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Online Gathering 2020: Managing, Acknowledging & Sustaining Change.

Part 1 of 4: Introduction and Framing

Recorded during the 2020 Relational Change Online Gathering: Managing, Acknowledging & Sustaining Change on 25th November 2020. In this video, Marie-Anne Chidiac gives an overview of the themes of managing, acknowledging & sustaining change in a difficult field, such as a pandemic, using the trifold lenses of Self, Other and Situation.

Part 2 of 4: Managing Change

Recorded during the 2020 Relational Change Online Gathering: Managing, Acknowledging & Sustaining Change on 25th November 2020. In this second video, Sally Denham-Vaughan describes the process of managing change, using the concepts of Will and Grace, and the forms it might take.

Part 3 of 4: Acknowledging Change

Recorded during the 2020 Relational Change Online Gathering Managing, Acknowledging & Sustaining Change 25th November 2020. In this third video, Marie-Anne Chidiac talks about acknowledging change, radical acceptance and the importance of staying open to the actual.

Part 4 of 4: Sustaining Change

Recorded during the 2020 Relational Change Online Gathering Managing, Acknowledging & Sustaining Change 25th November 2020. In this final video, Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan talk about stability and sustaining change, when the field is not generous, and examine how power and privilege contribute to feelings of stability, and the importance of ethics.

Relational Organisational Gestalt: An Emergent Approach to Organisational DevelopmentTOP

Interview with Marie-Anne Chidiac about the Book

In this interview, Marie-Anne Chidiac speaks about her new book Relational Organisational Gestalt: An Emergent Approach to Organisational Development. The book offers a transformative, emergent and relational approach for working with the complexity of today's organisations. To read an interview with Marie-Anne about her book, please follow the link to the March 2018 Relational Change Newsletter.

ROG Videos & PodcastsTOP

Overview of the ROG Approach.

What is Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG)? Marie-Anne Chidiac provides an overview of the ROG Approach, its origins and key influences.

The SOS Framework.

What is meant by a 'Relational Approach'? Sally Denham-Vaughan and Marie-Anne Chidiac discuss relationality and the Relational Change SOS Framework.

The Notion of Presence.

What is Presence and how to define it? Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan discuss presence as a relational and ethical process. and make the distinction between presence and charisma.

Relational Ethics and Values.

What is the importance of ethics and values in a relational approach? Sally Denham-Vaughan and Marie-Anne Chidiac discuss the ethical dimension of presence and values in organisations.

What to expect from the ROG Programme?

What to expect from the Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG) Programme? How will it support me in my work? How will greater ethical presence help me? Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan share their insight into the programme and discuss these questions.

Other Videos & PodcastsTOP

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TeamTime TableTalks: A Gestalt Approach to Working in Teams

In this hour long podcast, Dr Marie-Anne Chidiac talks to Debbie Wayth on her TeamTime Table Talks podcast about the Gestalt approach to working with teams and the importance of paying attention to the here-and-now experience as part of our sense-making.

Ethical Presence: Power and Privilege

This short excerpt is taken from a conversation between Sally Denham-Vaughan and Sebastian Fox. The discussion focussed on the topic of Ethical Presence and how this relates to issues of Power and Privilege. These topics are covered in more detail on our ROG Phase 2 (PAG) programme starting 27th May 2021.

Sebastian is a qualified executive and team coach. He is a director at brownfox consultancy and a faculty member of the Team Coaching Studio where he co-leads their community of practice.

EAGT GPO Webinar: Gestalt Process and the VUCA Environment

Recorded: Wednesday, 24 February 2021 from 17:00-18:00 UTC+01 (UK).
Facilitated by: Sally Denham-Vaughan

In this hour long video, (originally offered as part of the EAGT Gestalt Practitioners in Organisations 'Learning Space'), Dr Sally Denham-Vaughan introduces the concept of the 'VUCA' environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) and relates this to developments in Organisational Development and in particular, Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG).

Recorded Webinar: The Use of Embodied Presence Online

Recorded: Thursday, 23 April 2020 from 16:00-17:30 UTC+01 (UK).
Facilitated by: Marie-Anne Chidiac and Helena Kallner

With so many practitioners having to resort to virtual communication at this time, the challenge doesn’t just lie in mastering the technology but also in bringing all of our presence and skills as embodied and creative practitioners to this medium. What does this mean for therapists and practitioners who work primarily in an embodied way? How do we support our clients and ourselves to feel our embodied presence and relatedness? What is possible in terms of creative experimentation? Helen Kallner and Marie-Anne Chidiac tackle some of these challenges through this webinar.

Sally Denham-Vaughan Interview for "Humans of Gestalt" –April 2020.

In this interview, Kamila Bialy from Humans of Gestalt interviews Sally Denham-Vaughan about her life, likes, influences and the future of Gestalt.

Humans of Gestalt, is an experimental series of informal documentary and personal interviews, facilitated by Heather Anne Keyes and Kamila Bialy, and born of an interest in preserving the lived experience of being with colleagues, mentors and friends in the international Gestalt community.

Mark Fairfield: "Relational Culture and Undoing Individualism" –The Healing Justice Podcast 2018.

Mark Fairfield speaks about the central role of connection in our lives and lethal individualism. We learn about relational culture, factors for resilience, his work supporting caregivers in the AIDS movement, how bullying is a euphemism, and failure.

Mark Fairfield: "Sharing Resonance" –The Healing Justice Podcast 2018.

Mark Fairfield introduces an exercise called "Sharing Resonance" It is a framework for building relational culture and dismantling individualism in our relationships and groups. This episode is more of a training and intro to how to share resonance, so you can listen on the go and learn the practice wherever you are... and then take it into relationship and practice it with one or more others. We especially recommend starting with groups of 3-5.

Antonio Damasio: "Self comes to Mind" –FIAP 2014.

We are delighted to show this video featuring Antonio Damasio, one of the most important neuroscientists in the world, on the topic of 'the emergent self'. The video was recorded in Italy, Oct. 2–5, 2014, during the Conference of the Italian Federation of Psychotherapy's Associations and was generously shared by Gianni Francesetti, EAGT President

GANZ 2014 Keynote Lecture: Gestalt & States of Grace; Aesthetics, Ethics and Spaciousness.

Sally Denham-Vaughan outlines a framework for conceptualising Grace and develops the concept with attention to "harmonious Relational fit" and responsivity to the co-emergent situation.

Marianne Fry 2010 Keynote Lecture: The Liminal Space; An Opening to Transformational Shift.

Sally Denham-Vaughan discusses the concept of "liminality" and offers a Gestalt perspective on the opening to transformation.

Self as Instrument in Gestalt

Marie-Anne Chidiac describes the importance of self as instrument as a key aspect of gestalt facilitation.

The Artistry of Gestalt in Organisations

Listen to an Interview with Sally Denham-Vaughan.


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