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Understanding the dynamics of groups and the exchanges between people in groups is essential for practitioners who work with individuals, working groups, teams or organisational systems.

The Group Dynamics in Action group are regular sessions when participants can experience group dynamics in action and learn more about how we show up in groups and the impact of who we are when we are

The Professional Practice in Action group is a on-going development group where professional facilitators, coaches, leadership and organisational developers can meet and work together.

Gestalt Blog

  • Why work with Gestalt? An insight into how gestalt influenced my practice.

    Why work with Gestalt? An insight into how gestalt influenced my practice.

    Recently one of my coachees, whom I am supervising, asked me the following question; ‘Why Gestalt?’ Two words that evoke many possible responses, and as I clarified what she was asking I uncovered an inquiry into my philosophical and methodological foundations. I have become so used to gestalt in my [...]

  • Awareness – An Essential Gestalt Inquiry Stream

    Awareness – An Essential Gestalt Inquiry Stream

      As I walked through the hot crowded streets of Hong Kong this morning I relaxed myself into the throng of activity around me. As I did so I became more aware of my environment, I was out of my head and into my body-mind. The fragrances that permeated the [...]

  • Guest’s Post: Reflection on Gestalt Group Dynamics

    Guest’s Post: Reflection on Gestalt Group Dynamics

    Diversity, Dominance, Power, Authority, Gender, Age... These are themes I have been through myself in various parts of my life, and observed in many people as we learn to be authentic in groups. In the view of Gestalt, the learning of group dynamic is not simply about learning how to [...]

  • A Gestalt approach to Conflict

    A Gestalt approach to Conflict

    In the past few weeks many of the participants who regularly come to group dynamics or professional practice workshops have identified conflict, resolution and mediation as an important area in their practice and lives. In this post I intend to offer a gestalt perspective on conflict and how we might [...]

The Deep Dive Process is a collaborative inquiry where you systematically examine your challenges and uncover the hidden beliefs that are holding back your professional development.

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Our Pillars

We base our work on humanistic principles and use gestalt as an underlying guiding methodology. We approach coachees as independent individuals who are working in complex organisational and business settings. It is important for our work to assume that these executives are capable of resolving their own issues and challenges, therefore we see ourselves as being there in a supportive and challenging capacity to ask appropriate questions and ensure the coachees become more adept at reflecting on their situations and develop deeper understanding of the more subtle aspects of what itmight take to be more effective in their roles.

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Professionals who work within complex, fast changing organisations, often on their own with groups or individuals rely on their personal and professional skills to be effective in what they do. However, it becomes very easy to repeat what works well and ignore those areas that require change and further development.

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Principal Consultant – David Lines PhD

Dr. David Lines, the Founder and Principal Consultant of David Lines and Associates, is an executive coach, process consultant and facilitator. He coaches executives and CEOS to realise their full potential and develop deep understanding of how they can lead more effectively and authentically in a fast paced, changing world.. The guiding principles of the practice are rooted the belief that individuals can work out and resolve their own issues and learning within an authentic, compassionate and challenging coaching environment.

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