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Gestalt Coaching in Business Organizations Annual Cycle of Workshops

Gestalt Coaching in Business Organizations Annual Cycle of Workshops

The Gestalt Foundation invites you to join in a cycle of 7 workshops on Gestalt Coaching in Business and Organizations. Discover the world of Coaching in Business and Organizations from the unique perspective of Gestalt theory and practice. The implementation and coordination of this Cycle of Workshops has been entrusted, by Gestalt Foundation, to trainers who share a combination of longstanding expertise in the world of Business and Organizations as well as in-depth knowledge and experience of Gestalt theory and practice in Organizations.

  1. Who can benefit from the program?
    • Psychotherapists or psychologists working in organizations
    • Psychologists, psychotherapists and mental health counselors who are interested in learning how Gestalt works in the field of Businesses and Organizations.
    • Gestalt Consultants in Organizations.
    • Consultants, coaches and trainers who deal with Organizations and Businesses.
    • Executives who have responsibility for the development of Human Resources (H.R.).
    • Individuals who hold administrative positions in Companies and Organizations (managers).

  2. The 100 hours of training include the following:

    A one-day initial introductory workshop plus 6 two-day experiential workshops, based on the practical application of Gestalt consulting / coaching in Businesses and Organizations. The workshops include:

    • Theory, practice and experiential work
    • Case studies
    • Literature Review
    • Feedback from trainers and group in relation to personal development and skill development
    • Detailed notes

C. By following the cycle of workshops, participants will:

    • Learn the basic principles of the theory and methodology of the Gestalt psychotherapeutic approach and how it can impact Businesses and Organizations.
    • Develop self-awareness, relational awareness, creative adjustment and functional contact with themselves and the environment.
    • Hone skills in consulting, coaching and training as well as dexterity in managerial issues and team coordination.
    • Adopt techniques, attitudes and behaviors which support the optimal functioning at an individual, group or organizational level in issues related to:
    • Communication
    • Creativity
    • Cooperation
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Changes
    • Conflicts
    • Negotiation
    • Work Stress
    • Decision Making
    • Time Management
    • Crisis Management
    • Self-Confidence
    • Mutual understanding.


D. The workshops in more detail



  • Basic Principles of Gestalt therapy

In this workshop we explore the history, philosophy and basic principles of Gestalt theory, especially its phenomenological, existential, experiential, dialogical and relational roots. According to Fritz. Perls, Ralph Hefferline and Paul Goodman (1951) the goal of therapy is assimilation through increased awareness and authentic contact, which inevitably lead to change and growth. Gestalt consultants in organizations feel the situation through their personal experience and with presence they share their phenomenological observations, experience and awareness, thus supporting the organization and its members in a process towards healthy and creative change

DATE: Saturday, December 17th, 2022                          TIME: 12:00-20:00


TRAINER : Myrto Fragkatou



WORKSHOP 2 (Online)

  • Creative Leadership: A New Model for Organizational Development and Personal Professional Development

In this workshop we explore the role of leadership through the lens of the Gestalt approach. We will experiment, discover and bring into focus, at an individual and group level, key themes that answer questions such as:  What are the leadership characteristics that distinguish us? How can we highlight them? What models of leadership bring healthy development and growth to organizations? What is the function of leadership in the organizational field? How does the "figure" of leadership emerge from the organizational "background"? What are the new leadership paradigms in organizations today? The workshop is based on case studies with practical applications for the organizations we are part of, and for our professional lives.

