2.3 Building Awareness with Gestalt Language Protocol

Building Awareness with Gestalt Language Protocol

Course Overview

Gestalt Language Protocol is a way of communicating with people in a non-judgmental manner. The fundamental concept is that sharing experiences rather than sharing advice is a more effective way to communicate. Its foundation is in the much broader subject of Gestalt philosophy, a theory developed over 100 years ago. This course focuses on only one relatively small piece of the overall Gestalt philosophy, namely, the protocol of communicating in a non-judgmental way. Gestalt Language Protocol can be used in virtually all aspects of life and in most types of relationships. This course is designed to provide you with tools and guidelines to help you communicate more effectively using the Gestalt framework.

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:

  • Understand the conceptual basis of Gestalt & the psychology behind it
  • Learn how to use Gestalt Language Protocol (GSP) effectively
  • Know when to use GSP and when to give direct advice
  • Develop an understanding of key techniques in applying GSP
  • Learn how to use GSP effectively in business and personal contexts


Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader, you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.”

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