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Integrative Reflective Practice

This reflective practice model was originally created to help Hospital Chaplains explore their professional experiences with patients and within teams more comprehensively using various techniques, such as mindful somatic psychology, expressive arts, and values-based reflection. The goal is to inform the action/contemplation process, and the model can be adapted to any caregiving role or professional team. 


Carl Jung believed that if we don't reflect on our experiences, interactions, and dreams, we are missing opportunities to grow as individuals. Similarly, any professional practice that is not reflected upon is only partially fulfilling its potential. By reflecting on care provision and the somatic experience, our practice can be more focused, fulfilling, and meaningful for both the caregiver and the cared-for. 


Reflective Practice sessions are available for individuals and groups, with Natalie typically focusing on a specific theme, suggestions are listed below. Sessions are a minimum of 120 minutes and can include up to ten participants. Larger groups require extra facilitators to maintain an intimate and safe reflective space. 


As John C. Maxwell once said, "Reflective thinking turns experience into insight." Similarly, Henri Nouwen noted that "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."

Professional Identity
for Pastoral caregivers

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. 

Lets work together...

As an experienced care provider, I offer reflective practice to meet your unique professional developmental needs. With expertise in contemporary spiritual and pastoral care, somatic-informed therapy, knowledge of human behaviour, and working within therapeutic and non-therapeutic agreements, I help you develop the reflective capacity needed for professional insight, personal growth, and flourishing teams. 

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