“Fear and Love in Supervision” with Robin Shohet on Saturday 29th February 2020
This workshop will be based on Robin’s chapter in his edited book Passionate Supervision. His experience is that fear comes into our lives in ways that don’t obviously look like fear – such as blame, criticism, comparisons, giving unsolicited advice, the need to be right, and shame. All these can operate at a subtle level in the supervisory relationship.
“We will examine our core beliefs as supervisors and will see how well these support us when taking ‘leaps into the unknown’. We will also explore the issue of fear within supervision, both ours and of our supervisees, and the role this plays. We will also identify some risks and uncertainties associated with supervising in order to strengthen ourselves. Lastly, we will focus on taking a ‘supervisory attitude’ in our work, so that we can channel our compassion for our supervisees – to ourselves!
Using the safety of the group we will bring aspects of our work where we have felt disempowered to see if there is parallel process of fear in the system and find creative ways of moving beyond it. The workshop will focus mostly on fear because Robin’s core belief is that the love is always there like the sun, but it is the clouds of fear that stop us experiencing it.”