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Programs for Practitioners - Benefits

Effectiveness when supporting the success of others comes from being able to see the patterns of their behavior clearly, and from having the self-knowledge and presence to use oneself as an instrument of change.
For professional practitioners — coaches, organizational consultants, clinicians, social workers, social change agents and other advisors — we teach an optimistic approach to working with others.






In our Programs for Practitioners, the core of our approach is the Cape Cod Model, which teaches how to perceive the system formed by any couple, small group or organization, and to employ a powerful method for creating change in that system based on appreciating and articulating what they are doing well. This shift in perspective transforms stuck situations, and dramatically increases the ability of practitioners to make a difference in a short period of time.

Practitioners will benefit from:

Greater awareness of their competence and their impact on others, both
intentionally and unintentionally, enabling them to refine their interactions
to become more effective.

Learning how changes in their perception of what is occurring in the moment
can make huge differences in their influence and power.

Enhanced balance in interacting with strategic intent to move toward a point
in the future with being able to connect with others in the moment.

Practicing techniques to increase their confidence and ease in
challenging situations.

Expanded opportunities to explore their own cases and client challenges
with peers and faculty for new perspectives.

Training in specific elements of successful intervention.


Practitioners will benefit by sending their clients:

Clients gain a shared language and can join with their consultants or coaches for more effective results.

Clients become more receptive to consulting and coaching interventions.

Clients become more self-aware and interested in their development.

Clients expand their learning with peers beyond their organization and industry sector.


“I persuaded an executive coaching client to attend GISC’s Leadership in the 21st Century program. The program ended up being one of the most valuable experiences of her working career. Executives live isolated lives; having a trusting peer group that supported a depth of awareness and learning had unprecedented value for my client. The GISC faculty and program coaches complemented (versus competed with) my client relationship, and my client was extraordinarily appreciative for the part that I played in her ability to truly blossom.”

Marianne Roy
Coach & Consultant, Roy Associates


"These wonderful programs would be of interest to people who want to make a real difference in the world. Who want to understand how to put in place their own change programs that make that kind of difference. The Gestalt approach fundamentally respects the individual and believes in the individual’s ability to change themselves. It is this element that makes this learning so applicable in today’s world with the challenges of ongoing change that we are all facing. The session leaders are seasoned practitioners who not only know what they are doing but also know how to help others understand it."

Ron Wiens, Partner
Totem Hill, Canada & UK

Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900