News and Notes

 

July 1, 2016

 

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MARIANNE FRY LECTURE 2016
Saturday Sept 17th 10.30am - 4.30pm, Armada House, Bristol

FEAR, LOVE, AND LEARNING

DR BELINDA HARRIS

Educator and academic, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and ICF Registered Gestalt coach. She received the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000

Belinda will identify how personal experiences of fear, love and learning have informed her understanding of how they are intertwined, and how they are mediated by power relations. Drawing on her experience as a secondary school teacher, psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and academic, she will argue that awareness and understanding of power dynamics is essential for educators, just as much as for psychotherapists. She will examine the human cost of focusing on outcomes and results without sufficient attention to the intrapersonal, interpersonal and group processes and, how systemic fear and the exercise of 'power over' directly affect the embodied experience of teaching and learning. Belinda will also explore how 'relational alchemy' is necessary and how human growth is based on the exercise of 'power-with' and 'power-for'.

With so much attention to performance measures, educators and therapists may find it more difficult to attend to the social-emotional and embodied dimensions of their practice. Belinda will argue that counsellors and psychotherapists can have a significant role in helping to develop robust, relationally attuned learning communities. They can support educators and others to gain deeper awareness and understanding of power relations.

The day: following the morning's lecture and lunch, and the afternoon will be a multi-sensory experiential session to support participants' own growth and learning in relation to fear, power and love.

The cost of the day, including lunch and refreshments is:
£78 full; £66 Earlybird before 30th June;
£50 students and concessions

More information and booking arrangements are at: http://www.mariannefrylectures.co.uk/



New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
P. O. Box 238
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 864 – 8277
Email: info@newyorkgestalt.org
Website: http://www.newyorkgestalt.org

Program Calendar 2016 – 2017
Save the Dates

We are pleased to announce our 2016 – 2017 program of presentations and meetings. Wednesday presentation meetings will go from 8:00pm to 10:30pm and Saturday or Sunday presentation meetings will go from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Location TBA.
All are welcome! Hope you can join us. 

Sun. Oct 16
Naaz Hosseini – Topic: "Voice Attunement and the Change Process"

Sat. Dec 3
Michael Vincent Miller/Ruella Frank – Topic: Kinetic Resonance and the Reflexive Self

Sat. Jan 14
Andy Lapides – Topic: “Older Adults: Aging Boom to Come”

Sun. Feb 12
Kachina Myers – Topic:  “Charge! How Raising Your Fees Makes You and Your Patients Richer Financially, Emotionally and Spiritually.”

Sat. Mar 12
Susan Gregory/Dan Bloom – Topic: “Unfolding Gestalt Therapy: learning, practicing, teaching, developing.”

Sat. Apr 8
Mark Epstein – Introduction by Michael Vincent Miller

May
Marla Silverman – Topic: “Bringing Couples to Genuine Connection”



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

New York City:
OPEN WORKSHOP: SELF IN MOTION
A radical phenomenological approach to Gestalt theory
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

July 10-13, 2017

As a phenomenological methodology, Gestalt therapy is concerned with an understanding of how we live the situation we are living: how to analyze,  describe and know it. In this training, participants will learn the basic principles of Gestalt therapy theory by investigating the dynamics of movement. In breaking down movement process to its most basic
elements, we will explore ideas of self, creative adjusting, contacting, modalities of contacting, etc. That is, by focusing on MOVING– tactility (touch), kinesthesia (the feel of ourselves moving), and kinetics (movement itself), we will learn the essentials of how we experience ourselves with an other.

For more information and to register contact Centro de Terapia y Psicología,(+34) 91 416 52 70, ctpinforma@centrodeterapiaypsicologia.es, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com



CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE GESTALT PRACTISE - IGP
DENMARK

Post graduate IGP training programme, 2 years. Starting August 25th 2016
IGP combines basic principles from the Gestalt approach with elements of integral theory as outlined in the book:
Integrative Gestalt Practice - Transforming Our Ways Of Working With People by Mikael Sonne & Jan Toennesvang (Karnac Books 2015).
Recommendation of this book:
Erving Polster: "This book lights up Gestalt therapy with its insightful perspective, and integrates a wide range of human experience with the practicality of therapeutic techniques".
Ken Wilber: "A very important but nowadays too-often overlooked psychotherapy system interpreted using a cutting-edge integrative model with novel and important results. Highly recommended".

Further information: mail@mikaelsonne.dk
http://www.gestalt.dk



SELF: A POLYPHONY OF CONTEMPORARY GESTALT THERAPISTS
Jean-Marie ROBINE (ed.)

