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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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Spiritual and Religious Traditions

Jennifer Sellers

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

—Joseph Campbell (1998, p. 180)

In some ways, all coaching is spiritual coaching. Coaching addresses what is important in someone’s life. Although clients do not generally come looking for spiritual development, they often present their most intimate concerns, their deepest desires, and their greatest fears. Reflecting on these issues has the potential to touch a person’s very essence. It can raise awareness in the client of her relationship to a higher consciousness, whether she experiences that consciousness in nature, in a place of worship, in private meditation, or in any activity that provides her with ...

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