Working creatively with unhelpful emotions 

Professional & Personal CPD for Counsellors & Coaches

When we are truly ‘lost for words’, creative techniques enable us to express what we mean and provide a unique opportunity to make new associations, gain new perspectives and delve deeper into the heart of the matter. 

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We believe Creative techniques are a wonderful way of exploring ourselves, our thoughts and our patterns.
 
Enabling us to look more deeply and more intuitively into what has shaped our lives and what is getting in our way. 

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Whether you're a counsellor or coach, working virtually or face to face,

creativity opens up a whole new channel within you, and your clients, and provides a new vocabulary with which to explore what’s going on

CREATING BREAKTHROUGHS AND TRANSFORMATIONS

Do your clients ....

  • Have emotional blocks that are preventing them from getting the outcomes you are working towards?

  • Do you lack the confidence to help your clients make emotional shifts?

  • Recognise that some clients don't respond to logic

  • Do you have an interest in Neuroscience and the use of metaphor?

  • Do you want creativity back into your own life

After our workshops

  • Have the tools and techniques to enable transformational breakthroughs to happen

  • Gain better results with your clients and more satisfaction for yourself

  • Your clients have a stronger and longer lasting connection to their outcome 

  • Genuinely helping people transform their lives for the better

  • Realise your own potential as a coach or a counsellor - self-actualise 

  • Ability to apply creativity on a daily basis

WHAT OTHERS SAY

"I have used your ways of working online and face to face. The Anger shapes, Boundaries and the Shame pebbles particularly. Amazing when a few weeks later a client picked up the same decorated pebble and was surprised not to feel the same depth of shame and said he would now choose a lighter pebble."

"A client couldn’t understand why I mentioned her parents divorce that we had used your Anger shapes with, as she felt it wasn’t an issue... it had been a main issue causing such depression but it was no longer there ! It’s almost magical what I have seen using your techniques. I love them."

“What makes squiggles on a sheet of paper not just colour, shapes, curves, lines, dots and dashes? When you can translate them into a language that enables you and others to understand your state, your emotions, your thoughts, relationship with yourself and the world outside of you.” 

 

WORKSHOPS

In each workshop we introduce a new and exciting creative technique to explore the topics below. We help you take a refreshing new look that will help you on your personal and professional development journey. 

We have developed a separate schedule for counsellors and coaches but you are welcome to join any workshop.  

 

We run these workshops as small groups because we are working deeply together and we feel we all benefit from it being a smaller group.

All our workshops are up to 2 hours long.

It's important for you to know that you will be experiencing the creative techniques first-hand (these sessions are not webinars) and working on yourself and your relationship with these topics. We ask that you fully engage in order to get the most out of our time together, as well as doing your part to support other people who are joining us on the day. In order to do this you will need both video and audio whilst on the Zoom session.

 

TRAINING
in the ChrisLin Method  

In this 12 hour course you’ll participate in creative techniques that support your personal and professional development. And by experiencing them real-time and working on areas that are important to you, you'll feel the power of these creative techniques to open up new perspectives. And by doing so, receive some much-treasured time to reflect on yourself.

It's important for you to know that our course is designed to give you a fully immersive experience in the ChrisLin Method where you will have the time to experience and practice techniques that will help you work with your clients to unlock their unhelpful emotions.

"At the edge between the known and the unknown there is a fertile place, full of possibility. Playing at the end can lead us to experience fresh new learning, creativity, joy and wonder"

Steven D'Souza and Diana Renner

CPD Hours

CPD Certificate of Attendance is available upon request for those who are adding to their professional learning 

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Association for Coaching CPD Certificate - Workshops

For those who complete 12 hours (6 workshops) with us we can issue an Association for Coaching CPD Certificate 

Association for Coaching CPD Certificate - Training

For those who complete the 12/14 hour ChrisLin Training with us we can issue an Association for Coaching Recognition of Continuous Professional Development Training Certificate 

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WHO ARE THE WORKSHOPS & TRAINING FOR?

