News and Notes

 

May 1, 2016

 

A Publication of the Gestalt Journal Press


 

News and Notes is a joint publication of The Gestalt Journal Press and The Gestalt Therapy Network. Published irregularly, it reaches more than four thousand readers via email worldwide and contains information of interest to the Gestalt community ranging from employment notices to workshop announcements, to requests for information and references.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL CHAIRWORK IN NEW YORK CITY

June 17, 2016 – Working with Addictions, Trauma, and Inner Critic/Self-Compassion
For more information, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairwork-addictions-trauma-and-self-compassion-tickets-23115323555

June 24, 2016 – Transformational Chairwork – The Advanced Dialogues
For more information, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairwork-the-advanced-dialogues-tickets-23115646521

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHAIRWORK IN VIENNA

June 30, 2016 – Transformational Chairwork – The Advanced Dialogues
For more information, please go to: http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Scott-Kellogg-INSPIRE-2016



GESTALT THERAPY BOOK SERIES

The Istituto di Gestalt - H.C.C. Italy, directed by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, publishes since 2014 a Gestalt Therapy Book Series, under the Editorship of Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Gianni Francesetti.
 
Four books are published till now:

Spagnuolo Lobb, M., (2014) "THE NOW-FOR-NEXT IN PSYCHOTHERAPY. Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post-Modern Society". Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

Francesetti, G., Gecele, M., Roubal, J. (eds.), (2013) "GESTALT THERAPY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE. From Psychopathology to the Aesthetics of Contact”. Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

Robine, J.M., (2015) "SOCIAL CHANGE BEGINS WITH TWO". Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

Francesetti, G. (eds.), (2015) "ABSENCE IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN US. Gestalt Therapy Perspective on Depressive Experiences". Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

You can find more info at http://www.gestalt.it/eng.
 
This new venture means to us an important opportunity of scientific exchanges among colleagues and a chance to promote and develop our approach.

The books are available as paper and e-book in this site:
http://www.gestalt.it/eng/



GESTALT CENTRE LONDON (GCL)

From our Central London location at 15-23 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PT, only a short distance from St Pancras International Station, we continue to offer rigorous training programmes and a range of short workshops centred on our deeply held commitment to Gestalt philosophy and practice.  For further information, please contact enquire@gestaltcentre.org.uk, tel: 00 44 20 7383 5610 or visit our website http://www.gestaltcentre.org.uk

CERTIFICATE IN GROUPWORK - led by Michael Ellis, MA, UKCP Registered, BACP Registered trainer. Michael is Managing Director of the Gestalt Centre and his MA is in Consultancy with Organisations from the Tavistock Clinic. This Certificate in Groupwork comprises various workshops on aspects of groupwork, each of which can be taken individually as a stand-alone training but, when all have been taken and a written piece of work has been passed, the result is a Certificate in Groupwork.  The programme includes:

UNDERSTANDING GROUP DYNAMICS - Thursday 19 & Friday 20 May 2016 £262.00 GBP

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE GROUP FACILITATION – Friday 9 September 2016 £150.00 GBP

CONFLICT, CHALLENGE & CONFRONTATION IN GROUPS - Thursday 15 & Friday 16 September 2016 £270.00 GBP

GROUP FACILITATION INTENSIVE – Friday mornings from 7 October to 16 December 2016 (including a weekend on 5 & 6 November) £915.00 GBP

FREEFALL WRITING AS CREATIVE THERAPY – rediscover your spontaneity with Angelika Wienrich, 21 & 22 May 2016, 10.30am to 6pm on both days £204.00 GBP

WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS – led by Jon Blend MA Dip Child, 2 to 5 November 2016

GESTALT IN ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Gestalt brings a unique perspective to organisational issues with its focus on detailed observation and ‘Here and Now’ awareness, and its rigorous separation of data and interpretation.  The emphasis on exploration and experiment and its innovative methodologies for addressing rigid patterns and blocked process all combine to create a powerful array of tools for anyone seeking to make sense of organisational life.  Our internationally renowned programme of workshops, led by Tony Fraser and Christina Schuierer, takes OD practitioners through from a 2-day workshop in the Core Concepts of Gestalt in OD, via a 6-day OD in Practice course split into two 3-day events to enable participants to bring forward their actual experiences for discussion and progression, through to a Masterclass for those who have attained a senior position and wish to work with others in a similar position in a 1-day per month over 10 months group.  For more information on content and enrolment contact the Gestalt Centre’s Executive Centre Manager, Jacqueline Wearn, at jacqueline@gestaltcentre.org.uk 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS:
Weekend, 10am to 6pm, on 25 & 26 June 2016
10 x Thursday evenings,6.30pm to 8.30pm, from 6 October to 1 December 2016

LARGE GROUP EVENT   Friday 27th January 11am – Tuesday 31st January 1pm 2017 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

The Gestalt Centre, as part of its training programme for psychotherapists and counsellors has held an annual five-day Large Group Residential (LGR) for the last 20 years.  In response to requests from Gestalt practitioners, and others, we have recently opened this event to the wider professional community.

This will bring a unique opportunity for professionals from various settings to work together in depth on diversity and cultural differences, large group dynamics, regressive processes in groups: the powerful feelings that we can experience in groups, leadership and community.

The overall aim is to increase personal effectiveness in our professional roles and our lives in general.

Whether you are working therapeutically with individuals and/or groups and teams as a therapist, trainer, coach or facilitator or with organisations as a consultant, the benefits of attending will be that you will increase your awareness and understanding of the impact of diversity and cultural differences in your work setting and on you.  You will appreciate more fully the dynamics affecting you and your clients and the impact of the wider relational field and ‘internal’ psychodynamics.  With greater awareness, your leadership capacities will increase as will your personal authority and your ability to keep grounded in highly charged situations.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a learning like no other.

Apply online for this or any of our courses or events at http://www.gestaltcentre.org.uk  or contact us on 00 44 20 7383 5610 for further information



GESTALT-WEEK IN FRANCE  25 june-02 July 2016
http://www.degeleroos.nl/Gestaltweek_Frankrijk.htm

De Gele Roos: Practise for Gestaltherapy organise a trainingsweek for people who works or live with other people and are interested in to practise  working in here and now for what is to see, to hear and to feel in the reality of the situation.

A practice group who starts on Saturday evening and ends at Friday afternoon.

Daily meetings from 10 AM to 18:00 PM.  Attendees may participate in whatever way they choose that meets their professional, educational or personal needs. This is an opportunity to observe the Gestalt therapy modality ‘in action’, clarify principles fundamental to Gestalt work, and an occasion to practice (language) skills in this modality, ‘hands-on’, with supervision meetings in the evening possible. Working with commitment, expression of awareness, dialogue skills like reflextion, expression, listening to the sound and the effects on being.

