Training Program

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Our Gestalt-based Life Coach Training Program includes:

    • Fast-track Certification Program (that provides real-world knowledge)
    • Online Learning Portal for flextime learning
    • Group Training and Theory classes
    • Attend in person or by web conference
    • Individual Practice Coaching Sessions
    • Book Reading List for Discussion and Review
    • Videos, Audios, Exercises, and Printed Material
    • Direct Access to our Staff for Ongoing Support
    • Certification as a Gestalt Life Coach on Completion

Get Solid Life Coach Training - Your Personalized Training Program Begins when YOU Step Up

Our career entry level program was established back in 1975 to teach the Gestalt Therapy approach to mental health professionals. Gestalt is based on the belief that a person most completely learns by being part of a personal experiential process. Our Gestalt Life Coach trainees learn Gestalt “from the inside out.” We offer a very effective Gestalt Life Coach training program consisting of workshops, lectures, book discussions, individual counseling experiences, weekly group participation and Staff interaction.

At graduation time, you'll be ready to present your thesis paper, multi-media presentation, or pre-approved special project demonstrating your understanding of Gestalt and its application. You'll be ready to embark on building a satisfying career as a Gestalt Life Coach, or to utilize these skills in your own profession.

This course is personalized to your interests and style of life coaching, so you can complete the approximate 200 hours of participation and training. We invite you to attend in person, but if necessary online by web-conference as your schedule permits. Our workshops and theory classes are presented by our staff members. Sometimes fellow graduates and veteran faculty members from other institutes appear as guest mentors. This insightful program is open to everyone. College degrees or prior knowledge of Gestalt are helpful but not required to attend, although Gestalt Life Coach candidates are pre-screened for compatibility.

The general public may attend most of our workshops during the year without participation in our Certified Gestalt Life Coach training program. However, if you choose to apply for enrollment, please do so by contacting our office. Join us to change your life and the lives of others by becoming a certified Gestalt Life Coach!

NOTE: Our Training Program is on hold during the COVID-19 epidemic. Please contact us if you are interested and we will notify you once we can restart our program .

* Email us or call with your training questions, and we will reply promptly.

Please let us know about your questions and the timeframe you would like to join our Training Program..

Visa/MC/Amex accepted. Payment arrangements available.

Invitation to Attend

Our programs are open to the public for personal development and those in the counseling field, or to candidates wishing to become a certified Gestalt Life Coach.

No prior experience in Gestalt or any workshops or counseling approaches is required for the general public to attend. A desire for self-awareness, more successful life experiences and better communication skills are all that is needed. No prior experience needed if you decide to interview for our training program… A desire to improve yourself and your skills in your personal and/or professional life is enough for a great start. The workshops are informal, user friendly, supportive and fun. Join us! We will teach you how to develop your skills to more effectively help yourself and others to grow!

Click info at gestalt-institute dot com to e-mail Dr.Tina Thomas and Jeff Teachworth -or call or text at (504) 931-9022.

All of our programs are overseen by our Director, Dr. Tina Thomas, PhD, who is a Doctor of Clinical Social Work. She is a past graduate of the Gestalt Institute Training Programs herself and was personally mentored by our renowned late Director, Anne Teachworth.


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