The Embodied Coach Retreat at Boghill Centre

The Embodied Coach Retreat – Becoming an Instrument for Transformational Change

This retreat which runs from 24-26 October 2018, will be facilitated by Monica Ross and Damion Wonfor.

Monica is a highly experienced Embodied Leadership Coach and Trainer, International Coaching Supervisor and Dialogue Practice Facilitator.  Drawing on her considerable experience in the field of somatics and energy psychology, she supports Leaders and Coaches to connect to a deep sense of purpose and to develop authentic presence which increases their personal impact and influence.

Damion is an experienced Executive Coach, Facilitator, Coach Supervisor and Mindfulness teacher. He is Founder of Catalyst 14 Ltd and has facilitated individuals and groups at all levels within  organisations across the private and public sectors in the UK and Globally.


We both meet and work with so many coaches that understand that we are the most important instrument for change, as quoted in Otto Scharmer, Founder of Theoy U in his book “Uncovering the Blind Spot of Leadership”, “the quality of the intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener” (Bill O’Brien, CEO, Hanover Insurances) the consequence of which is, that the coaching will only ever be as good as the coach.  However, the challenge for us all is to move from the understanding and belief of this concept, to a lived commitment by giving ourselves permission for once to put ourselves at the front of the queue in taking time to develop, resource and replenish ourselves and to receive support from others.  As Dan Siegel says, ‘You have to put your oxygen mask on before you can help others with theirs’.  In taking this time for yourself, we aim to create an environment which will enable you to be of even greater service when you leave.

This Retreat represents 2 days of CPD in the company of like-minded professionals, exploring such development themes as:   How do I work with my presence? Develop myself as an instrument? Develop reflexivity and resourcefulness in the moment?  Become more sustainable personally and professionally?

Our purpose and intention is to provide you with a transformational development space to tune into your authenticity, intuition and embodied experience, deepen your self-awareness, develop your capacity to use yourself as an instrument for change in a dialogic space. and pause, reflect and resource yourself.

This will be a highly experiential and intimate 2-day residential event involving individual, paired and group work.  We will work with interpersonal mindfulness, dialogue, embodied exercises, systemic practice, journaling and silence to help us to truly connect with our presence, sense of purpose and who we are within our work.

We will also make full use of the beautiful location, spending time in the natural world to maximise our reflective practice.

You can expect to leave with:

  • An in-depth connection with your own presence and authenticity in your work with some practical resources to sustain this.
  • A greater access to your own somatic and intuitive intelligence
  • A feeling of calm and resourcefulness as a practitioner,ready to face whatever the next few months might bring for you.
  • Further development in your own level of emotional intelligence and resilience.
  • A deeper sense of ‘your being’ vs ‘your doing’ as a practitioner.
  • A greater capacity to embody‘self as instrument’ in service of your clients and transformational change.

For further information or to book a place, please call or email:

T:  Monica-+353-87-2274300



Date 03 Jul, 2020
Time 19:23 - 19:23

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