The holistic and humanistic philosophy basic to Gestalt practice will be emphasized and various elements of Gestalt theory will be clarified after each meeting in the day.  Join us by Skype for a lovely and a informative experience talking.

The training will be given by Evert van der Weide working with or Line a "new way of living with the reality in the daily live".

For additional information call +33 (0) 6 27 78 62 52 or email to degeleroos@gmail.com for subscription form and so on.

Anyone wishing to ‘work with own awareness’ is welcome. Place in France in de Auvergne.

GESTALT-WEEK IN THAILAND  23-30 july 2016
http://www.degeleroos.nl/Gestaltweek_thailand.htm

De Gele Roos: Practise for Gestaltherapy organise a trainings week for people who works or live with other people and are interested in to practise  working in here and now for what is to see, to hear and to feel in the reality of the situation here and now.

A practice group who starts on Saturday evening and ends at Friday afternoon. Leaving accommodation 30 july 2016 in the morning.

Daily meetings from 10 AM to 18:00 PM.  Attendees may participate in whatever way they choose that meets their professional, educational or personal needs. This is an opportunity to observe the Gestalt therapy modality ‘in action’, clarify principles fundamental to Gestalt work, and an occasion to practice (language) skills in this modality, ‘hands-on’, with supervision meetings possible in the evening. Working with commitment, expression of awareness, dialogue skills like reflection, expression, listen to the sound and the effects on being.

 The holistic and humanistic philosophy basic to Gestalt practice will be emphasized and various elements of Gestalt theory will be clarified after each meeting in the day.  Join us by Skype or Line for a lovely and a informative experience talking.

 The training will be given by Evert van der Weide working with a "new way of living in the reality in the daily live, work and relationships".

 For additional information call +33 (0) 6 27 78 62 52 or email to degeleroos@gmail.com.

 Anyone wishing to ‘work with own awareness’ is welcome. Place Khao Kalok in Thailand near the beach. Telephone number in Thailand comes later.

 OPEN DAY

Date  : 1 May 2016
Time   : 14.00 tot 18.00 uur
Address : 4 Place Saint Julien
Place: 03380 Treignat, France For information call +33 (0) 6 27 78 62 52

On this afternoon you can get acquainted with what is Gestalt and what it can offer in everyday life and work. There is an opportunity to ask questions and personal work situations from your everyday life / work or dreams.

Suitably 15 minutes earlier to be present in connection with the realization of the program.



Dreams and the Spiritual Path
Led by Janice Roosevelt Gerard, Ph.D.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3-4:30 PM
 
Sharing our dreams with others can extend our awareness to experience higher levels of consciousness where healing energies can be found, used and distributed. We can invoke these healing energies directly and use them in our everyday life. The presentation will include experiencing guided imagery and symbolic visualization to further build our skills in working with dreams and invoking their healing powers.
 
JANICE ROOSEVELT GERARD, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and trainer in private practice in West Los Angeles and is a past President of GTILA. She received her Doctorate in Psychology in 1986 from the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles and became a Certified Gestalt Therapist in 1994. For many years she has led training groups, workshops and has presented at international conferences on the subjects of Gestalt Dreamwork and transpersonal  psychology. She is currently writing a book about her experiences with her dream groups.

All Salons are free - $5 for CEU processing

Salons take place at the Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W PICO Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

RSVP to Arezou Yashoua (310) 210-3337 or arezou.yashoua@gmail.com



Moscow, Russia:
OPEN WORKSHOP:
FLESH AND BONES OF THE SITUATION
with Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine

June 10-12, 2016

During this experiential, experimental and theoretical workshop, we will explore the core concepts of Gestalt therapy and unify them with those of somatic development. We will demonstrate how fundamental movements are inextricably linked to contacting as primary experience, and how kinesthetic resonance contributes to the “id of situation” and underlies intentionality. Through mini-lecture, experiment, experiential demonstration and discussion, we will involve ourselves in action-research to enhance our fundamental comprehension and deepen our daily practice.

For more information and to register contact: +7 (499) 390 20 12,
http://www.youcanlive.ru

Kiev, Ukraine:
OPEN WORKSHOP:
FLESH AND BONES OF THE SITUATION
with Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine

June 14-16, 2016

During this experiential, experimental and theoretical workshop, we will explore the core concepts of Gestalt therapy and unify them with
those of somatic development. We will demonstrate how fundamental movements are inextricably linked to contacting as primary experience, and how kinesthetic resonance contributes to the “id of situation” and underlies intentionality. Through mini-lecture, experiment, experiential demonstration and discussion, we will involve ourselves in action-research to enhance our fundamental comprehension and deepen our daily practice.

For more information and to register contact either Kiev Gestalt University or Ukrainian Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.
KGU: contact@kgu.org.ua, +38 (044) 230 94 47, http://www.kgu.org.ua
UICGT: uisgt@geshtaltart.dp.ua, +38 (067) 105 08 36, http://www.geshtaltart.dp.ua

New York City:
INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
January 21-22, 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both
in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns
have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns
within psychotherapy is especially powerful.

During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective/movement patterns within the
infant/caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present
experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad.

For more information and registration contact Ruella Frank at
ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com

New York City:
TRAINING PROGRAM 2017-2019,
DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Developmental process embodied within the clinical moment
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

Begins: September 2017

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, created by Ruella Frank, Ph.D., is a relational and movement-oriented approach to psychotherapy within a Gestalt therapy framework.

Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists and somatic practitioners, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for
understanding and working with early psychophysical blocks as they emerge in the here-and-now of therapy. Attending to movement patterns is particularly powerful when guided by contemporary developmental theory.

Four Training Modules, two per year in fall and spring, five full days and one half day per module.
Further information and to apply contact Ruella Frank at
ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com



Research in Gestalt Therapy: International Conference in Paris 26-28 May 2017
This conference:
* Is designed for networking, collaboration and the elaboration of new research projects for Gestalt-therapy
* Is addressed to Gestalt practitioners, trainees and other psychotherapy practitioners
* Will exhibit current research and explore research relevant to the Gestalt tradition
* Will feature established clinicians-researchers who can stimulate and encourage those new to the field
* Will have world class psychotherapy researchers participating: Louis Castonguay, Wolfgang Tschacher and Xavier Briffault
* More information will soon appear on the EAGT web: http://www.eagt.org
The EAGT invites you to join this important international conference that aims to encourage and support research in Gestalt therapy
Places limited! The price will be kept down to the minimum possible in order to promote participation of the trainees and colleagues coming from countries with economic difficulties. For the training institutes: please try to keep these dates free from seminars in order to allow your trainees to participate. We hope to offer them a real opportunity to experience and integrate into a supportive Gestalt research community. Please, distribute this first announcement to your contacts!



THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND
               
A GESTALT APPROACH TO WORKING WITH CO-DEPENDENCE AND ADDICTIONS: WHEN DOES SELF-CARE FEEL SELFISH?
Faculty: Karen M. Tomoff, LPCC, LICDC, Kathy B. Sherrod, PhD
DATE: May 6, 2016
TIME: 9:30am-5:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6 Instructional hours

This workshop will explore how the Gestalt principles of awareness, contact, creative adjustment and self-regulation may be applied to work with people who chronically say "yes" to other people's needs, while saying "no" to their own, leading to a lack of balance in relationships.  We will experiment with the Gestalt theories of self-regulation, creative adjustment, and the importance of using them in the context of relationships. We will offer strategies for intervening with clients with addictions, co-dependence and enabling patterns. We will also explore ways of supporting ourselves in this challenging work.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

COMBINING GESTALT THERAPY & EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES (EFT)

Faculty: Karen M. Tomoff, LPCC, LICDC, Kathy B. Sherrod, PhD
DATE: May 7, 2016
TIME: 9:30am-5:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6 Instructional hours

In this workshop we will discover how the unique combination of Gestalt therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be used to address the effects of emotional distress and discomfort on the body and mind. Both Gestalt therapy and EFT work with body movements, sensations and tension to promote healing and change. EFT (sometimes called a "tapping" technique) involves using acupressure points to resolve and balance stuck energy.  We will review the Gestalt Cycle of Experience as an instrument of change and healing. We will practice applying the principles and processes of EFT as we work with issues and blocked energy held in our bodies.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

COACHING WITH PHYICAL PROCESS 2.0

Faculty: Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC, Ann Attayek Carr, MS, MCC, GPCC

DATE: June 2-4, 2016
TIME: Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm
      Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm
      Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 21 ICF Core Competency CCEs, 21 GPCC CCEs

Our coaching work with clients becomes more powerful when we attend to our own embodiment and that of our clients. If you've attended the Gestalt Coaching Certification Program, or are a coach having taken Introduction to Physical Process, and want to take your coaching skills to a deeper level - this workshop is for you!

We operate with a core belief that our bodies carry our life experiences, in our musculature, our stance and posture. Over time, we take on a physical shape that moves beyond habit, and into a fixed structure - a Character Structure. In this very experiential workshop, you will be exposed to five Character Structures, including the shape/energy/movement of each Structure, typical re-occurring life-themes, and ways to tap into the strengths and work with the dilemmas of people having that Structure.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

REFLECTIONS OF THE BODY IN FILM, ART, POETRY AND MUSIC: STRUCTURE AND CONTACT

Faculty: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, Michael C. Clemmens, PhD
DATE: June 17-19, 2016
TIME: Friday, 1:00pm-8:00pm,
      Saturday, 9:30am-5:00pm
      Sunday, 9:00am-12:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 11 Instructional hours

How do you experience yourself as you watch an actor move across the screen in a film, see a sculpture, hear the turn of a phrase in poetry, or listen to a piece of jazz? Often we see and hear parts of ourselves as we engage in these media.

In this workshop, we will utilize Gestalt awareness and several creative media to explore parts of ourselves that deeply resonate with art, film, poetry, writing, and music.

We will reflect upon our own embodiment; what has been introjected as ideal, or how we 'should be', how we are attracted and repulsed by certain images, notes, phrases and forms, and experience and express our own sacred forms of embodiment as lively and authentic.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

ISOLATION TO INTIMACY: WORKING WITH SHAME AND BELONGING

Faculty: Deborah Ullman, MA, Carol Swanson, LSW
DATE: June 17-19, 2016
TIME: Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm
      Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
      Sunday, 9:00am-12:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 10.5 Instructional hours

Many of us live with a sense of overwhelm that is interpersonal, social, economic and environmental — a sense that we can never do enough to address urgent needs in our world.
Many of our most challenging aspirations result in disappointment and collapsed dreams. Some of our most difficult limiting behaviors developed in a felt sense of isolation from our world.  This workshop opens the door to a relational evolutionary perspective that supports new integration of our human potential. The other side of paralyzing isolation is that experiencing this universal shame in a receptive space opens us to the relational resiliency we all long for. The workshop leaders co-create the ground for sharing stories that transform the longings we have for connecting into new experiences of support, balance and belonging, and these are the very resources we need for building change in the world.
GIC OFFICE: 216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

THERAPEUTIC JOURNALING: THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES

Faculty: Karen Tomoff, LPCC, LICDC, Kendra Kopelke, MA, Jonathan Shorr, PhD
DATE: June 25, 2016
TIME: 9:30am-5:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6.0 Instructional hours

Journaling and writing the story of one's life is an important tool in healing and self-discovery. This workshop will focus on two important aspects of the stories of our lives. First, we will examine the social context of media stories and how they influence us and how we think about ourselves. Every day we are exposed to stories of the lives of others in our community, nation and world. Secondly, we will explore the benefits of therapeutic journaling and practice using various tools, such as writing prompts to develop our stories. Finally, we will discuss the role and process of writing in psychotherapy using Gestalt theory and methodology.
GIC OFFICE: 216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

MOVING FROM UNDERSTANDING TO EMBODIMENT: A WORKSHOP FOR GRADUATES OF GESTALT TRAINING

Faculty: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, GPCC, BCC, Daniel Jones, PhD
DATE: July 22-23, 2016
TIME: Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm
      Saturday, 9:30am-6:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 13 Instructional hours

Integrating and embodying Gestalt principles are ongoing processes for Gestalt practitioners that continue well beyond graduation from a training program. If you are interested in deepening your understanding of key Gestalt principles, clarifying how those principles are utilized by Gestalt practitioners, and accelerating your own integration and embodiment of the principles, you will find this workshop valuable to your further development.
GIC OFFICE: 216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

POWER IN HELPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON SUPERVISORY PROCESSES

Faculty: Ansel Woldt, EdD, LP, LPCC-S, Logan Lamprecht, PhD
DATE: July 29, 2016
TIME: Friday, 3:30pm-10:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6 Instructional hours (5 Supervision, 1 Ethics)

This workshop is designed to discuss the powers that play out in supervisory, pedagogical and clinical relationships. Our approach provides learning opportunities for new and seasoned supervisors and supervisees and other clinical relationships. Utilizing experiential activities, we will explore influences of the legal and ethical standards of our professional associations with power differentials in the helping relationships. Participants will learn the six "power in relationships models" and how they serve as supports and barriers to growth for supervisors and supervisees, counselors and clients, etc. The major types of power will be discussed; namely, expert power, legitimate power, coercive power, reward power, referent power and manipulative power.

