Supervision and Reflective Practice: A Training in Transpersonal Process Supervision
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Supervision and Reflective Practice: A Training in Transpersonal Process Supervision


Many professions now view supervision as integral to promotion of the best and most ethical practice. It was often assumed that becoming a supervisor simply evolved out of experience and clinical practice, without the recognition that these positions carry an additional skill set in their own right. This training teaches the skills required to become a confident and competent supervisor, with a renewed enthusiasm for the work. Each module introduces the key language and skills that lie at the core of a good supervisory practice, and explores these concepts through case control and experiential learning out of a transpersonal psychological model.

There are two main strands that run parallel in the supervision training. The first addresses the personal and professional development of the supervisor and supervisee, and what may block the capacity for self-reflection. The second strand builds the transpersonal capacity in both the supervisor and supervisee through the development of a number of core meta-skills. The Greek word meta means ‘beyond’, so we use the term ‘meta-skills’ to describe capacities that are beyond the ego and across the threshold into higher forms of consciousness. These meta-skills build a highly-developed and enhanced capacity for overviewing the work with insight, creativity, new meaning and a strong compassionate container that allows the unexpected to emerge.

Personal and Professional Development in Supervision

Self-reflection is seen as the cornerstone of supervision, in that the supervisee is able to engage in critical thinking and do the work without distortions that might impact on his or her own process. In order to build a deep capacity for self-reflection, the training explores the personal and professional development of both the supervisee and the supervisor. The training also introduces a supervision diagnostic model to identify the blocks in the supervisee, focusing on which meta-skills one must build in order to clear these blocks. This enhances the ability to handle unconscious triggers, hidden wounds and relationship conflicts that impact on the professional work, and build a robust, collaborative and enjoyable supervisory relationship in which to carry it out.

Transpersonal Development of Meta-Skills in Supervision

We believe that supervision is an impossible task unless you have a ‘helicopter view’, or bigger perspective, from which to view the work. This transpersonal model builds the capacity of  a compassionate and detached consciousness with a ‘helicopter view’, where all interpersonal work can benefit. Rather than viewing the work through the limited view of our ego alone, this transpersonal view enables the supervisee to look with fresh perception, dispassion and insight into difficult or stuck processes. Out of this expanded view, the supervisor and supervisee can steadfastly hold the complexity of the work and the multiple relationships involved.


The training addresses the multidimensional process of supervision. It explores how understanding the simultaneous interactions between the clients, supervisee, supervisor, organisation and wider culture or context is important in order to have an awareness of the complete picture.

This is an integrative model where we discuss together how these process skills might be similar across theoretical models and concepts that the supervisor may already have. Through this experience of translating between models, the supervisor can be more flexible and able to integrate more easily into the model of each supervisee’s practice.

Process-Focused and Skill-Based

The training is experiential and process-focused. The task is to identify and unfold the lesser-known aspects behind each situation, in both the supervisee and the client. There are, in each of the eight modules, specific practical skills, concepts and language. We teach the theory behind building each skill, identify the potential deficits and give interventions and facilitation suggestions for developing that skill in the supervisor, supervisee and client.

Organisational and Cultural Change

Supervision can also be impacted by the organisational and cultural context. Therefore, the supervisor also learns how to identify and clarify any systemic issues that might be creating disturbances in the background. This training will provide a map and tools for understanding this context. It will show how supervision can become a powerful catalyst to enable engagement with the diversity of any organisation in order to bring about cultural change.

I can honestly say this training felt like the most enjoyable and informative training I’ve had the pleasure of taking in my career to date. I looked forward to the training days in the weeks running up to them and found all of the readings and course work as well as discussions, role-plays and break-out rooms so helpful.

The Advanced Supervision and Process Skills training gives practical, embodied exercises that put theory directly into practice. The speed and pace of the group exercises prevent too much intellectualization and encourage a fun, creative learning experience. The invitational approach of the facilitators welcomes in doubt and confusion with respect, gentleness and humour.


Event Details

Morning session: 9am -1pm -with a tea break in the morning

Lunch: 1pm-2pm

Afternoon session: 2pm-4pm

Dates 2023

September 21st and 22nd

October 19th and 20th

November 16th and 17th

December 14th and 15th

Cost €680

Date: September 21, 2023

Start time: 09:00 IST

End time: 16:00 IST

Venue: Online via Zoom Link


The training is interactive and experiential. Each day will consist of main theory presentations with experiential exercises in breakout rooms and integration with group discussions and questions.

It is suitable for both new and experienced supervisors who are working in any professional context, and who wish to deepen their competence in working out of a transpersonal and process model of supervision. The course teaches the skills of being able to self-reflect in supervision with perspective and overview, both in terms of being a supervisor and a supervisee, and from there to build a strong capacity to engage with the work from an expanded relational framework.

  • Understanding the core concepts of supervision and what makes for a strong self-reflective practice
  • Understanding the elements that build a good supervisory relationship in order to create a robust container for the work
  • Understanding how to access the meta-skills of Intuitive Consciousness, a transpersonal state from which to supervise and reflect on the work
  • Development of core process supervision skills and concepts

Participants will develop a practical set of skills that are immediately applicable to their own supervision practice, and ideas on how to integrate those skills and concepts directly into their work settings

The main core text for the training is the book Building Intuitive Consciousness: The Inner Camino as an Existential Journey for a Rapidly Changing World

Participants are advised to read the relevant stages before each module.

Participants receive a workbook with the course material for all eight modules, including space for notes and reflections. They will also get process formulation templates and forms to use with their clients and supervisees.

This course is open for anyone interested in developing supervision skills in the work setting, and for building a robust self-reflective practice using a transpersonal psychology model.

We will send out a feedback form at the end of the course and would welcome feedback from participants so that we can constantly improve our trainings.

If your organisation will pay for the training, please email us on

We are happy to invoice your organisation directly so all you need to do is send us contact details of the relevant person to link in with, and we will forward on an invoice directly to them for payment


This course is designed as continued professional development. All participants will receive a certificate after completion of the course for 48 hours and be awarded CPD credits from the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

If you would like to do this programme as an individual or book it for your organisation

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