Coaching World Issue 7: August 2013 - Page 36

Practicing Gestalt BY DR. DOROTHY E. SIMINOVITCH, MCC We live in a challenging world of exponential change that’s aptly described by a U.S. military acronym, VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Adaptive responses to these challenges occur when vision offsets volatility, understanding tempers the negativity of uncertainty, conscious strategies help manage complexity, and “centering” provides a way to be grounded amidst ambiguity. Coaching clients repeatedly come up against challenges under the VUCA umbrella, and Gestalt coaching provides the dynamic theory, tools and techniques to meet them. In partnership with an experienced Gestalt coach, clients’ situational awareness and intervention skills are strengthened, their vision of possibility and opportunity is sharpened, and they are empowered by practices of ongoing self-support and sustained learning. Gestalt coaching offers what I call a pragmatic magic: The conceptual models and applications have well-defined learning steps, yet the results unleashed are magical. Ges ????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????%?????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????e????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????q???????t)???????????????????????????????????I???????)???????????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????Q????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????)?????????????????????) =9Q%9U?=8?9aP?A??((??$() ????????]?????()????????() 1=MUI?()5???????5?????)9??I???????()U9%P?=?]=I,?)%????????) ?????) ??????()aAI%59P?()M????????????)Q???????????)??????????()Y?((0