Just do it – a case study in Gestalt experimental coaching

Just do it – a case study in Gestalt experimental coaching Purpose – This paper aims to demonstrate the value of physical experimentation in coaching to raise client awareness and enhance transformational potential. Design/methodology/approach – This action research case study involved working with an individual coaching client using an experimental Gestalt ‐oriented approach. Findings – This study finds that physical experimentation during coaching can raise awareness for both client and coach and create powerful dynamics in and between them to catalyse change. Originality/value – This case study will help other coaching professionals to understand and apply a Gestalt ‐oriented approach to their own thinking and practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

Just do it – a case study in Gestalt experimental coaching

Industrial and Commercial Training, Volume 44 (2): 8 – Mar 9, 2012

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/00197851211202894
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to demonstrate the value of physical experimentation in coaching to raise client awareness and enhance transformational potential. Design/methodology/approach – This action research case study involved working with an individual coaching client using an experimental Gestalt ‐oriented approach. Findings – This study finds that physical experimentation during coaching can raise awareness for both client and coach and create powerful dynamics in and between them to catalyse change. Originality/value – This case study will help other coaching professionals to understand and apply a Gestalt ‐oriented approach to their own thinking and practice.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 9, 2012

Keywords: Gestalt psychology; Coaching; Experiment; Experiential learning; Physical; Insight

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