About Susan

Susan Gregory has been a Life Coach and Gestalt therapist in private practice for more than twenty years and has taught aspects of Gestalt therapy theory and practice throughout the world as both guest faculty and workshop presenter at conferences. In addition, she teaches the Gindler approach to breath and bodywork. She has written three book chapters on Gestalt therapy, as well as 15 articles which treat various aspects of Gestalt therapy/voice/breath/social contacting. Susan is past president of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.

Present

  • Life Coach and Gestalt therapist in private practice since 1991
  • Professional concert artist and opera singer since 1971
  • Author of eighteen published articles and chapters since 2000
  • Guest faculty at Gestalt institutes in Australia, 2006; New Zealand, 2003;
    England, 2002; North of Ireland 2007, 2010
  • Workshop presenter at conferences in Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, England, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Hawaii, New York, Cleveland, New Orleans, San Francisco since 1996.
  • Upcoming: Esalen, CA, and Mexico, 2011; Poland, 2012

Additional work

Principal artist New York City Opera 1977-1980
Teacher of English as a Second Language to Adults, Board of Education of NYC, 1967-1977

Education

Kinesthetic Anatomy 2001-2005, Irene Dowd
New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy 1990-2000, Dan Bloom,
Gail Feinstein, Cynthia Cook, Perry Klepner
Singing and languages 1958 - 2000, Elsa Seyfert, Conrad Osborne
Arbeit am Menschen, the Elsa Gindler approach to bodywork,1963-1995, Carola Speads
M.A. Empire State College 2009
B.A. cum laude City University of New York 1964
Diploma, High School of Music and Art, NYC 1960

Leadership

President, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy 2007-2009
Chair, Scholarship Committee, AAGT 2002-2005
Chair, Voice Department, 3rd St. Music School Settlement 1980-1991
Board of Directors, National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York Chapter 1987-1991

Awards

Finalist, Metropolitan Opera Competition 1978
Gold Medal, Concorso G.B. Viotti, Italy 1974

 

People are saying...

Her diagnostics are always right on the dot and her suggested remedies really work. But what I appreciate most is her open, patient, generous capacity to hear and observe me, and to mentor me in a way which is aligned with my own style.

Paule O.
translator

Susan's safe, supportive approach reshaped the way I experience myself.

Margo N.
journalist and teacher

Together, Susan and I developed processes to look at myself as a total being, informed by my past, my present, and my future goals. I found joy once again in writing.

Michael L.
real estate manager, writer

Outstanding in her candor, her rigor and her downright enthusiasm, Susan is an ideal trainer. She is perceptive to a remarkable degree and communicates her insights thoughtfully and with precision. Highly recommended.

Philip L.
Professor of Social Work

I believe that I have acquired confidence and liberation to dance with greater power and joy; and I have become more confident within my relationships.

Frances R.
dancer and choreographer

In thirty years of professional performance, I have never experienced the creative growth and security that I have achieved with Susan Gregory.

Russell L.
actor

I have attended several workshop presentations by Susan Gregory and invariably found them to be unique, stimulating and beneficial both personally and professionally. Susan possesses a rare blend of talents, sensibilities, knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend her offerings.

Bud F.
therapist, trainer and author

Susan has helped me understand my own style and to work with it without fear or shame. Each week is a joyous exploration.

Carol C.
writer