26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020


Linda Miller & Niro Amin

Using graphic methodology 'sparkling moments' in your practice

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion General

Area: Coaching. Mentoring, & Supervision

Style: Mainly Experiential

Type: Workshop

Session on 3 June 2020 11:15 UTC - View on timetable


If you have registered for this workshop the speakers ask you to have some paper and coloured pens ready as you will get creative during the session – however no artistic ability required.

This workshop will encourage participants to consider equality and diversity beyond the ‘protected characteristics’ of gender, ethnicity, age and disability. We will introduce the philosophical lens of epistemic injustice and the workshop will consider hermeneutic and testimonial injustice. Practical examples will be used to invite consideration of micro-inequity, micro disadvantage, and micro messages and effective ‘by stander intervention’.

Participants will be introduced to an innovative graphic methodology to document their personal experience and share in small groups using appreciative inquiry. No artistic ability is required. This methodology is rich in visual metaphors and appeals to international audiences. Drawing on positive psychology and using a novel creative methodology creating autotelic ‘flow’ (M .Csíkszentmihályi). Sharing narratives in small groups creates a ‘community of practice’ and appreciative inquiry from peers is affirming.

Participants will gain a broader under standing of inequity and approaches to challenge it. They will learn a new reflective methodology and benefit from peer feedback.


Dr Linda Miller has been a Family Doctor in London for 23 years. Her portfolio of work includes appraisals, undergraduate medical education (Ethics and Communication skills Imperial College and QMUH ).  Linda has been coaching since 2008. She is a coach for the Professional support unit at Health Education England, London Leadership Academy, and The Faculty of Medical Coaches. She is involved in clinical supervision and has been a coach supervisor since 2013. She facilitates coach training and reflective practice workshops including use of Graphic Medicine. Having completed a Medical Humanities MSc at Kings College (UK) she is now completing a PHD at Birkbeck (UK) exploring the use of creative arts and Medical Humanities for reflective practice , supervision, and well being.

Dr Niro Amin is a family doctor, a programme director for General Practice trainees, and a clinical supervisor. She is a medical educator and an appraiser. She has coached doctors since 2008. Since 2015 she has facilitated graphic ‘sparkling moments’ workshops for reflective practice. She is a coach for the London Leadership Academy and The Faculty of Medical Coaches.
She is a Medical Humanities postgraduate researcher completing a PhD at Birkbeck,London .