Trusting in the moment – exploring a Gestalt approach to Coaching – with Liz Palmer and Sally Bogle
There is a famous quote attributed to Fritz Perls, the father of Gestalt psychology, and sometimes referred to as the Gestalt prayer:
“I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.”
Perls articulated that one of the most important concepts of a Gestalt approach is that to be present is to unite our attention and consciousness. This leads to “awareness” — an awakening, where attention and consciousness come together in the present moment in order to further our personal growth.
Join Liz and Sally to explore how we can use the ideas and approaches from Gestalt to support our clients, ourselves and our comfort with the unknown.
About Liz Palmer
Liz is a Partner at Catalyst 14, works as a professional coach, coach supervisor and coach trainer and has worked alongside Damion for many years. Liz’s coach training was underpinned by a Gestalt approach and she has enjoyed playing with, and being challenged by, the principles and practices of Gestalt over the years. Liz blends these principles into her work, particularly in the use of creative approaches in her coaching, and in trusting in what is emerging when working with her clients.
About Sally Bogle
Sally works with individuals, teams and organisations to develop their potential to lead, to manage and to effect change. In all her work, Sally endeavours to meet people where they are and to create with them a safe and supportive space in which they can pause and really notice what is going on. Sally has spent many years using the ideas and approaches of Gestalt in her work as a coach and facilitator and runs an annual Gestalt retreat in Devon.