GIC OFFICE: 216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

EMBODIED MASCULINITY: INTEGRATING OUR WARRIOR, DANCER AND POET

Faculty: Michael Clemmens, PhD, Daniel Goldstein, MSW, LCSW, Michael Fox,PsyD
DATE: July 29-31, 2016
TIME: Friday, 4:00pm-10:00pm
      Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm
      Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 14.5 Instructional hours

Living out cultural expectations of what it means to "be a man" can be confusing and limiting at times. Years of conditioning have led to many of us struggling with experiencing our feelings and expressing ourselves authentically. Cultural imperatives to be stoic and strong but also open and soft can feel at odds.  In this three-day experiential workshop, we will explore the patterns with which we embody our masculinity and ways this both supports and limits us in our lives and relationships.

GIC OFFICE:  216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org



EMBODYING YOUR LOVE:
EXPLORATIONS IN INTIMACY FOR COUPLES

Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD and Alan Kishbaugh
 
ESALEN INSTITUTE, BIG SUR, CA

SUNDAY, JULY 17 to FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
 
26 CE credits for health professionals (APA,LCSW, MFT, AASECT) 

While this workshop is primarily experiential, any health professionals attending will gain skills relevant to clinical practice and earn 26 CE credits.

This 5-day residential workshop emphasizes the body-based communications, experiences and skills that deepen intimacy and expand loving pleasures between mates. We see how exploring pleasure is as much a teacher and a healing as working through pain.

Through discussion, embodied Gestalt processing, and present-centered structured exercises we explore three levels of intimacy: emotional, physical, and sexual:

* Emotional intimacy: presence; breath awareness; self-attunement; connection. 
* Physical intimacy: presence; interactive attunement; embodied empathy; affection.
* Sexual intimacy: presence;“relaxed-excitement;" the spectrum of erotic pleasures.

For more info, please visit:
http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-couples

To register see:  http://www.esalen.org/workshop/week-july-17-22/embodying-your-love-explorations-intimacy-couples


NEW YORK CITY:
EMBODIED INTIMACY, EMOTIONAL CLOSENESS, AND EROTIC PLEASURES:
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-RESLATIONAL INTEGRATION OFCOUPLES & SEX THERAPY

Stella Resnick, PhD

OCTOBER 14, 2016

FRIDAY EVENING PRESENTATION, 6:30-8:30 pm
THE PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY STUDY CENTER

This talk looks at five essential qualities of an embodied intimacy for couples that fosters healing early developmental wounds, enhancing or restoring loving connection, and energizing erotic playfulness. These are: Presence, body-based empathy, emotional attunement, self and interactive down-regulating stress, and self and interactive up-regulating aliveness.
   
The presentation offers an experiential demonstration of body-based Gestalt methods and how they can be utilized with couples on relational and sexual issues to repair injuries, reactivate developmental growth, and broaden each partner’s capacity to enjoy pleasure.

For more information and reservations, contact: bbermanpsych@nyc.rr.com


THE FULL-SPECTRUM THERAPIST TRAINING, FST LEVEL TWO

A Neurobiological-Relational-Embodied Gestalt Training
Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy

With Stella Resnick, PhD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Friday and Saturday, November 11 -12, 2016
10 am to 6 pm each day

This two-day second-level workshop is open to all therapists who have taken a prior FST training with me.

This seminar offers development of the right brain, present-centered, body-based processing skills for the FST five-spectrum approach to relational and sexual concerns. Some of the areas covered are:

* A process assessment of the interplay between internal working models of attachment and of sexuality.

* Re-experiencing the interrupted emotional response cycles of the past that underlie chronic emotions of shame, anxiety, resentment, and grief.

* Advanced practice of intuitive right brain, breath and body-based skills for experiential Gestalt processing of relationship and sexual concerns.

For more information and to apply for this training:
Please visit: http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-professionals

Email: stella@drstellaresnick.com

Or call: (310) 855-7565

Stella Resnick, PhD
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 260
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 855-7565
http://www.drstellaresnick.com


EDINBURGH GESTALT INSTITUTE

Address: 51 Lothian Road, EDINBURGH, EH1 2DJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 228 3841
Website: http://www.egi.uk.com
Email: info@egi.uk.com

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Power and connection  with Kirsteen Greenholm

Experiencing power as flowing from and through relational connection can enhance our vitality, confidence, humility, authenticity and effectiveness. It can facilitate a deeper respect for others and for co-created emergent change.  With an integrated embodied awareness of power dynamics in the therapeutic relationship, we can work more potently, respectfully and ethically.  This workshop will support therapists to bring power processes further into their awareness.  We will explore how therapist and client experiences of power are mutually influenced through co-transference, societal/cultural influences and the therapeutic task/contact.  This mainly experiential workshop is suitable for therapists and trainees from all modalities.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 27-28 August 2016.
Time: 9:30am-5pm.
Cost: £225 including a non-refundable deposit of £95.

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Sex and the therapeutic relationship with Carole Ashton

In this workshop we will begin to address the barriers which many therapists have about speaking sexually with clients.  This difficulty reflects a cultural norm present in many psychotherapy organisations and trainings.  Much of our work will be exploring the interrelationship between lust and love (Resnick, S. 2012). Careful attention will be paid to the personal and relational implications of our exploration, which will be mostly experiential with some educational components.  We will consider the challenges associated with sexual feelings within the therapeutic relationship, and managing the relevant relational and ethical implications.  From a field perspective, the opportunity to consider the cultural influences of religion on sexual attitudes will link to an exploration of the collective shadow of male and female sexuality.
This workshop is open to Gestalt therapists and trainees.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 7-8 May 2016.
Time: 9:30am-5pm.
Cost: £225 including a non-refundable deposit of £95.

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Introduction to Gestalt with EGI faculty

This course is an introduction to Gestalt psychotherapy and runs twice in the year.  We will explore key Gestalt perspectives on human distress, healing, growth and change. This course is especially suitable if you, are curious about what contemporary Gestalt may offer you in your life, want to deepen your awareness and understanding of yourself, others and relationships, want to build your authenticity, resilience and skill in working and being with people, are interested in learning practical and flexible theory and philosophy that will support you personally and professionally, have excitement or curiosity about counselling or psychotherapy, are considering training, therapy or supervision at EGI and would like to experience our approach. Gestalt has its roots in existentialism, phenomenology, spiritual traditions, psychoanalysis, dance, psychodrama and social change movements. From this synthesis come powerful, compassionate, lively and creative ways of working with emotional, intellectual, body and spiritual processes. We will introduce the fundamentals of Gestalt by integrating theoretical discussion and experiential exercises.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 10-11 September 2016
Cost: £225 including a non-refundable deposit of £95

Practitioners workshop: Radical relating with Frank-M. Staemmler

Coming from a radical, relational perspective, Frank will illuminate the empathic processes involved in the mutual understanding required for therapists and their clients to fully comprehend each other. This will be an experiential workshop, supporting therapists to learn and consolidate relational embodied ways of being with and understanding their clients, with Frank also presenting theoretical concepts drawn from his rich knowledge and skills base

Dates: Monday 12- Tuesday 13 September 2016
Cost: £295 including a non-refundable deposit of £95

Trainers and supervisors workshop: Creativity and Techniques in Gestalt Therapy with Frank-M. Staemmler

In this workshop, senior practitioners will have a space to examine their understanding of techniques and creativity in Gestalt psychotherapy with a relational approach emphasised as a means of making experimentation more sophisticated.

