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The Next Phase

Life Strategies for Navigating Personal & Professional Transitions

This unique program will help participants understand the strategies of a
good transition through provocative and multidisciplinary activities. Participants will be introduced to and encouraged to develop personal tools to make transitions successfully and with assurance, leading to new and more satisfying outcomes.


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Moving through significant shifts in life affords a rare opportunity: to consider new options, to take stock of accomplishments, and to develop an exciting future. However, as with all transitions, this is often a time fraught with uncertainty, reluctance to let go of the familiar, and questioning of what comes next. Participants will look at their life histories, and then individually and collectively look at values, wishes, and desires for the next step in their lives.

Participants will learn to envision a broader range of possibilities, and to examine
the advantages and drawbacks of having a wide variety of choices. This will provide an opportunity to look at individual styles of dealing with change, paying attention to support mechanisms and obstacles to success, and how to stay in dialogue with others during the journey through transition.

The workshop will include individual and small group exercises, as well as whole
group presentation and discussion. Not only will the focus be on the work within the program, but attention will be paid to how participants can support the process of transitioning successfully in the future as they leave the workshop and re-enter life.


Participants will:

  • Re-examine old dreams or interests that have been put aside.
  • Explore their life experiences.
  • Reflect on the impact of others on their choices.
  • Incorporate goals for physical and psychological health in their exploration.
  • Learn how to release from past involvements and preoccupations.
  • Integrate new choices and directions with their significant others.
  • Explore their style of dealing with change.
  • Learn planning techniques that produce positive results.


This program is for those facing a major transition, whether this change is planned
by choice or imposed by circumstance. It is also recommended for coaches supporting the transition of others. The program is open to people from all walks of life. For those in a committed, intimate relationship, it is strongly urged that both partners attend.

Continuing Education

This program qualifies for 19 ICF resource development hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for more details.


Dates and Fees:
Life Strategies for Navigating
Personal & Professional Transitions
Dates October 11-13, 2018
Begins Thursday, 1pm
Ends Saturday,5pm
Fee $625
  GISC Members: $575
  Special Couples' Rate: $1,150
CE Hours 18 - ICF
  Katherine Greenleaf
  Ned Robinson-Lynch
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States

“The Next Phase program was helpful to me in three ways. The first is that I was trying to solve someone else’s ‘Next Phase’ without realizing it because it involves me. The second and third, in that it broadened how I look at the next part of my life from linear to a spectrum of looking at past wants and how I got to be where I am today. The telling of my life shifted. Thank you.”

Pamela Gleisser, LISW MS

“The faculty, fellow participants, and structure
of the workshop – which offered both great questions and spacious opportunities for reflection – all contributed to a great experience.”

David Peter Stroh, Principal
Bridgeway Partners

“I purposely travelled to GISC from the UK because I sensed that the distance and the separation from my ‘home ground’ would facilitate and allow freedom of thought and expression. And this proved to be the case.  The GISC facility, in its beautiful natural surroundings, provided a sense of peace and security whilst also suggesting creativity and challenge. The course facilitators were skilled and attentive giving time both to the group and to the participants individually.”

James Shallcross
United Kingdom

Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900