Contemplative Supervision

 

This mode of supervision was developed within psychospiritual psychotherapy as a way to bring the spirit of open enquiry into group supervision.  A special frame is held in the supervision sessions, where we focus upon empirical observational categories of  “body, speech and mind”, and also  refrain from making interpretations or problem-solving. This enables the extended field of the client-therapist relationship to open up and become vividly present during the supervision session.  It then becomes clear to the participants what is needed to be understood or known about the therapeutic relationship, and what responses or adjustments need to be made, if any.

Participants discover that this method of supervision is invigorating and extraordinarily informative about the dynamics of their client relationships.  At the same time, it tends to reduce and alleviate any stress associated with the therapeutic role.