Dates: Thursday 15- Friday 16 September 2016
Cost: £275 including a non-refundable deposit of £95


Please email info@egi.uk.com for more information about any of the above or visit http://www.egi.co.uk for our full programme.



GESTALT THERAPY APPROACH TO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND CONTEMPORARY DISTURBANCES

TWO YEARS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Italy (Rome, Venice, Syracuse) 2016 - 2018

Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy

As Gestalt therapists, how can we approach psychopathology and diagnosis?
How our theory opens new horizons on human suffering and contemporary disturbances?
How the understanding of clinical issues is enhanced by our radical contact-boundary perspective?
How this changes our daily practice in supporting people who suffer?
This International Training offers the possibility to explore main clinical issues throughout the Gestalt therapy theory and to find new keys to understand and support specific kinds of suffering. This exploration will provide a paradigmatic method in approaching psychopathology and diagnosis and connecting them to the clinical practice and to the wider social field.

Scientific Director:
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

Program Coordinator:
Gianni Francesetti

Trainers:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, C. Vazquez Bandin, J.-M. Robine, G. Francesetti

Main topics:

1.    M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti
        Rome, November, 16-20, 2016
•    Gestalt therapy approach to psychopathology and diagnosis (I).
•    “Personality disorders” as creatively adjusted Gestalten (I): narcissistic experience.
•    Gestalt therapy approach to psychopathology and diagnosis (II).
•    Anxiety and emergent Gestalten (I): panic disorder and phobias.

2.    M. Spagnuolo Lobb, J.-M. Robine
        Rome, March, 22-26, 2017
•    “Personality disorders” as creatively adjusted Gestalten (II): borderline experience.
•    “Identity difficulties” as field emergent Gestalten: psychotic experience.
•    Anxiety, shame and their Gestalten.

3.    C. Vazquez Bandin, G. Francesetti
        Venice, November, 15-19, 2017
•    Losses, trauma and their Gestalten.
•    Depressive experience and its Gestalten.

4.    M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti
        Syracuse, March, 14-18, 2018
•    When the body is the emergent dysfunction: experiences of dependency, anorexia, bulimia and other forms of eating disorders.
•    Anxiety and emergent Gestalten (II): obsessive and compulsive experience.
•    Psychosomatic disturbances.


Location: Italy - Rome(1st and 2nd seminars), Venice (3rd seminar), Syracuse (4th seminar).

Language: English.

Year schedule: Two 5 days seminars per year (from Wednesday to Sunday).

Cost: euro 700 per seminar (board and lodging excluded); euro 550 per seminar for the first five places for colleagues coming from Eastern European Countries (board and lodging excluded).

Participants: Maximum 30 people, previous training in Gestalt therapy and a minimum of clinical experience are required.

Accommodation: Information on different categories of accommodation in the area where the training will take place (the historical centres of Rome, Venice and Syracuse) will be provided.

Dates: November 16-20, 2016; March 22-26, 2017; November 15-19, 2017; March 14-18, 2018.

Information and registration:
http://www.gestalt.it/trainings
info@gestalt.it
Registration implies the participation and payment of the four seminars. Those participants who cannot participate in one or more seminars, will have to pay anyway, and will be admitted to participate to the same seminar(s) of the next edition.


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MASTER BIENNALE IN PSICOPATOLOGIA GESTALTICA E FENOMENOLOGICA

Torino, 2015 - 2016

Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy

Il Master costituisce una formazione alla psicopatologia e alla clinica secondo una prospettiva gestaltica e fenomenologica.
L’intento è di offrire la ricchezza di questi orizzonti di comprensione della sofferenza e della cura a quanti già formati alla psicoterapia o psichiatria che vogliano ampliare le proprie competenze psicopatologiche e cliniche.
I temi sono affrontati sia da un punto di vista teorico che pragmatico, offrendo un orientamento alla comprensione del disagio e ai percorsi di trattamento psicoterapeutico.
Nel suo cuore teorico, la prospettiva gestaltica e fenomenologica guarda alla psicopatologia come sofferenza co-creata, risultato di un adattamento creativo in condizioni difficili, emergente nel soggetto ma espressione di un campo relazionale sofferente, mai totalmente afferrabile né capace di esaurire le potenzialità della persona. Una sofferenza che cerca nella relazione di cura la possibilità di una trasformazione estetica.
Questi principi teorici, che si radicano nella tradizione della teoria gestaltica e della psichiatria fenomenologica, trovano fondamento in un terreno etico che va oltre la psicopatologia. Questi valori sono infatti patrimonio di tutti coloro che mettono al centro del loro operare la dignità, l’unicità e l’irriducibilità di ogni persona. Si tratta di una posizione che oltre ai risvolti clinici e terapeutici su cui è focalizzato il master, ha un valore di critica e di proposta di
cambiamento del convivere sociale, di risveglio dall’anestesia sensoriale e relazionale che caratterizza il nostro tempo.

Direttore del corso:
Gianni Francesetti

Direttore scientifico:
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

Relazioni Magistrali:
Eugenio Borgna, Piero Cavaleri, Peppe Dell'Acqua, Umberto Galimberti, Griffero Tonino, Giuseppe Limone

Didattica Clinica:
Elisabetta Conte, Gianni Francesetti, Michela Gecele, Carla Martinetto, Maria Mione, Jean-Marie Robine, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Carmen Vázquez Bandín

Programma:

1° seminario (4 - 8 Febbraio 2015)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
U. Galimberti - Fondazioni epistemologiche e filosofiche della psicopatologia.
Le figure cliniche:
G. Francesetti, M. Spagnuolo Lobb - Fondamenti di psicopatologia gestaltica e fenomenologica; Disturbi emergenti e rapporto psicopatologia/società; La sofferenza narcisistica; Esperienze di panico, attacchi di panico e disturbo di panico.

2° seminario (10 - 14 Giugno 2015)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
E. Borgna - Storia e nodi problematici della psicopatologia.
Le figure cliniche:
J.-M. Robine, G. Francesetti - Esperienze ansiose; La vergogna; Esperienze fobiche; Esperienze ossessivo-compulsive.

