As supervision is a place to reflect on ourselves and our work and work is a place to learn, as well as meeting other needs such as earning money, expressing our creativity, doing service, co-operating and collaborating with our fellow human beings, we wanted to have a blog page where supervisors could learn and exchange ideas. Reflective practice supervision is based on the premise of enquiry, reflecting on process, good conversation and relationship.
The Indian philosopher Krishnamurti remarked that “the highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe without evaluating.” And Rumi the thirteenth century Persian poet in his poem A Great Wagon said, “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. As I write out those quotes I think the next blog could be some of the poems and writings that have given me good supervision over the years. Or you could respond with a blog or article of your own or hear your favourite quote or poem.
So back to the blog and the enquiry form Robin and I have developed over the past five years for our trainees to use with their supervisees, supervisors and peers to explore their relationship together. You can do one question or all of them and you can do them with anyone and here we invite you to do it with your supervision group or dyad. Enjoy and let us know how you got on!