The misnomers of spiritual 'directing' and 'coaching'

Show simple item record Pienaar, Hendrik Elmo 2015-08-28T07:24:40Z 2015-08-28T07:24:40Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The article considers the terms ‘directing’, as used in spiritual directing, and ‘coaching’ related to its general use, but spiritual ‘coaching’, in particular. Directing and coaching are said to be misnomers that communicate directivity instead of primarily being situated in a non‑directive style of engagement. Within the author’s theoretical paradigm, spiritual accompaniment and spiritual, narrative informed, coaching were said to be kindred spirits. Both emphasise experience, broadly adhere to a facilitative style of engagement, and do not subscribe to a deficit model, aiming to fix or remedy, in the first instance, least of all attempting to be an expert on a person’s life. Attention is paid to what potentially contributes to the said misnomers. The article concludes that misnomers cause barriers to inter‑professional inquiry and practice. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pienaar, HE 2015, 'The misnomers of spiritual 'directing' and 'coaching'', Acta Theologica, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 153-173. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8758
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/actat.v35i1.9
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology en_ZA
dc.rights © UV/UFS en_ZA
dc.subject Directivity en_ZA
dc.subject Spiritual coaching en_ZA
dc.subject Narrative coaching en_ZA
dc.subject Direktiwiteit en_ZA
dc.subject Geestelike afrigting en_ZA
dc.subject Narratiewe afrigting en_ZA
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dc.title The misnomers of spiritual 'directing' and 'coaching' en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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