3° seminario (21 - 25 Ottobre 2015)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
P. Dell’Acqua - Le psicosi: percorsi di deistituzionalizzazione e esperienze di cura dalla legge 180 ad oggi.
Le figure cliniche:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, C. Martinetto - Esperienze schizofreniche e altre esperienze psicotiche; Setting psicoterapeutici e di comunità; Le comunità e altri contesti di cura istituzionali.

4° seminario (3 - 7 Febbraio 2016)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
T. Griffero - La Neofenomenologia.
Le figure cliniche:
G. Francesetti, M. Gecele - Esperienze depressive e melancoliche; Esperienze maniacali.

5° seminario (8 - 12 Giugno 2016)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
G. Limone - La fondazione relazionale della persona.
Le figure cliniche:
E. Conte, M. Mione, C. Vazquez Bandin - Esperienze anoressiche e bulimiche; Il trauma; I disturbi psicosomatici.

6° seminario (26 - 30 Ottobre 2016)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
P. Cavaleri - Evoluzione della teoria fenomenologica e gestaltica nel dialogo con le neuroscienze.
Le figure cliniche:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti - La sofferenza borderline; La sofferenza isterica; La psicopatologia e psicopatia ‘normale’ (adattata al
contesto).
Conclusione del corso:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti - Assimilazione e integrazione del percorso.

Sede: Torino, Centro Studi Sereno Regis, Via Garibaldi, 13.

Calendario: Tre seminari da 5 giorni ciascuno all'anno (dal mercoledì alla domenica). E' possibile partecipare ai singoli seminari.

Costi e frequenza: Il costo annuo è di 1950 Euro (pagabili in due rate). La frequenza è obbligatoria, è possibile recuperare le assenze in successive edizioni del Master.

Destinatari: Il Master è rivolto a psichiatri e psicoterapeuti formati in qualsiasi indirizzo: il percorso offre una competenza relazionale per comprendere e curare la sofferenza che si integra con i paradigmi già acquisiti.

Attestato e crediti ECM: Alla fine del corso, previo superamento dell’esame finale, verrà rilasciato l’attestato di partecipazione al “Master in Psicopatologia Gestaltica e Fenomenologica”.
Sono previsti crediti ECM, vedi sito.

Date: 4 - 8 Febbraio 2015; 10 - 14 Giugno 2015; 21 - 25 Ottobre 2015; 3 - 7 Febbraio 2016; 8 - 12 Giugno 2016; 26 - 30 Ottobre 2016.

Informazioni e iscrizioni:
http://www.gestalt.it



HYPNOTHERAPY COURSES WITH A GESTALT EMPHASIS

The Hypnotherapy Training Institute is offering two more hypnotherapy certification trainings in 2016. These comprehensive programs have a special emphasis on the integration of Gestalt and hypnotic modalities. They are experientially oriented, including demonstrations, group processes and supervised practice. The additional access to the subconscious mind via the skillful, sensitive use of a wide range of hypnotic methods can create powerful synergies with Gestalt. In fact, many Gestalt methods tend to be hypnotic, which is one of the reasons Gestalt can be so effective.

The classes meet near San Francisco, California at the lovely Corte Madera Inn, ten minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. They are designed for experienced and prospective counseling and health professionals from around the world.
The accelerated program begins August 6 and is four consecutive levels of 50 hours per week. These classes draw students from many states and countries each semester. HTI's program on weekends is designed for northern Californians and is series of full day meetings on most Saturdays and some Sundays, June 25 through September 18. Just a portion of either program may be taken at a time. There are special workshops within each training, including Hypnotic Gestalt Dreamwork. The trainings can fill well in advance, so early registration is highly recommended.

Celebrating 38 years in the field, the Hypnotherapy Training Institute is approved by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and for various CEUs for professionals, including MFTs, social workers and nurses.

HTI's founder and primary instructor is Randal Churchill, author of three teaching texts for professionals. His classic Regression Hypnotherapy (now newly updated in a 2nd Edition) is primarily about the integration of age regression and Gestalt, as is the companion volume, Catharsis in Regression Hypnotherapy, which has received an extraordinary review from Robert Hall MD, former associate of Fritz Perls. Churchill's award-winning text, Become the Dream: The Transforming Power of Hypnotic Dreamwork, is about the integration of Gestalt dreamwork and hypnotherapy. Information about the three books is featured at http://www.transformingpress.com.
Cheryl Canfield teaches substantial portions of each program. Her book Profound Healing has received rave reviews from Joseph Chilton Pearce, Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss and Gerald Jampolsky.
Details about HTI's programs are at our website, http://www.hypnotherapy.com and in our free Course Brochure, which can be downloaded at the website or obtained by emailing welcome@hypnotherapy.com or calling 1-800-256-6448 toll-free (within the USA, Canada and Caribbean countries) or +1-707-579-9023 (International calls).



THE OPENMIND TRAINING INSTITUTE OFFERINGS with Ronald Alexander, PhD
(http://www.openmindtraininginstitute.com)
 
MIND, MOOD & HAPPINESS: TRANSFORMING THE SELF - Big Sur, CA
 
Esalen Institute
 
Dates: Fri. to Sun., May 27 to 29, 2016

For further information and to register go to http://www.esalen.org/workshop/weekend-may-27-29/mind-mood-and-happiness-transforming-self%C2%A0 or call 888-837-2536
 
Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, and learned optimism confirm that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. Using techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, Gestalt  Therapy and - Somatic Healing Therapies, participants will be taught skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, regulate mind/body states, develop trust with the unconscious, and explore inner resources for activating creativity, vitality, and well-being.

MIND, MOOD & HAPPINESS: TRANSFORMING THE SELF - New York, NY

New York Open Center

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

For further information and to register go to http://www.opencenter.org or call (212) 219-2527

Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, and learned optimism confirm that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. Using techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, Gestalt  Therapy and - Somatic Healing Therapies, participants will be taught skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, regulate mind/body states, develop trust with the unconscious, and explore inner resources for activating creativity, vitality, and well-being.



