Online Supervision Conference. Fri 3rd July

Hosted by ISN (Interdependent Supervisors Network), onlinevents and CSTD London About this Event We are currently working on the shape of the day, however we expect to schedule presentations and workshops in the morning and in the afternoon supervision time in the form of triads and small group supervision. We will post information about the conference here as it emerges Payment We are offering access to this conference in the form of ‘gift economy’ (you choose what you pay) Hosted by ISN Interdependent Supervisors Network, onlinevents and CSTD London

ISN – The Journey So Far: Outcomes

On March 3rd Joan Wilmot spoke with John Wilson of Online Events about the intention and purpose of the Interdependent Supervisors Network and reflected on the following questions: Is it needed and by whom? How do we support each other in our work life as supervisors? What structures support us? How do we manage the creative tension between our need to belong and our need to do our own thing? How do we create community and connection when we are spread all round the country? How does technology help or hinder this?… Read More

Next Event: ISN – ‘The Story So Far’

The Story So Far: Interdependent Supervisors Network – Joan Wilmot March 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm GMTEvent Details ISN The story so far. In this conversation, Joan will talk with John Wilson of Online Events about the intention and purpose of the Interdependent Supervisors Network and reflect on the following questions: Is it needed and by whom? How do we support each other in our work life as supervisors? What structures support us? How do we manage the creative tension between our need to belong and our need to do our own thing?… Read More

Being your own best friend

How would you like to treat yourself? Maria Arpa Many people I speak to find it really easy to be in service of others and find it very difficult to be in service of their self. The most obvious example of this is the personal ‘to do’ list. I can easily foil a person’s unconscious plan to make their own life less wonderful by asking a really simple question: ‘Would you give that ‘to do’ list to anyone else and expect them to feel it is a reasonable ask?’ Not surprisingly the… Read More

My Favourite Books on Therapy

This is a personal list (obviously). I originally intended to start with my top ten, but the list just grew. I would be interested in others’ favourites. Robin Shohet  Early influences. Mostly 60’s and early 70’s.  I still think they might have something to offer If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him. Sheldon Kopp. In the mid-seventies, when I was new to therapy, I remember the sense of excitement in reading this classic. I think it stands the test of time. Uncommon Therapy. Jay Haley. Ditto. Describes the work… Read More

Exploring the Dynamics of Complaints 

Robin Shohet (Article published in Self and Society Vol 45 No. 1 April 2017) People have reported not feeling supported by their professional bodies around complaints.  As one of the aims of ISN is to create a supportive and challenging community, I wanted to post this article which might throw light on some of the issues that arise. It would be good to hear from people. Many professionals have a fear of a complaint being made against them. In this article my aim has been to throw some light on some of… Read More

Welcome to the ISN Blog

Welcome to all supervisors, psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, mentors, managers and all those that are passionate about and hold a responsibility for their own and other peoples’ well-being at work, the well-being of the organisation in which they work and the society in which that work operates. This blog is here to share ideas and inspiration, articles and news. Please feel free to contribute and share.

Next Meeting Event

Thank you for coming to the meeting on July 5th. We are writing to let you know that the next one will be  Saturday November 30th, same venue and same cost ie £40 which will go to funding of website which is still work in progress. The booking will again be through Alison at www.cstdlondon.co.uk We thought that the proposed change of name to the ‘Interdependent Supervisors Network’ was an excellent idea, but it may be harder to put into practice than we realised. Steve Mepsted the designer of the site will let us know…. Read More

Enquiry Form

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… Read More