This thoroughly revised edition of Gestalt Counselling introduces the fundamental concepts of Gestalt and systematically demonstrates how to apply and use these in practice. Taking a relational perspective, the expert authors explore how Gestalt can be used in a wide variety of ‘helping conversations’ from counseling, psychotherapy and coaching to mentoring, managing, consulting and guiding. After placing Gestalt in its current socio-political context, each chapter: Defines a major concept; Provides everyday examples and illustrative vignettes from a variety of settings to bring the theory to life and suggest how that concept may be usefully applied; Includes exercises for readers to practice themselves and with their clients
A ‘running case study’ featuring ongoing coaching work moves throughout the book, and boxed summaries, diagrams, checklists and sources of further reading make this the ideal text for use in training. The accessible, engaging writing style will appeal to undergraduates and graduates alike.
This book is essential reading for Gestalt-based Counseling & Psychotherapy graduate degrees, as well as for any course in the allied health professions where Gestalt is the foundation.
Chapter 14: Gestalt in Organisations: With the Gestalt Coach or Consultant
Gestalt in Organisations: With the Gestalt Coach or Consultant
Leaders and members of organisations continually grapple with facilitating change in our increasingly complex and networked world. People in organisations are required to possess or develop the intra- and interpersonal resources to make informed decisions when ambiguity prevails. These demands take their toll on people in organisations. Complexity can be overwhelming and sometimes undermine a person's confidence. Sometimes leaders and groups feel under-resourced and require outside support. Others realise that to maintain their current level of performance, time to retreat, reflect and renew is critical to sustaining a healthy organisation.
Such situations, and of course there are many more, present opportunities for Gestalt practitioners who are executive coaches and ...