RELATIONAL CHANGE

Relational Change promotes a relational approach in all walks of life. Together with our associates and affiliated centres in the UK and Europe, we aim to deliver value to people, groups and communities in the areas of organisational development, community building, coaching and psychotherapy.  Our wide range of training opportunities and events are listed in full here: http://www.relationalchange.org/training-events.html 

SUPERVISION - A RELATIONAL CHANGE PROCESS: POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

This course is suitable for mental health and organisational practitioners, coaches, mediators, and others in the helping professions, wishing to be accredited to supervise others, and is based upon our new model of a relational approach to supervision and supervisory practice. Diploma track also available.
Date: Starts September 8th – 10th | Venue: Kingston-upon-Thames, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/Flyer_Relational%20Supervision_v6.pdf 
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org 

THE WELL GROUNDED THERAPIST: WEEKEND RETREAT

Caring for yourself is absolutely vital in therapeutic practice. The needs of our clients, the material we work with, and the pressure on our time can pull therapists out of shape, and we absorb negative energies in our work.  In this quiet place, we will explore inner and outer landscapes to restore connections with ourselves, with others and with the wider environment.
Date: June 10th – 12th | Venue: Hereford, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-TheWellGroundedTherapist_Flyer.pdf
Contact: Miriam Taylor miriamt@relationalchange.org
 
GESTALT GROUP DYNAMICS: CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Understanding the dynamics of groups and the exchanges between people in groups is essential for practitioners who work within organisations. This is an experiential programme for advancing your practice as a coach, facilitator and organisational developer, enabling you to build your capability to work in highly ambiguous and uncertain environments. This Singapore based certificate level training is facilitated by David Lines and awarded by Relational Change.
Date: Starts September 12th - 14th | Venue: Singapore
Details: http://www.davidlinesassociates.com/2016/03/15/certificate-in-advanced-professional-practice-gestalt-group-dynamics-201617/
Contact: David Lines david.lines@me.com

RELATIONAL CHANGE GATHERING 2016: PRESENCE, PASSION AND PURPOSE

What does it mean to be present to our lives, passionate in how we engage and connected to our purpose in the world?  Facilitated by Relational Change founders Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan, this low cost event will explore the interlinking of presence, passion and purpose from an individual perspective and also from an organisational or community lens. Suitable for anyone interested in the Relational Change principles.
Date: October 19th | Venue: London
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-Gathering2016-Flyer.pdf
Contact: Sue Gammons sueg@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL GESTALT (PHASE TWO): PEER LEARNING AND APPLCATIONS GROUP

Individuals must have at least one year of Gestalt in Organisations training prior to joining the Peer Learning and Applications Group.  This is Phase Two of our Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG) programme, an holistic and practical approach to facilitating organisational and individual change.  It is suitable for coaches, consultants, facilitators, leaders/managers, OD and HR professionals, psychotherapists and counsellors.
Date: Starts November 9th - 12th | Venue: Esher, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/rog-training.html
Contact: Marie-Anne Chidiac mac@relationalchange.org



Accessing Emotions - Changing Character:  And Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy and Contemporary Reichian Therapy
               
Scot Nichols, MA, Daniel Schiff, PhD, and Mitch Singer, MA, LMHC.
May 21, 2016 – Seattle, WA
 
In early to mid 1930’s psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich introduced the idea that character structure and emotional defenses are not just psychic in nature but rather involved the whole organism – one’s whole being.  In doing so he planted the seeds that evolved into today’s developing somatic psychotherapies, with contemporary Reichian therapy being its most direct offshoot. In this workshop, through lecture/discussion, clinical demonstration and case presentation, we will explore the field of somatic psychotherapy as a whole and the theory and technique of contemporary Reichian therapy in particular, and address the process via which somatic psychotherapies help access emotions and promote character change.

Presentations:

The field of somatic psychotherapy – Scot Nichols, MA
Basic principles of Contemporary Reichian Therapy – Daniel Schiff, PhD
Contemporary Reichian Therapy Clinical Demonstration  – Daniel Schiff, PhD
Contemporary Reichian Therapy Case Presentation - Mitch Singer MA, LMHC
Questions/Discussion

Location:  Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center. 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
Date:  Saturday May 21, 2016
Fee:  $135.  Student rate: $100.  Pre-registration required.
Further Information/Registration:  Contact Daniel Schiff, PhD at dschiff@dschiffphd.com or check on his website http://www.dschiffphd.com

 Presenters:

Scot Nichols, MA:  Certified Counselor in private practice in Bellingham, Washington.  Associate Professor Somatic Psychology at Fairhave College, Western Washington University.

Daniel Schiff, PhD:  Psychologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon.  Lead trainer Contemporary Reichian Therapy training program. Adjunct professor Lewis and Clark College.

Mitch Singer, MA, LPC: Therapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington.  Trainer Contemporary Reichian Therapy training program.



UKAGP STUDENT COMMUNITY DAY
LONDON: 4th June 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:30pm
VENUE: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Website: http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/trainee-day-2016/

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 6.5 HOURS

Configuring your tribal group, and awareness of belonging is an essential part  of Gestalt Therapy Training. UKAGP are hosting a series of student days in different locations in the UK to  provide a space for those in the midst of their training. UKAGP are providing a space for all Gestalt Therapy students, at any stage of  their journey, to meet, seek support and engage with each other. At only £10 for the day, the UKAGP Student Community Day is a new and  unique opportunity to build associations amongst the current UK Gestalt
student community.

This Experiential Exploration will help you:
*    Build peer support
*    Build an inter – training organisation network
*    Develop subject interest sub – groups
*    Gain clarity on training ‘rites of passage’
*    Meet students at all levels of training to understand the path ahead
Tickets:   http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/trainee-day-2016/
UKAGP Student  members: £10
Further Information
How to get there, link to page http://www.studysociety.org/contactus.html  ?

UKAGP "BEING IN COMMUNITY DAY" and AGM

LONDON: 5th June 2016 - 10:00 am to 4:30pm
VENUE: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Website:  http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/community-day-and-agm/

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 6.5 HOURS

Following up on the theme of 'Exploring our Engagement' within the Gestalt Community, we invite all Gestaltists and Humanistic Counsellors, Therapists and Students to engage in this opportunity of emergent meeting as an exciting contrast to our previously more structured conference days.

Our aim is to offer a space where to meet creatively, share ideas and let the emergent take shape. Join us in this experiment of no speakers and no agenda other than to hear the different voices in the Community and to explore the experience of being together as a large group.

There is limited capacity for this event so please make your booking early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets:  http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/community-day-and-agm/

UKAGP Trainee Members - £20
UKAGP Full/ Associate Members -£25
Non-members -£40

Further Information
How to get there, link to page http://www.studysociety.org/contactus.html 


 
INVITATION to a Gathering of practitioners to investigate “Future Sense”, with Malcolm Parlett and Neil Harris
AN ACTIVISM OF BEING ALIVE
17-19 June 2016

Malcolm’s book, FUTURE SENSE: Five Explorations of Whole Intelligence for a World That’s Waking Up has been described by Gordon Wheeler as ‘A book we have been waiting for’, offering ‘a new perspective, new connections of ideas, and renewed hope for our human future’. It presents both an opportunity and challenge for all psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, organisational consultants and other ‘people professionals’ who recognise the need to review their working lives in the face of momentous global changes and a background of uncertainty and confused values that affects their clients’ lives and priorities. In essence, Future Sense is describing a form of activism inspired by Paul Goodman. It’s a logical extension of field theory, and an integration of personal, political and spiritual dimensions.