AUTHORS :
Mônica Alvim Botelho - Dan Bloom - Philip Brownell - Gilles Delisle & Line Girard - Gianni Francesetti - Ruella Frank - Lynne Jacobs - Kenneth Meyer - Michael Vincent Miller - Peter Philippson - Erving Polster - Jean-Marie Robine - Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb - Frank-M. Staemmler - Claudia Baptista Távora - Carmen Vazquez Bandin - Georges Wollants

Sixty-five years after the creation of Gestalt therapy, it seemed useful and interesting to question Gestalt therapy theorists on their understanding and use of this concept of ‘self’, and to invite them to deploy it and clarify the directions in which they may have been able to influence and enrich it.
The authors of these chapters are the major theorists of Gestalt therapy today. Every one has been able to take a refreshing look at this foundational concept. The variety of gateways they chose, the sources to which they return, such as psychoanalysis or pragmatism, to open up new perspectives, the broadening of their scope by bringing in approaches from neighboring disciplines (such as phenomenology, object relations theory, neurosciences, spirituality, aesthetics…) get us closer to the spirit of our founders, who hoped that each of us would appropriate their proposals, far from any idea of orthodoxy or a single-minded approach.
No doubt that this essential book will enrich our common ground and contribute to an international common dynamics.
388 pages
English edition: 40 € (+postage)
e-book (Amazon): 30 €

also available in French, Spanish, Russian, Italian
Special discount for Institutes when order > 5 copies
contact : edition@exprimerie.fr
http://www.exprimerie.fr



THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND
               
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.or

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

INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT COACHING
Faculty: Richard Hancock, MA, GPCC, PCC, BCC, Juliann Spoth, MSN, PhD, PCC, GPCC, BCC
DATE: August 5-6, 2016
TIME: Friday:  9:00am-5:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 12 ICF Core Competency CCEs
 
Gestalt concepts and methodology offer a holistic approach to human development that has powerful application in coaching. A Gestalt coach closely attends to how a person organizes her present experience and builds the person's awareness. According to Gestalt Theory, building a client's awareness is primary and must precede formulating action if a person is to achieve functional and sustainable change. This awareness is pivotal to supporting greater choice and range of action.

Come taste Gestalt methodology and explore the Gestalt approach to coaching through experiential learning and dialogue. This two-day workshop introduces key Gestalt coaching theory and methodologies.

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

WORKING WITH PHYSICAL PROCESS (WWPP) PROGRAM
Faculty Co-Chairs: Donna Marie Berwald, MA, LMHC, LMFT, LSW, James I. Kepner, PhD
Faculty will be drawn from: Michael Clemmens, PhD, Richard Hancock, MA, BCC, PCC, GPCC, Ellen Hoffman, MA, PCC, Renee Jennings, LISW, CHt, Arlene L. Luberoff, MA, CCC-SLP, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD
DATE: October 25, 2016 - October 8, 2017
TIME: (See website for full Program schedule)
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 180 Instructional hours

This advanced program is designed to refine and extend a practitioner skills in working with physical processes beyond those developed in basic Gestalt training. The program focuses on developing greater awareness of one's own body experience and its use in relationship, developing a client's body sensation and awareness, working with breath, body structure, movement, developmental movement, and the energetic system of client/facilitator.

Curriculum includes practicum with in vivo supervision, body-oriented personal growth group work, didactic with experiential processes, and skill labs. 

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

COACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Faculty: Chairperson, Juliann Spoth, PhD, PCC, GPCC, BCC, Director of Gestalt Coach Training and Competency Development, Diane Foster, MA, MCC  
Faculty will be drawn from: Ann Attayek Carr, MS, MCC, GPCC, H. Timothy Ewing, PhD, BA, M.I.I.M., Rick Hancock, MA, PCC, GPCC, BCC, Melissa Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC, BCC, Linda Koenig, MA, GPCC, Jacqueline McLemore, PhD, GPCC, BCC, Juliann Spoth, PhD, PCC, GPCC, BCC, Patricia A. Bright, MA, GPCC, PCC, BCC, Roderick Allen, MSOD, GPHR, PCC, and others. 
DATE: November 7, 2016 - May 20, 2017
TIME: (See website for full Program schedule)
COACH SPECIFIC TRAINING HOURS: 132
  
Based on the Gestalt Coaching Stance unique to the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, the Program is dedicated to increasing awareness of your coaching presence and its impact, while deepening your coaching knowledge and skills. Application of International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies is an integral part of the Program.  Whether you are new to coaching or are an experienced practitioner, the Coach Certification Program is an opportunity to discover and enhance your use of self and coaching skills.

The Program is accredited by ICF (ACTP) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). Upon successful completion of the Program, you are eligible to apply to ICF for certification and to CCE to become a Board Certified Coach. A Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC) certification is immediately conferred upon successfully completing the Program.

