Sanctuary: Implications for Organizational Coaches Working with 21st Century Clients
B Willats, W Bergquist International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2005
Sanctuary is that place or time or situation (which is created for us, or which we create for ourselves), in which we can drop out of the busy flow of life for a few moments, gather ourselves together, restore our integrity and our energies, and focus again on our highest priorities and deepest yearnings. Sanctuary is where we ”come home,” where we can love and care for ourselves deeply, and therefore for others. In this article, the two authors explore the nature and dynamics of sanctuary (and false sanctuary) and identify several bridges between sanctuary and both ancient wisdom and organizational coaching.