Matthew Painton

Deep Adaptation Coaching
Certified Co-Active Coach, Facilitator Work That Reconnects

Languages

English

Where

Online

Types of Methods

• Nature Connection Practices
• Meditation - Spiritual Guidance
• Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy

Working with

• One to one, personal
• Groups, teams and organisations


Brighton, UK

Deepen into Adaptation coaching will help you move out of avoidance, uncertainty and paralysis, through grief and acceptance, into resilience, fierce love, and positive engagement – whatever that looks like to you.

What is actually happening on Earth, and how are we to respond? This is the most important, and the most difficult conversation humans have ever had to have – and it is far too complex, challenging and overwhelming to contemplate alone.

What do you need to process, let go of and become, to navigate accelerating social and environmental change with love and wisdom?

Business as usual, the comfort zone, is less and less comfortable and it threatens you, your loved ones, humanity, and all life on Earth. If there is any real hope, then it surely lies on the other side of change, disruption and despair, but….

…anticipating collapse triggers the nervous system, it induces existential anxiety, uncertainty, overwhelm and grief, and it is corrosive of hope and identity. It is much easier to avoid and distract ourselves within ‘business as usual’, even as ‘normality’ seems to be crumbling.

There are no easy answers or grand solutions on the table, and no one knows how to do this… but we can take concrete steps to break down the overwhelm into distinct and manageable processes, and prioritise amongst them;

  • Feel more deeply into change, threat, grief and loss – Acceptance
  • Make better sense of it all  – Meaning
  • Become more physically and materially adaptive and resilient – Purpose
  • Ignite your core values by which to resist and direct change – Mission 
  • Connect with the unbroken, nature, spirit, all that I am – Presence 

Together we can shine a compassionate light into areas of your being where you are vulnerable, fearful, paralysed or avoidant, and design processes and practices to help strengthen them. We can also magnify areas in which you are already well resourced and able to step-up, collaborate and help others adapt.

A structured, manageable, coaching process for engaging with collapse and deepening your adaptation within your unique social circumstances, obligations and world-view. Establish an unshakeable connection to what really matters to you, to navigate uncertainty from any set of circumstances or challenges, towards the best possible outcomes.

Message me to arrange a free, no obligation conversation to see how coaching can serve you and yours, or find out more here

Wider Embraces

One of the tools I work with is Wider Embraces guided meditation.

How do we resource ourselves in ‘that which is unbroken’ – so that we can be more present to ‘that which is broken and breaking our heart’?

Modern science theorises about a highly structured and interconnected universe from the quantum, physical, biological, cultural and cosmological levels of scale. However, we are habitually unconscious of this amazing structure, and experience ourselves as ‘separate’. Wider embraces brings us into a conscious calibration, a deep sense of integrated and embodied belonging in each nested sphere of being – the physical universe, the biosphere, humanity and our individual self. This awareness is deeply healing in itself, but we can also generate insight about the groups in which we participate. Whether it’s our nationality, our profession, humanity, our family or the biosphere  – Wider Embraces can offer insight about our troubled relationships and offers integration and alignment.

I use Wider Embraces as part of my coaching practise and also run no-cost groups to practise and explore the method.

Message me if you are curious to find out more.

Group-work

Can you find two or three others to do coaching with and make a group? Group coaching is very cost effective and powerful – as it triangulates and magnifies the learning and supports change. If you might be interested in group coaching, or if you are interested but can’t find anyone else – message me to go on the waiting list.

Testimonials

“While I’m familiar with the elements as healing powers, your capacity to sense and respond with a model of collapse as natural is brilliant. And with the help of the elements it has brought me clarity of mind for inspired action. ”

C.B July 2020

“Working with Matthew during our coaching session was a transformational experience. I got to really hear what my body needed and wanted from me, as opposed to what my mind and thoughts continually tell me, about who l am supposed to be and what l should be doing. Thank you Matthew”

E.M.G July 2020

“Matt has encouraged me to listen to and trust my own wisdom, and to create a vision for the way I’d like to live my life. He’s helped me to uncover buried hopes and to sow the seeds for my ‘dream life garden’, both metaphorical and real! The vision means moving house, changing my work, letting go of decades of social conditioning and learning to fly my kite high again. During our sessions, I can go through all emotional seasons as we uncover and explore. But Matt creates an infinite space to do this, allowing anything that comes up. He has an almost preternatural gift for pinpointing and framing the issues and feelings that bring me the most pain and the greatest hope. And then supporting me to understand how I might accept these feelings, find some peace and continue to act towards the Vision. His way of encouraging me to connect in to the natural world and outwards to the people I share it with, always referencing our beautiful planet and the challenges we all face, really works for me. And put simply, Matt is just a wonderful human being. Thank you.”

E.I. July 2020.

 


Offers from this Guide to You

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Are you buttoned-down and constrained by your professional role, in a sector of indifference, avoidance and denial about what really matters? Being a …

Read moreCoaching for Professionals – closing the gap between private anxiety and professional performance. 

  • Type: Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy
  • For: Groups, teams and organisations, One to one, personal
  • Payment: Fixed price
  • Guide: Matthew Painton


Is the fire for the cause consuming you, and in danger of burning you up or burning you out? ‘How can I sustain this level of care and commitment to a …

Read moreActivists – Burning up or burning out ? Five sessions to find balance and new resources.

  • Type: Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy, Meditation - Spiritual Guidance, Movement - Somatics - Embodied Practices, Nature Connection Practices
  • For: Groups, teams and organisations, One to one, personal
  • Payment: Donation or a specified span
  • Guide: Matthew Painton


What if you were able to ‘rope-off’ three months of your life to really pay attention to what matters most? Few of us can go on retreat to take time-o …

Read more3 month ‘Deepen into Adaptation’ Coaching

  • Type: Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy, Meditation - Spiritual Guidance, Nature Connection Practices
  • For: Groups, teams and organisations, One to one, personal
  • Payment: Donation or a specified span
  • Guide: Matthew Painton


You’ve had a one-off session with me and want to go deeper into adaptation together. We will use the insight from the one-off session to design this p …

Read moreDeep Adaptation Coaching – Short 3 week programme

  • Type: Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy, Energy Work - Energy Healing, Meditation - Spiritual Guidance, Nature Connection Practices
  • For: Groups, teams and organisations, One to one, personal
  • Payment: Donation or a specified span
  • Guide: Matthew Painton


Sometimes, if you are ready, a single coaching conversation can change everything. For this session, let’s both assume that we may never speak again. …

Read moreOne-off Deepen into Adaptation Coaching session

  • Type: Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy, Energy Work - Energy Healing, Meditation - Spiritual Guidance, Movement - Somatics - Embodied Practices, Nature Connection Practices
  • For: Groups, teams and organisations, One to one, personal
  • Payment: Free
  • Guide: Matthew Painton


Methods this Guide uses

Coaching

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The Work That Reconnects

The Work That reconnects is a group workshop process that connects people and brings forth inspirati …

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Nature Connection Practices

Environmental and Social collapse calls us to question our relationship to nature and the biosphere. …

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BelongAlign – Embracing Perspectives

Wider Embraces

Are you lost in a maze of conflicting perspectives? Do you struggle with your thoughts and emotions …

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