Report – ISN Meeting 7 November 2023 (Online)

ISN Meeting 7th November 2023

VIP (Vintage Independent Practitioners) Group

Christina Breene, Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot have been meeting for about 10 years. We have all found this group beneficial as it supports our practice at the head, heart and hand level! We meet roughly quarterly in each other’s homes for a day and a half. Good food is an essential part of our time together. We realise our meetings are based on three elements, work, rest, and play as promoted by a famous advert in the 1960’s – guess which one!. We take inspiration from where we meet – Edinburgh… Read More

International Supervision Week Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 1 July 2023

This is our 8th International Supervision Week hosted by John Wilson of onlinevents, CSTD London and ISN. The primary purpose of International Supervision Week is to spread the idea that supervision could be beneficial in many different ways to a wide range of people. As such the aim is to go to places where supervision might not usually be happening and to create forums for innovative, exciting and connecting conversations about work and life. There are one or two hour workshops throughout the day between 9am and 9pm BST. If you would like to… Read More

Open Ended Conversations: the nature of ISN

Open Ended Conversations: the nature of ISN by Monica Suswin Supervision is a very particular type of conversation In Love with Supervision: Creating Transformative Conversations (Robin & Joan Shohet, 2020. p.4) The Nature of Conversation An open approach to conversation means we may express our ideas free of perceived constraints of correct ways of thinking. We aim to listen with care to others and voice our responses and challenges too. Within the remit of supervision, the scope of conversation offers the opportunity for an open and welcoming approach to explore the thoughts… Read More


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At the ISN Conference 30 Nov 2019

Thanks to all who came along to the recent ISN Conference Approximately 18 people attended.   The morning was held by Robin Shohet and Phil Turner and the afternoon by Steve Mepsted.  We started the day breaking into pairs and sharing a ‘sparkling’ moment at work. This is an excellent exercise for putting people in touch with their strengths and creating connection and relationship. After hearing from some of the participants we moved into an appreciative inquiry of supervision, again in pairs for 20 minutes each way. The appreciative inquiry form used in… Read More