Structural Coaching is an orientation of Life Coaching based on the teaching of the Psychoanalyst Petros Patounas. It is a personal development tool influenced by branches of Mathematics (Geometry and Topology), Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Structural Anthropology, Philosophy, and Patounas’ theories of the Act and Desire.
As all coaching modalities, methods or orientations, Structural Life Coaching is also a procedure through which the coach assists the client
As all coaching techniques, methods or orientations, Structural Life Coaching is also a procedure through which the coach assists the client
- to clarify their desire
- to define and revise goals so that they are consistent with their desire
- act in conformity with their desire and so that rewarding developments happen as a matter of course, often exceeding prior expectations
Structural Life Coaching therefore takes into consideration the topology or the structure in which the goal arises and establishes itself through the “want” of the client.
Coaches trained with the Structural method do not use the goal in isolation from its context, and this is the primary reason why the orientation is called Structural.
The secondary reason is the fact that, through this specific procedure of moving towards goal achievement, clients are constructing the fundamental geography and morphology of their desire. This introduces a process of personal transformation, as the structure of what each one wants from life itself can become a way of appreciating living.