What is Integral Coaching®?
Carl Jung’s Depth Psychology and the Tavistock Process Approach underlie my work as a coach and a facilitator, which I combine with my qualifications and experience in business, psychology and mental health.
Understanding Integral Coaching ®
Integral Coaching® is “a discipline that enables clients to become more aware of their current approach to situations, to see new possibilities and then build sustainable new competencies to achieve outcomes that deeply matter to them (Integral Coaching Canada Inc). Rather than ‘out with the old and in with the new’ the Integral method recognises that a client’s current way of being never entirely goes away but rather that aspects of it live on inside the clients next level of development…a ‘transcend and include’ model of coaching.
Abby Malan & Integral Coaching ®
As an Integral Coach™ I aim to understand how my client has been approaching their coaching topic prior to seeing me. Together we identify and work with long-standing patterns while building my client’s ability to move in different directions since both occur at the same time. Through this approach we develop greater conscious recognition of a past way of being and in doing so we loosen it’s grip. Simultaneously we create new ways of moving forward. These new ways call for development, letting go, progression and breaking new ground. As a client comes to see her/himself more objectively they are able to shift quite radically into healthier, more productive, and more expanded ways of being in their life. In essence, a client’s development during the coaching program will include integrating the healthy aspects of how he or she has been approaching their topic until now as they develop new competencies to support an expanded new way of being in their topic. And in the middle sits some natural developmental creative tension, a very necessary part of the work we do together.
Integral Coaching ® Outcomes include Awareness (self awareness and the ability to self-assess and self-adjust), Embodiment (new competencies are sustained over time) and Generativity (when new areas of development are identified, learning and new competencies gained through a coaching program are called upon).
Depth Work and Tavistock
Depth Work is about working below the surface of behaviour to better understand why people behave in certain ways. The role and purpose of depth work is to understand the possibilities hidden in people, to determine or discover the processes by which they unfold, and to develop practical procedures with which to broaden people’s growth.
The Tavistock approach involves working with the hidden dimensions of organisational life and assisting people to see the links between the different layers of the system.