This unique Gathering of professionals – will take the form of a shared residential weekend in a country house setting, with time for reflection, critical analysis, and discussion of Future Sense, along with some intensive experiencing of the five explorations featured in the book, and how these can be accommodated in one’s practice.

Although there will be a Gestalt orientation to the weekend, professionals from other humanistic, transpersonal, or existential traditions are also very welcome, and will not be disadvantaged.

The Gathering will be held 17 - 19 June, 2016 at Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire, HR1 4UA, UK.

Malcolm writes: “It's an opportunity to take part in a special event and be in at the beginning of a project that’s already growing out of the book I have written…” To apply, please email Hilary Hosier at hilarychip@gmail.com with a short statement of your interest in attending the Gathering. Further details
http://www.fiveexplorations.com



GESTALT CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

GO TO HTTP://WWW.GESTALTOSD.ORG FOR REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION ON ALL AVAILABLE OFFERINGS

Come join our leaders John D. Carter, PhD and Monika K. Moss-Gransberry, MFA for our INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT WORKSHOP in Cleveland, OHIO on June 8-10, 2016. This workshop is for individuals who want to enhance their self-awareness. Introduction to Gestalt Workshops fulfill the workshop requirements for all OSD training program applicants. Go to http://www.gestaltosd.org to register. We encourage early enrollment.



NYC - UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE GESTALT CENTER:

GESTALT APPROACH TO WORKING WITH PAIN / Presenter: Gail Feinstein, LCSW

In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will create, develop and cultivate a relationship with pain, whether chronic or short term.  We will learn the connection between chronic pain and anxiety, stress and depression.  We will explore how to transform our lives from just living and managing the pain, to a life of thriving.  In a culture where there is minimal understanding and very little tolerance for pain, the relational sensibility of Gestalt teaches us to approach the pain with interest and kindness, developing a relationship with the physical sensations we call "pain".  Through skills and practices that include relational mindfulness of breathing, touch, movement and more, as practitioners, we will shift our attitude toward and learn how to embrace our own pain and how to work with our client's pain.
           
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10am-5pm  Fee: $100 / Continuing Education Hours (for LMSW's and LCSW's): 6

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training at 37 E 28th St, Suite 408, New York, NY 10016 - Phone: 212-387-9429 - Email: gestalt@gestaltnyc.org 

GESTALT THERAPY WITH COUPLES / Presenter: Marla Silverman, Ph.D.
    
Using a Gestalt approach, this workshop will help you understand: (1) your role as a couples therapist; (2) how to view the system each couple creates; (3) how to work with the couple as a system rather than individually focused therapy; (4) how to balance your interventions so that each person feels seen, heard and respected; and (5) how to enjoy the richness of couples work.  This is both a didactic and experiential workshop.  We will experience couples work through role-play and practice interventions.  Bring a sense of curiosity and play.
           
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11am-2pm - Fee: $50 / Continuing Education Hours (for LMSW's and LCSW's): 3

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training at 37 E 28th St, Suite 408, New York, NY 10016 - Phone: 212-387-9429 - Email: gestalt@gestaltnyc.org 

SUMMER INTENSIVE TRAINING / Presenters: Various Gestalt Center Faculty
            
Join us for a Gestalt training weekend in a beautiful rural setting, learning how to integrate Gestalt theory with practice.  Our summer intensive focuses on experiencing Gestalt therapy as a practitioner.  Students meet in small practicum groups multiple times over the weekend.  In these groups they take the therapist and client roles with each other, practicing live therapy under the direct supervision of a faculty member.  After each session, faculty and students engage in a lively discussion in which they examine the session in terms of Gestalt theory and technique.  Guests will have opportunities to work as client with faculty.

This training retreat is particularly helpful for those considering entrance into our training programs, by exposing them to the aliveness of the Gestalt method and to our training community.  Attendance is limited to individuals who meet the entrance requirements of our Post-Graduate or Licensed Psychoanalytic training programs (but attendance at the retreat by no means commits an individual to enroll in any of our programs.)  A brief interview may be required.

July 17-20, 2016 - (Sunday, Noon through Wednesday, 2pm) / Continuing Education Hours (for LMSW's and LCSW's): 17

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training at 37 E 28th St, Suite 408, New York, NY 10016 - Phone: 212-387-9429 - Email: gestalt@gestaltnyc.org



GESTALT COACHING ASSESSMENT

The Gestalt Coaching Assessment (GCA) provides both internal leaders and external coaches with valuable insights about using Gestalt concepts and behaviors in their coaching sessions. 

The Gestalt Coaching Assessment was published in 2015 by Donna Dennis, PhD, and Emil J. Sadloch, consultants/coaches who use Gestalt approaches in their practices.  Donna is a Professional Associate with the Gestalt International Study Center (GISC) and Emil is a GISC member. Several GISC faculty members reviewed the GCA in its development, and GISC endorses the GCA. 

The Gestalt Coaching Assessment offers coaches an opportunity to assess their own coaching behaviors in light of several key Gestalt concepts strongly based in the Cape Cod Model as taught by GISC.  Gestalt concepts covered in the GCA include:

The Cycle of Experience
Building Contact and a Trusting Relationship
Demonstrating Presence
Utilizing an Optimistic Stance
Building Awareness
Exploring Ideas and Concepts
Exploring the Paradoxical Theory of Change
Identifying Polarities
Attending to Well-Developed/Less Developed in the Client's Behavior
Appreciating Resistance as a Part of Learning
Developing and Doing Experiments that Support Learning
Ending the Session

The Gestalt Coaching Assessment can be a valuable resource to help coaches learn and apply Gestalt concepts and behaviors.  For more information about the GCA, please contact Donna Dennis at donna@leadership-solutions.info (609-737-4217) or Emil J. Sadloch at emil@sadloch.com (215 736-8869).  Contact office@gisc.org to purchase copies of the Gestalt Coaching Assessment.



Meeting the Other/Sensing into the Between

Join Cathy Gray and Carol Swanson for a Gestalt Summer Retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, USAJune 27-July 2, 2016.  Relax into a slower pace of life in old world elegance and drop into the lived experience of contemporary Gestalt therapy and practice.  Our focus is meeting the other in an embodied and dialogic way.  This is an experiential Gestalt group week long retreat with didactic presentations to deepen understanding and ground the experience in Gestalt therapy theory.   30 CE's available for psychologists and social workers. Contact:  Cathy Gray:  cathybgray@gmail.com   Carol Swanson:  Ndakotasue@yahoo.com


 
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Visit the new website for the Gestalt therapy community 

the Gestalt Therapy Network

where you will find discussion boards exploring topics of interest,

an "add-a-link" project where institutes, centers, and individuals can post links to their own web sites -- a continually updated
bibliography of Gestalt resources, and other materials of timely interest