Transforming the way you live and work in the world

Cape Cod Model©

This highly effective micro-intervention technique produces rapid and enduring growth and change. Based on the individual or group under-standing their competence through a series of observations and reinforcements from the facilitator, growth is accomplished by expanding their behavior range and building on those competencies. The model is based on the intervener's ability to develop trust through intimate interactions, and facilitate change through strategic interactions.

Cape Cod Training Program

Intensive two week training program on applying the Cape Cod Model© to create change
in individuals, families, and organizations.


Next offered:

May 3-10, 2018 (Week 1),
September 27-October 4, 2018 (Week 2)

The Cape Cod Model© teaches tools that enable individuals to be more effective in working one-on-one, in groups, and in organizational settings. Participants will learn to increase their impact and create positive change in all areas of life by applying basic principles and practices that reflect a powerful core methodology:

  • Through an optimistic approach, people can be taught to develop
    and apply skills that enable them to work together to achieve
    productive and satisfying outcomes.

  • The focus is on learning to recognize what happens among groups
    of people, not on understanding or labeling individuals. The goal
    is to perceive the system created when two or more people are
  • The assumption that both individuals and groups are doing the
    best they can at any given time makes it possible to appreciate
    and articulate their strengths and what they are doing well.
    This supportive approach enables people to then discover
    impediments to their productivity and satisfaction.
  • Influence is best directed toward enhancing awareness of how
    people relate to each other. To be influential requires developing
    awareness of our own patterns of relating; with this self-knowledge
    individuals can then use themselves authentically as instruments
    of change.
  • By valuing multiple perspectives – or “multiple realities” – people
    can be taught how to minimize conflict by inviting differences and
    using them creatively.
  • Behavior can be strategic, meant to achieve a goal, or intimate,
    intended to enhance connection among people. These ways
    of relating must be balanced differently in accordance with the
    nature and function of each relationship.

These skills are developed through detailed observation, ongoing practice, and feed-back from a supportive learning community, which the Cape Cod Training Program provides.

"The Cape Cod Model© gave me a coherent, simple framework, almost a new aesthetic, through which to understand human interactions. What I learned is a continued source of clarity about how we relate to each other."

                               Vanessa Grajwer

"The Cape Cod Model© has helped me keep an optimistic attitude in a problem oriented environment. I am astonished at how much that helps."

                                Eva Axelsson


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