'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship
WELCOME TO ELEMENTS OF SKILL
What is skill? How can I improve my skills? Why do my skills sometimes desert me? Why is it easier to learn some skills than others? Why do I get such a buzz when I'm performing skilfully?
Elements of skill is a coaching organisation which is designed to answer these questions as well as many, many more. Skill is ubiquitous, it imbues every area of our lives. We rarely stop to think about the multitude of skills that we perform everyday. But at the sametime skill is universally appreciated especially when it is performed to the limited of human endeavour. When done well it is the optime of mind/body unity. Skill or rather our ability to adapt and take on new skills has been the decisive factor in our success as a species. So skill is important, it always has been and will always will be, but despite this importance it is still poorly understood and therefore poorly taught.
Elements of skill coaching brings together the very latest practices of skill acquisition to sports, exercise and health. The old paradigm often taught in most sports coaching, personal trainers and physical therapy education programmes fail to fully appreciate the subtle complexities of skill acquisition. Skill is a dynamic interplay of the interdigitated elements of the self. Interdigitated because the elements that comprise the self (you as an individual being) are inseparable. Despite this fact being widely understood, we still continue to teach/coach in a paradigm of disunity. This endemic and simplistic approach only results in the attainment of skill but often at the expense of overall health of the individual. This should not be so, the attainment of skill should be harmonious, balanced, playful, effortless and pleasurable.
Elements of skill coaching approach will give you an experience like no other. Because central to that experience is you. We put you at the centre of our work, we work with your reality, with your ideas of what is and your concepts. We are guided by you and we reflect your experience to help you add a new perspective. This cooperative molding and shaping of your skill is self empowering, it gives you the conscious tools to continue your own development. When skill is performed from a place of full integration then skill will ultimately lead you to a place of self actualization.