The basis of Supervision in the new evolution of our society needs to be embodied and anchored in the practitioner. Operating from their own integrated knowing, this embodied framework becomes a foundation for finding ‘traction in shifting sands’. Practitioners can thus negotiate and grapple with difference, permitting new meaning to come to the fore resulting in enriched growth, development and competence.
The presentation summarises the findings of a practitioner research paper. The study was undertaken in Ireland, in a context of a great deal of social, economic, state and religious change. Five experienced Supervisor Psychotherapists from different modalities were interviewed and the question posed, ‘How do you keep your practice relevant to these changing times?’ The data from the interviews was collated using a thematic analysis. The findings are interchangeable between supervision, psychotherapy and cross professional supervision.
Keywords – supervision, psychotherapy, embodiment, relational growth / relational, growth.