DATES: Saturday, January 21st, 2023                            TIME: 12:00-20:00

              Sunday, January 22nd, 2023                             TIME: 12:00-20:00


TRAINER: George Stamatis



WORKSHOP 3 (Online)     

  • Group Dynamics and Gestalt in Organizations

Each group, whether transient or more permanent, develops its own dynamic that goes through a cycle of various phases. In businesses and organizations, this phenomenon is very common, and the role of the Leader, Manager or Coach is differentiated in each phase so that the team can be functional, productive and have nourishing relationships with each other. In this experiential workshop, the group comes to understand the range of differences, while identifying patterns and increasing awareness both on an individual and group level. During the processing stage of the experiential activity, the necessary theoretical input is provided so that personal conclusions can be drawn and goals for individual improvement set. The workshop is given context by a case study in which gestalt coaching has been carried out.

DATES: Saturday, February 18th, 2023                          TIME: 12:00-20:00

              Sunday, February 19th, 2023                            TIME: 12:00-20:00


TRAINER: Demi Moraitou



WORKSHOP 4 (Online)

The Art of Change through the Eyes of Gestalt

Organizations are required to develop and survive in a constantly changing environment, and their principal means of survival is their ability to adapt to these changes.

This process, the transition from the current situation to a new one, is not always easy, as there are various obstacles along the way, one of which is resistance to change. According to Gestalt theory, by experiencing who we are, recognizing patterns and understanding the field, the process of change can begin. The uniqueness of the Gestalt approach is that it supports and strengthens the organization and the people in it through phenomenological observation, awareness and the meaning-making process. The aim of this workshop is to explore ways to enhance organizational awareness through references to theory and case studies, as well as through the use of role play.

DATES: Saturday, March 18th, 2023                                           TIME: 12:00-20:00

              Sunday, March 19th, 2023                                             TIME: 12:00-20:00


TRAINER: Myrto Fragkatou



WORKSHOP 5 (Online)

  • Addressing Challenging Issues in Organizations

(Conflict, Abuse, Family Business)

Issues such as abuse of power, conflict, bullying, harassment (as well as the intense dynamics that arise in of family businesses) often exist in organizations. Invariably, we avoid them or try to solve them "vertically". In this workshop we explore and flesh out, theoretically and experientially, ways to find resolution in these situations, thereby contributing to a functional and healthy life within the organization.

 DATES: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023                                TIME: 12:00-20:00

               Sunday, April 23rd, 2023                                  TIME: 12:00-20:00


TRAINER: George Stamatis,



WORKSHOP 6 (Residential)

  • “Diagnosis” and Constructive Intervention in the Organization

In this workshop we will deal with how, under the Gestalt lens, we proceed with a "diagnosis" of the Organization. That is, how we "explore" the Organization through experience, contact and awareness of the situation, context, structure and the existing process of the Organization. We will work on specific cases (case studies), but also on experiences we all have had in the Organizations we have worked with or collaborated with. Finally, we will deal with issues related to roles, patterns and culture in healthy but also in "dysfunctional" organizational environments, as well as the interventions that can be made, which result in the healthy and creative adjustment of the organization.

DATES: Thursday, May 18th, 2023                                  TIME: 15:00-20:00

              Friday, May 19th, 2023                                       TIME: 10:00-20:00


TRAINERS: George Stamatis, Demi Moraitou



WORKSHOP 7 (Residential)

  • Working with Case Studies

In this workshop we will focus on specific case studies that the trainees will present from their professional life. So, together, we can observe things both from the client's point of view and how the Gestalt coach can provide support.

TRAINERS : George Stamatis, Demi Moraitou



DATES: Saturday, May 20th, 2023                                   TIME: 10:00-20:00

              Sunday, May 21st, 2023                          TIME: 10:00-15:00


NOTE: Those interested in further utilizing this particular cycle of workshops (in terms of connecting Gestalt practice and theory) are recommended to undergo (optionally) 10 hours of individual supervision with the trainers of this specific cycle. The cost of individual supervision is €65 per hour and upon completion of all 10 hours the Gestalt Foundation will issue the relevant verification certificate.



