Good spotters don’t lift the weight for you. They just use a finger or two, and that might be all you need to take it the rest of the way.
As coaches to our clients and also in our own personal work, we benefit from not forcing things, but letting them happen.
Using a name or metaphor is a concrete way of seeing the system or group as a whole individual unit.
There are times when the client’s topic is exactly what needs to be addressed, but in my experience, giving them some space to talk really helps them get down to their real issue.
Getting an outside perspective shifts your thinking away from what you “know” to be true. That’s exactly what a coach does!