September 22, 2022
“EDIT: Matthew’s dear mum is dying, and so he will be unable to join us for this event, as he is with her and his family at this precious time. If you want to be notified when a new date is confirmed, please register for the event using the link below, and you will receive notification of the new date as soon as it is announced.”
Is coaching irrelevant for these times?
Join us for the September Deep Adaptation Q&A, in which we’ll be welcoming Matthew Painton. Matthew is a life coach and a co-founder of the Deep Adaptation Guidance community of collapse aware therapists, and through this work he has developed a coaching model for supporting people through collapse awareness and integration. In this conversation we’ll be exploring some of the contradictions between the standard coaching paradigm (performance, reaching potential, individual agency and excellence, outcomes orientation) and the invitation of deep adaptation – to relinquish ego-centrism, the myth of progress, and to practice radical acceptance while taking meaningful action for a fairer collapse with no attachment to outcomes.
Matthew is a certified life coach and has been coaching full time for close to a decade. He has a bachelor’s degree in humanities – philosophy and religion, and a postgraduate degree in the applied science of Agroforestry, and has made the most of his privilege to live, travel, teach and study in many countries around the world. He currently cares for his mother who has dementia, in his hometown of Brighton, UK. Current collaborations include curation of the Deep Adaptation Guidance community of collapse aware therapists and co-development of the Wider Embraces method for collective sense-making and organisational adaptation. A lifelong interest in regenerative eco-social evolution and the metaphysics of embodied transformation informs his group and one-to-one coaching work.