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Maps Beyond the Mind: NLP and Spirituality

    Introduction By the mid 1990s, people in NLP had begun to take an increasing interest in the spiritual. This was natural. After all, we consider NLP ‘the study of the structure of subjective experience’, and the spiritual forms an important part of human experience. Yet in the domain of the spiritual we can […]

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Fourth Generation NLP and Modelling

    Love says ‘I am everything.’ Wisdom says ‘I am nothing.’ Between the two, my life flows. – Swami Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That     Four Generations of NLP This article begins to explore what might be the nature of modelling in fourth generation NLP. In the first first half I consider how […]

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Contact Improvisation – Some Reflections

and striding             High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wingIn his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,                As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend– Gerard Manley Hopkins Although I first heard of Contact Improvisation (CI) in the 1970s, and […]

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What Makes For Truly Transformational Coaching?

Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing 
there is a field. I will meet you there. – Rumi   Originally from the UK, I have spent much of the past ten years training beginning and advanced coaches in Russia and at my retreat in Bali. Joining ICF and seeking ACTP certification for our programmes and […]

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Coaching, Mentor Coaching, and Coaching Supervision

  Developing People Who Develop People: Coaching, Mentor Coaching, and Coaching Supervision   A Natural Progression This article, originally published in Coaching Today in July 2015, develops ideas first introduced to readers of that journal a year earlier.[i] While that first article explored what makes coaching truly transformational, I would like to show here how […]

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The Way of Unfolding: A New Paradigm with Ancient Roots

Introduction This article outlines many of the key elements to the Academy approach to the ‘Way of Unfolding’ and ‘Generative Patterning’ emerging from the creative collaboration between Peter Wrycza and Jan Ardui beginning in the early 1990s. When Jan Ardui and I began collaborating professionally in the early 1990s, we shared an interest in Neuro-Linguistic […]

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Creativity and Leadership – Insights from East and West

In today’s competitive environment, two important qualities are generally in short supply: creativity and leadership. Yet, organizations that are more creative in their approach to business challenges enjoy an important edge. Even small companies with the vision and leadership to blaze new trails at the right time can quickly become global giants. Companies, such as […]

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What’s In a Logo?

‘What is it? What does it mean?’ people often ask about our logo. And we’d like to share something about it here. The Academy logo has just had a facelift as our Academy renews its focus and enters a new phase. Our logo is not just an interesting and mysterious graphic. It is like the […]

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Resonance In Coaching and Leadership

Coaching, like any deep communication, calls us to the heart of the great paradox of the human condition. When we sit with a client, we find ourselves on one side of an unbridgeable gulf, between the privacy of our own thoughts and feelings and those of another human being. We sit together as separate beings, […]

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Sensory Modalities – Stacking Patterns

Introduction While most people are blessed with five senses, the way the senses are used varies enormously. Typically, we tend to favour one of the three primary modalities of seeing, hearing, and touch/feeling, while the other channels fall somewhat into a background, supportive role, influencing the nature of our experience profoundly. Our preferences make a […]

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