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Mindfulness in coaching: being the observer

Passmore, J. (2018) Mindfulness in coaching: being the observer. The Coaching Psychologist, 14 (2). pp. 105-107. ISSN 1748-1104

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Abstract/Summary

This short article focuses on a specific technique: Being the observer. The paper is part of a wider series of techniques papers on mindfulness coaching published in The Coaching Psychologist. The paper offers a short description of the process and when this technique may be most helpful within a coaching conversation. It builds on the papers in the previous editions of TCP, which have briefly reviewed the science and potential for mindfulness approaches in coaching and other techniques. As a technique paper, I have deliberately kept the discussion short, but for those interested in the wider evidence behind the application of mindfulness, a more detailed review is included in earlier papers, as well as other techniques which can be used alongside attitude choice (Passmore, 20171a, 2017b and 2017c, 2018). For a comprehensive review, readers may wish to review Michael Cavanagh, and Gordon Spence’s critical review of the mindfulness literature (Cavanagh & Spence, 2013).

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:81926
Publisher:The British Psychological Society

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