The Workshops and Training are suitable for:

  • Coaches, Counsellors or Therapists undergoing their training or fully qualified, who are wishing to explore how creative techniques unlock a deeper conversation with their clients.

  • Individuals wanting to know more about themselves - what makes you tick,  what your beliefs, values and behaviours are, where they came from and explore if they are still serving you well. 

Don't worry, you don't have to be 'creative' to get the benefit from these workshops!

No artistic ability is required. We trust that you will be as creative as you need to be in the moment. 

Drawing squiggles on a page is all the ability you need! 


It's about using alternative ways, other than the spoken word, to express what's going on  - using colour, shapes, writing and other inspiration including the natural world to explore thoughts and behaviours and find a deeper understanding. 

 

For those of us in the coaching, counselling and therapy profession, creative techniques are a welcome addition to our tool-kit and one that Dr Pat Williams, co-founder of the ICF Core Competencies, calls an advanced skill, because, as he puts it,  "it helps clients to get to the unconscious part without words getting in the way." 

By experiencing each exercise, you will come to understand how the tools and techniques work and how powerful they can be in providing you, or your clients, with an opportunity to find new perspectives and gain new insights that help create a positive shift.

Developing yourself or your clients using Creative Techniques 

We’ll be exploring imagery, metaphor, story-telling and kinaesthetic approaches that provide an extra opportunity for you to develop yourself and help clients make new associations, gain fresh perspectives and delve deeper into the heart of the matter.

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Storytelling & Metaphor

How do stories from our childhood inform our current lives? Learn how to draw on and use that ancient wisdom and discover other methaphors 

What have you not yet seen?

How we connect with an image or an item tells us many things about how we connect to the world. Explore a variety of ways of offering your client a different view of their world

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Writing and doodling

Discover what writing and doodling offer clients to help them explore and express their own myths and dreams

Looking beyond ourselves

The more we connect to the essence of who we are, the easier it is to integrate our experiences and translate them into deeply rewarding connectedness to everything

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The Rhythm of Life

When we hear our favourite piece of music it touches our soul and lightens our life. What messages have you still to hear that will enhance your, and your clients rhythm of life?

"I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking"

Albert Einstein

 

About Christina & Lindsey

 
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Christina Bachini

I have been working as a personal coach, team consultant and executive development coach for over 35 years. I trained as a humanistic psychologist and counsellor in the early 1980′s and worked with youngsters who were not school attenders. There I found that asking them to draw and doodle about what was going on for them opened up a conversation that had not been possible before. My passion for creativity and the difference it can make to the coaching or counselling journey has been part of my practice ever since. Over the years I've attended many courses on Art Therapy, Sand Play and Creative Arts - working with multi media, clay, fabric, threads, images, pastels, paints and metaphor - and I've successfully taken these skills into organisations and teams as well as working with them with individuals. I have also developed skills as an NLP Trainer, Hypnotherapist and Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling Practitioner and I am also an individual and group coach Supervisor.

 

I bring a background in understanding the deep structure of what is happening for people and I work to raise awareness to what is happening at the unconscious level.

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Lindsey Wheeler

Christina and I couldn't be more different. I come from a sales & marketing background in the Technology sector working for one of the largest global tech giants. My coaching journey started when I was asked to lead the EMEA IT Training and OD department. It was through this that I finally found my real calling, to help people find the career, and life, they want, and I qualified as an NLP practitioner. What brought me to creativity was a strong desire to find new ways to help clients unlock their thinking. I've trained in most approaches and theories from GROW to Byron Katie to Nancy Kline to Kristin Neff and still I felt I was missing something. Like Christina, I wouldn't class myself as an artist or even creative, but the beauty of working creatively is that it does not require this skill of us, or our clients. The magic is in the 'doing' and externalising the topics that hold our clients back. I've worked creatively with corporate clients, CEO's, leaders and managers  as well as individuals, at a crossroads in life, for many years. 

My approach is to help clients find clarity, focus and momentum using all, and any, tools or models at my disposal.