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Journaling With Images – An Exercise

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The recent Unboxed Brain Webinar re-ignited my love of using images. There are so many creative ways to use them and the results are always rich.
 
Just about any powerful open-ended question can set the stage for discovery.
 
Below are three great open-ended questions excerpted from the JICT images Kit.

Choose a question that speaks to you and spend a couple of minutes with the images above and let each one tell you something about your inquiry.
 
Questions:
 
1. When the path is unknown, how do you find your way?
 
2. What gets in your way?
 
3. What sets you free?

I'd love to hear what shows up for you!

Coaching with visual images

I am very excited about a new product/process called Art
Guidance Coaching. It was created by Karin Bauer and I just posted my interview
with her on the Coaching Toys site.

Karin has turned her tangible product – Art Guidance Cards
into an online visual coaching program that allows a coach and a client to see
and work with the same image while on a call.  The use of imagery in coaching and counseling
is near and dear to my heart. In fact, I once started down the path to become
an art therapist (that’s a story for another time). What I know about the power
of using imagery is that it bypasses internal censorship and takes you to a different
and sometimes deeper place of knowing and meaning.

Part of the reason I’m excited about this is that I use an
imagery process with my in person clients now. The Art Guidance Coaching system
will allow me to offer a similar process to clients anywhere. Karin’s images are abstract paintings which
are rich and layered enough to allow for a broad range of responses.

Rather than fully describe how the process works I’ll point
you to the interview. In it, I allowed myself to be the subject of a coaching
demo. The process easily opened up new perspectives. I found it valuable and we only did a 15
minute session.

This product provides a way for you to offer something
really unique and powerful to your clients. Karin recommends a full hour for an
art guidance session so you could use it as a stand alone offering, an addition
to a group program or even a regular part of your one on one coaching. I’ve already signed up myself and can hardly wait to try it.

I will probably be raving about Art Guidance Coaching for
awhile.

FYI – Art Guidance Coaching is now available in the Coaching Toys store.