Embodied Approaches to Supervision presents innovative approaches to working with the body in supervision.

The authors, who are all experts in their field, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to each chapter, raising the reader’s awareness of the value of working with the body in the supervisory relationship. With the help of case vignettes, the book offers reflections on the intimate and dynamic interaction between mind and body and how to work with this in supervision. It presents diverse approaches to practice, where the body is at the centre of facilitating reflection and containment of supervisees, either in one-to-one or group contexts, in person and online. Readers gain insight about how embodiment is attended to within as well as outside of the session in the context of self-supervision.

This text will be of value to supervisors and supervisors-in-training, practitioners seeking supervision and anyone keen to learn more about embodied approaches in supervision.

chapter |6 pages


chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

Perspective-Taking in Creative Supervision

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

The Dialogical Dance

A Relational Embodied Approach to Supervision

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

Multimodal and Liminal Perspectives (MLP)

The Role of Liminality in the Dynamic of the Supervisory Relationship

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Eco Supervision

Embodied, Embedded, Emergence in Supervision

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

The ‘Four Chair Method'

An Integrative Approach to Creative Supervision

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Mirroring Within Supervision

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Supervision Beyond Supervision

Widening and Nourishing Embodied Reflexivity as Part of Self-supervision

chapter Chapter 9|23 pages

Holding Sacred

The Woman's Body in Supervision

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Supervision or Co-vision?

Co-activating a Receptive and Responsive Container for Reflection and Restoration