chapter  7
Supervision as relational responsivity: the body in co-ordinated meaning making
ByTAIWO AFUAPE
Pages 16

I saw some piglets suckling their dead mother. After a short while they shuddered and went away . . . what they loved in their mother wasn’t her body, but whatever it was that made her body live.

(Confucius, 551-497 BC: in Kleiser, 2005)

In this chapter, I explore supervision as relational responsivity by highlighting a social constructionist approach to embodiment, namely Co-ordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). I have tried to ¿nd a balance between describing my practice so that it is comprehendible whilst not telling you, the reader, how to do it, as that would contradict the notion of relational responsivity being what emerges bodily in the unique moment, rather than anything that can be pre-conceived.