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How coaching supervisors experience and use mindfulness within their practice: An IPA study

van den Assem, B., Passmore, J. ORCID: and Dulewicz, V. (2022) How coaching supervisors experience and use mindfulness within their practice: An IPA study. Organisational Consulting, Supervision and Coaching (OSC), 29. pp. 523-541. ISSN 1862-2577

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This qualitative study aimed to explore the use of mindfulness in the practice of coaching supervision and the perceived contribution mindfulness makes to the nature and quality of supervision. Major constructs and dynamics of mindfulness in supervision and insights into the perceived benefits of mindfulness practice are considered. Fifteen in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with experienced coaching supervisors and analysed using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Four major themes emerged with respect to the present and presence, attention and noticing, awareness, non-judgmental, and eight related subthemes. The challenges and applications for supervisors are explored, including mindfulness training to develop effective mindfulness coaching supervision. A coach supervisor interactive mindfulness framework is proposed to facilitate an understanding of the dynamics and content of the supervisor-supervisee relationship.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:112850

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