What is Relational Dynamics and how it applies to writers

CoachingRelational Dynamics is a coaching style, and you can read more about it on their website.

Coaching can be defined in different ways: it’s not therapy, and it’s not just a friendly chat. It’s a process of learning, whereby the coach has the skills and techniques to guide the coachee in finding strategies to positively approach what they want to approach.

A coach is not there to give you answers (and certainly not instructions on how to do this or that). It’s a very complex process, and it requires hard work on both parts, coach and coachee.

Now, why am I telling you this? Because I am taking part in this course, hopefully to qualify as a Personal Dynamics coach (keeping in mind that it is a PROCESS, and as such, a never ending learning curve) and my aim is to specialize in personal coaching (as different to leadership and management coaching in hierarchical organizations ) and in a very specific niche of coaching: coaching for writers.

Process

noun

1 a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end

2 a natural series of changes

Writers, as I know from experience, are faced with a number of specific challenges, related to personal and career life, and choices. All of this reflects more or less directly and/or openly on the writing process, which can become even more tangled and conflictual than it already is.

Take Writer’s Block, for example. It’s a loaded term standing for all sorts of problems. And the solutions we find sometimes are temporary. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to work through that block, and find strategies to deal with it which go beyond the basics writing exercises we all know or can find in writing books?

And there are many more examples of how coaching can help writers, on their own, in their writing, or in a workshop-type situation. I’m going to develop myself as a coach and as a writer. If you have any experiences, advice, or questions, feel free to contribute.

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2 responses to “What is Relational Dynamics and how it applies to writers

  1. I went to a free day coaching course and thought it suggested a lot of helpful ideas. One of these days I must get my materials out and review them!

    I suspect the big money comes from training other people to be coaches… the continuing course fees ran into thousands!

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  2. I found it very useful! Yes, dig out your notes and review them, I’d be curious to know what school of thought/method 🙂

    Ahahaha, very possibly, I’ve depleted my resources for this one. I like the flexibility of the (possible) job, and the diversity of it. We’ll see 😀

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