Introduction to Gestalt Coaching - April 9-10, 2018

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Introduction to Gestalt Coaching - April 9-10, 2018


Date: April 9-10, 2018
Time: Monday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuition: $480.00
Early Bird: $408.00 (before 3/23/2018) - use promo code: aprilintro

Continuing Coach Education (CCE):  12 ICF Core Competency hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Juliann Spoth, PhD., MCC, BCC, GPCC™
Janet Maurer, MA, PCC, GPCC™

Coaching is an effective process for helping a person move the desired towards the quality of life, work achievements and career path the person desires.  Coaching becomes even more invaluable, potent and effective, when Gestalt principles and tools are used, especially when a person feels “stuck”.  The Gestalt approach to coaching is unique, strength-based, creative and holistic.  The Gestalt coach builds the person’s awareness about how she frames her present experience and its impact on perceptions, choices and actions. Without awareness, research indicates a person only has a 4% chance of changing however with awareness, the person significantly increases the possibilities for choice, action and change. This awareness must precede action if a person is to achieve positive, intentional, and sustainable change.

Using Gestalt principles and tools a coach can expand the range of observations, more accurately understand the person’s mental and emotional framework that impacts his thinking and behavior, identify where he is in the change process, what is interrupting his forward movement and how to work with the unrecognized resistance to the very change he desires. 

This two-day experiential workshop provides an opportunity to explore the nature of Gestalt coaching and gain proven tools that can be applied to any type of coaching to increase its effectiveness. Lastly but not least, it offers the additional opportunity to expand your coaching network. 

In this workshop, you will experience and apply each of the following foundational Gestalt coaching tools:

  • Use of Self: How to use self as an agent of awareness, change and a co-creator of a trusting and resilient coach client relationship;
  • Embodied Presence: How to expand what you notice;
  • A Unit of Work: How to shape the coaching conversation;
  • The Relational Field: How to co-create a healthy coach-client relationship; 
  • Present-Centered Work: How to attend to what is happening in the moment and use it to deepen awareness; 
  • The Cycle and Paradoxes of Change: How to track how a person learns and changes;  
  • Resistance: How to work with resistance; and
  • Experiments: How to deepen awareness and encourage new approaches through experiments.