Contact and Context: New Directions in Gestalt Coaching

Contact and Context: New Directions in Gestalt Coaching

By: Ty Francis (editor), Malcolm Parlett (editor)Paperback

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This collection brings together some leading figures in Gestalt coaching to take stock of the field and consider how it might move forward. It covers the principles of Gestalt coaching and encourages practitioners to rethink the application of Gestalt in new ways and new settings - e.g. leadership, management and team development. Individual chapters also explore radical and personal perspectives on Gestalt coaching, from considering the place of embodiment to `being' in coaching practice and looking at the transformational micro-moments of the client encounter.

About Author

Ty Francis, PhD. Ty is a leading Organisational Development consultant, coach and facilitator who works internationally on a variety of personal, organisational and social transformation projects. Following his doctoral research in social psychology, he is passionate about supporting people in their personal development as a foundation both for deep-impact leadership and for organisational and social transformation. His work helps leaders, teams and organisations work together more collaboratively, more creatively and more compassionately. Malcolm Parlett, PhD. Malcolm followed his doctoral work in experimental psychology at Cambridge with research into teaching and learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Edinburgh University. He co-founded the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute in the UK, edited the British Gestalt Journal, and was appointed a visiting professor of Gestalt psychotherapy at the University of Derby. In his retirement he has continued with his coaching practice, writing, and editing. He is the author of the book Future Sense: Five Explorations of Whole Intelligence for a World That's Waking Up.


Acknowledgements. Preface. Francis and Parlett, Introduction. Denham Vaughan and Gawlinski, Field-Relational Coaching for Gestalt Beginners: The PAIR Model. Parlett, `Whole Intelligence' in Coaching. Johnston, The Aesthetics of Transformational Gestalt Coaching: A Heartfelt Research Project. Farrands, Breakdown and Possibility in Managerial Work:Reflections for Coaches. Fairfield and Shelton, Resources for Relational Leadership. Congram, Working with the Imaginal Field. Carlson and Kolodny, Making the Relational Turn: Some New Perspectives on Coaching Groups. Wollants, The Bodying Forth of the Situation. Gaffney, The Art and Craft of the Field Attuner. Francis, `Living Moments' in the Art of Coaching.

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  • ISBN13: 9781138700833
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781138700833
  • weight: 398
  • ISBN10: 1138700835

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