Somatic Coaching with Nathan Blair

Observe a live coaching demonstration followed by a discussion with coach & client and an opportunity to practice; experiment in triads.

About this Event

Welcome to Yannick’s Coaching Lab!

Every 1st Tuesday of the month we get together to observe a live coaching demo, followed by a debrief and discussion together with the coach and client, and a chance to practice and experiment in triads in breakout rooms afterwards. You’ll get to learn from interesting and experienced practitioners, connect with other coaches and generally have some fun and experiment in a safe and confidential environment.

Your host for the evening

Your host and facilitator is Yannick Jacob, professional coach, trainer and supervisor with over 10 years of experience. Yannick is a published coaching author, teaching faculty at The School of Life and former Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London.

Featured Coach

This month we welcome Nathan Blair to the Lab. Nathan is a Somatic Coach, Trainer and The Founder of Somatic School. Nathan currently runs a private Couple’s Coaching practice in London and is Founder of The Somatic School, the UK’s first ICF accredited school dedicated to training in process-oriented somatic practices and providing coaches with somatic and embodiment skills. I’m very happy that Nathan has agreed to join us for this Lab as I’ve been following his work at the Somatic School since it was founded and I know how powerful working with the body can be.

About Nathan:

After working in Leadership Development and Talent Management at a successful Performance Consultancy, Nathan left the corporate environment to train as a Transformational Life Coach. Nathan later joined the team at Animas to head up the Centre for Professional Coach Development. As a coach, Nathan has worked extensively with clients to tap into their vast emotional and embodied intelligence. Working with the subtle messages of the body Nathan helps clients clarify their wants and needs, tune into their inner knowing to make better decisions and align themselves with their deepest desires.

His passion for somatics took him to California where he worked as a Connection & Intimacy Coach, facilitated weekly Men’s Groups and was a lead trainer for workshops on conscious sexuality and relationships. It was at the heart of this work that Nathan developed a deep understanding of relational embodiment and Intricate Tactile Sensitivity.

He has immersed himself in somatic practice over the last five years learning from the founding thinkers and practitioners in Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Body Psychotherapy. He is trained in Hakomi, Focusing and Authentic Movement and integrates these therapeutic techniques and similar modalities into a coaching context when working with clients and training coaches.

About the Lab:

Join us for an inside-look into the inner workings of coaching, find out how and why coaches make certain decisions and how they choose their interventions. You get to witness how the client is experiencing different coaching approaches and we hope you’ll get lots of inspiration for your own coaching practice.

After the fishbowl and discussion you’ll get a chance to work in triads (coach, client, observer) with the other attendees so that you can take your insights and ideas for a spin, experiment with some new tools and techniques or simply practice some coaching and get some valuable feedback on your work from fellow professional or curious lay clients. Talking about coaching in small groups and sharing our learning with the rest of the group afterward will help us all grow our understanding, knowledge and coaching skills.

Plan for the evening:

  • 6:30 Welcome and networking
  • 6:45 Live coaching session
  • 7:30 Debrief & group discussion
  • 8:15 Optional practice sessions in triads/breakout rooms
  • 9:00 Sharing Insights
  • 9:30 Finish

Session recordings – where coach and client give their permission for the session to be used for training purposes (they will have 1 week post-event to veto or request edits), recordings will be made available to members, ticket holders of the event as well as ticket holders of the following event. This also means that by participating in the Q&A and discussion you agree to be recorded.

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