularly interested in compassionate leadership, the link between leadership/people management and employee health and wellbeing, and the role of coaching and coach supervision in supporting positive change in these fields.


Please noteparts of this session may be recorded to be shared with the APECS community. By registering for this event, you are giving your consent for the recording to be shared. 


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Event Properties

Event Date 17-05-2022 4:00 pm
Event End Date 17-05-2022 6:00 pm
Capacity 100
Registered 24
Available place 76
Individual Price £15 non-members/£7.50 members
Location Webinar

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