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Resistance: Working with Resistance Through Contact & Awareness

Coaching for Growth & Development Using Applied Gestalt Theory

This blended learning program consists of two hours of streaming video didactic, discussion, exercises, and a coaching demo, as well as handouts and homework assignment, plus a one-hour live-online follow-up session with GISC coaching faculty (offered bi-monthly).






This blended learning program focuses on coaching applications for the cycle of experience, including the specific areas of awareness, contact, and the use of resistance in supporting the client’s intentions during coaching. Participants will learn to employ structured feedback techniques using awareness, contact, and resistance as powerful coaching tools.


Participants will:

  • Learn to use the competency perspective and structured
    feedback techniques of the Cape Cod Model© as powerful
    coaching tools
  • Have the opportunity to view the didactic and demonstration
    of the process
  • Work on an assignment that will be de-briefed and discussed
    on the group conference call
  • Develop insight and new approaches to current work
    situations and challenging coaching clients
  • Have an opportunity for practice


These blended learning programs are designed for people who practice coaching or who are considering the practice of coaching and for those who wish to use these concepts and behaviors.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Register and select the date you want to do your follow-up session.
  2. Download or stream the video portion of the program and view before your follow-up session (you will receive instructions once you register).
  3. Attend live-online follow-up session with faculty to review concepts, debrief homework, and ask questions.

Continuing Education

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 3 core competency hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.


Dates and Fees:

Working with Resistance Through Contact & Awareness

Unlimited streaming video on-demand; plus one-hour live-online follow-up session with GISC coaching faculty


2019 follow-up sessions:

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 12:30pm
Wednesday, July 10, 12:30pm
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12:30pm



  Purchase all three programs in this series for $645
CE Hours 3 ICF Core Competency
Faculty Stuart Simon, LICSW, PCC
  Mary Anne WalK, MA, MBA, MCC
  Sharona Halpern, LMHC, ACC
  Jackie Sherman, PhD, PCC
Format Blended Learning (video plus live-online follow-up session)
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Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900