E. Trainers on this cycle of workshops:

George Stamatis is an OD Consultant, Coach and Trainer, and Gestalt Practitioner in Organizations (G.P.O.). He has studied Law (B.A.), Marketing (H.S.D.) and Adult Education (M.Ed.) and has graduated from the Gestalt in Organizations Advanced Level Program at the Gestalt Foundation, Greece. He has held high level managerial positions in Greek and multinational corporations in the fields of Marketing, Sales and Communication (1976-2002). As an OD trainer and consultant, he has worked internationally with more than 350 enterprises and has taught 40.000 business executives. He was also a lecturer at the Athens University of Economics and Business, for both undergraduate and post graduate courses (2003-2009), as well in M.B.A. courses at the University of N. York in Prague and Tirana (2009-2015). He works as a Gestalt in Organizations coach and trainer (2009-) and is the coordinator of the Gestalt Coaching in Business & Organizations Cycle of Workshops at the Gestalt Foundation in Greece (2015-). He is the author of 16 books, including “Integrated Strategic Communication”, “Total Business Success” and “the Art of Change. Gestalt: a different approach for Organizations” with F. Meulmeester and I. Rizou.


Demi Moraitou has a BA in Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAM).  She has a Master’s degree in Adult Education and is a certified Adult Trainer in Greece and Cyprus. She has extensive experience as a Business Communications & Management Consultant for a great many companies and organizations. As an experienced Gestalt in Organizations Practitioner (G.P.O.), she delivers seminars for business executives in both the Greek and English language, having taught in more than 10 countries and with more than 20.000 managers.

 Myrto Fragkatou is a psychologist (BSc Psychology/MSc Organizational Psychology). She is an accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and a Gestalt OD Practitioner in Organizations (G.P.O.). She also has an MSc in Human Resources Management from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the field of Human Resources Management.


Deirdre Foley has a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences and an MA Creative Writing (Distinction). She has worked in education welfare for the (former) ILEA (Inner London Education Authority). In a freelance capacity, she worked for over 20 years as an education counselor and advisor in Greece and is fluent in the Greek language. She is an accredited Gestalt psychotherapist with the EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy), EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy), UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) & ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy). She sits on the Board of Directors for IAAGT (International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy) and has served on the IAAGT Executive Council.  She is also a HRSR (Human Rights & Social Responsibility) Committee member at IAAGT and is involved in EAGT Human Rights & Social Responsibility initiatives. She has a UK based private psychotherapy and counselling practice, working online and in person with adults and groups from a diverse and multi-cultural background.

  • This is a hybrid training course made up of online (72 hours) and in person contact (28 hours). Workshops 1-5 will take place online, via the Gestalt Foundation’s secure Zoom platform. Workshops 6 & 7 will take place in May 2023 at the Valis Spa & Conference Center in Volos, Greece ( as part of Gestalt Foundation’s annual 4-day Residential Training Program.
  • The Cycle of Workshops on Gestalt in Business and Organizations will be delivered in English.
  • The times shown reflect EET time zone (CET+1)
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued only if all the workshops have been attended.
  • The cost of the program is €1,700. This includes:

The Cycle of Workshops on Gestalt in Business and Organizations (100 hours)

Three (3) nights’ Bed & Breakfast at the Valis Hotel (single occupancy)

Two (2) snack breaks and two (2) coffee breaks

Two (2) Buffet lunches

One (1) Buffet evening meal

Buffet Gala Dinner (Saturday evening)


NOTE: The number of places on this Cycle of Workshops is limited, so those interested in participating are advised to apply as soon as possible by completing the attached form link:

and submitting a brief updated CV. An online interview is necessary.

To secure a place on the course, a non-refundable deposit of 30% is required by November 15th, 2022. The remaining amount can be paid in instalments as per the agreement between the participant and the Gestalt Foundation, with the final payment being made before the residential phase of the course.

For any further information, please contact:

Gestalt Foundation – Athens Monday- Friday 10:00 – 18:00

39, Sisini street, 115 28 Athens.

Τel: 210 72 54 010  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.