integrative Reflective Practice
This unique reflective practice model was developed to support Hospital Chaplains to further explore their lived experiences through a multi-model integrative lens. Utilising mindful somatic psychology, expressive arts, and values-based reflection to inform the action/contemplation process. This work easily translates into any caregiving role and themes can be developed for your individual team.
Carl Jung postulates that if we don't pause to reflect on our experiences, interactions, and dreams, and our internal and external responses to them, no matter how challenging, we are missing opportunities to enable us to grow as individuals and, thus, live life more fully.
Similarly, any professional caregiving practice not reflected upon is a practice that only partially fulfils its potential. Through intentional and creative reflection on care provision, and the lived somatic experience, our future practice can be more focused, fulfilling, and meaningful for both the cared for and the carer.
Reflective Practice sessions for individuals and groups are available. Natalie typically focuses via a specific lens of care, thus enhancing the mindful connection between the client and the practitioner's lived experience; but can adapt most action/reflection methods for your needs.
Sessions are a minimum of 120mins,
with up to eight participants.
“Reflective thinking turns experience into insight.”- John C. Maxwell
“When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope”- Henri Nouwen
Reflect on pastoral identity through a lens of somatic awareness, and the lived experience of the practitioner. Exploring boundaries, the impulse for care, capacity and self-compassion.
Attunement in the care relationship
Reflect on your unique way of attunement.
Exploring both personal and professional resources, that either support or impact the therapeutic relationship. Develop greater somatic awareness to further enhance the body-mind connection, support clients in restoring relational safety and reclaim calm neural states.
Trauma Informed Pastoral Care
Reflect through a lens of trauma-informed care. Exploring case studies to gain a greater understanding of the impact of clients trauma history, lived experience, barriers to care, and ways in which pastoral practitioners can support the healing impulse whilst working within the non-therapeutic agreement.
Existential Awareness within the therapeutic relationship
Understanding the development of "core self", to inform the provision of support for clients who are experiencing life challenging events. Explore case studies, learn easy to apply emotional and spiritual assessment models and somatic resourcing tools.
With a developed understanding of contemporary spiritual and pastoral care and the context of the therapeutic and non-therapeutic agreement, let me support your team to develop a meaningful and effective reflective practice for professional maturation.