Gordon Wheeler, PhD,
is a relational psychologist applying the Gestalt model to a range of contemporary clinical and social issues. Author or editor of many books and articles, he teaches and trains widely around the world. Together with Nancy Lunney Wheeler, he has developed and articulated Gestalt Relational Constellations for exploring the systemic contexts of “individual” issues. Gordon has long been President of Esalen Institute in Big Sur Calif., where he also served as CEO.
“In certain parts of our lives, we move forward with strength and relative ease, adding new learning and new capacity to familiar areas of comfort and confidence,” the leaders write. “And then we have other areas where we may navigate with greater difficulty and challenge – or sometimes not at all. Strong areas and flat sides alike may be in public or private areas, in work life or in relationships, in goals accomplished or hopes and dreams deferred – or even longings just avoided altogether, to avoid disappointment.