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



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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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

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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 INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER (GISC) - WELLFLEET, CAPE COD, MA
http://www.gisc.org

GISC PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR THERAPISTS, COACHES, CONSULTANTS, AND LEADERS
Held in Wellfleet, MA, on Cape Cod unless otherwise indicated


CAPE COD TRAINING PROGRAM - EUROPE:
DEVELOP PRESENCE, INSIGHT AND SKILLS FOR HIGH-IMPACT INTERVENTIONS WITH THE CAPE COD MODEL - UK
Meets November 2-9, 2016 and March 29-April 5, 2017, Hertfordshire, UK
Faculty:  Carol Brockmon, LCSW, and Joseph Melnick, PhD (director), and other CCTP faculty
85 CE Hours:  APA, ICF-certified for 85 Core Competency CEU's.

The Cape Cod Training Program (CCTP) offers the opportunity to change the way you see human behavior, human connections and human potential in the workplace and in everyday life. Learn the Cape Cod Model, a dynamic and highly effective in-the-moment micro-intervention technique that enables you to have greater impact working one-on-one, in groups, and in organizational settings.

You will learn to be more effective and create positive change in all areas of life through applying these basic principles and practices. The Cape Cod Training Program has been taught around the world and on Cape Cod for over 30 years. In that time, GISC has expanded application of basic Gestalt principles from couples and families to family businesses, groups and organizations.  Cape Cod Training Program is open to coaches and consultants as well as psychotherapists, counselors, leaders and other professionals. The program is designed to provide maximum opportunities to practice the model.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CCTPEurope.php


A COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR COACH CERTIFICATION:
SKILLS FOR HIGH-IMPACT COACHING
Begins October 27, 2016 (Program meets for three 5-day sessions beginning October, January, April)
This ICF-Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) prepares candidates for coaching careers, enhances skill level of new and experienced coaches, and leads to GISC Coach Certification.  Our program develops awareness, competence, and presence uniquely in each practitioner, providing rigorous training in a supportive learning environment.  Qualified graduates will be prepared to apply for their ICF credential upon completion of the program. 
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CoachCertification.php


VISUAL LEADERSHIP: A PROGRAM IN GRAPHIC FACILITATION
August 11-13, 2016
Faculty: Nora Herting, MFA, Sky Freyss-Cole, and Gwynne Guzzeau, MS, JD
CE Hours: 20
Graphic facilitation is a visual leadership tool that promotes engagement, builds awareness and creates alignment among team members.  This is a beginner course in graphic facilitation and Gestalt leadership concepts. Work with expert facilitators from Image Think and our GISC faculty to learn how you can use visual tools to energize meetings and improve your skills managing differences on teams.
http://www.gisc.org/leaders/programs/visualleadership.php


INTRODUCTION TO THE CAPE COD MODEL OF CHANGE
September 29-30, 2016
Faculty drawn from: Carol Brockmon, LCSW, Sharona Halpern, LMHC, Joseph Melnick, PhD, Spencer Melnick, LCSW, Nancy Rutowski, LCSW, PCC, and Stuart Simon, LCSW, PCC
CE Hours: 14 - APA, ICF
Spend two days to explore the Cape Cod Model, a profoundly optimistic approach to perceiving the behaviors of individuals and groups and providing feedback in order to rapidly facilitate learning and growth. For therapists, consultants, and coaches.


EXECUTIVE PERSONALITY DYNAMICS FOR COACHES
October 23-26, 2016
Faculty: Awilda M. Borres, MS, PCC and Mark Magerman, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Increase your coaching effectiveness through a necessary understand of different personality dynamics and learn techniques of how to recognize and coach each more successfully. Learn how these behavior patterns can manifest differently in executives and how they both support and limit the individual's role.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/ExecPersDynCoaches_PrTr.php


WORKING WITH THE BODY IN MIND: EMBODIED PRESENCE IN PRACTICE - November 3-5, 2016
Faculty: Archie Roberts, MA and Ann Carr, MS, MCC, GPCC
CE Hours: 19, APA, ICF
This workshop will allow participants to understand and work with their embodied presence in new ways and to track their moment-to-moment physical awareness with growing precision. Using these foundations, participants will begin to build fundamental body-oriented observation and intervention skills.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/WorkBodyinMind.php


ENHANCING YOUR SKILLS AS AN INTERVENER: A WEEKEND WORKSHOP FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS, COACHES, AND CONSULTANTS
November 10-13, 2016
Faculty drawn from:  Sharona Halpern, LMHC, and Stuart Simon, LICSW
CE Hours: 24 APA
Revitalize your passion and excitement for your practice in this weekend workshop.  In a supportive community we will work to further develop your ability to pay attention to yourself, your client, and the relationship between you. Psychotherapists, coaches, consultants, and leaders will all find value in this program.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/EnhancingTherapeuticSkills.php



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:

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE GROUP FACILITATION – Friday 9 September 2016

GROUP FACILITATION TRAINING INTENSIVE - 10-Week Format – Friday mornings 9.30am to 1.30pm from 7 October to 16 December 2016 and including 10am to 5pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016.

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

UNDERSTANDING GROUP DYNAMICS - Thursday 18 & Friday 19 May 2017

WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS PROGRAMME– led by Jon Blend MA Dip Child. Jon has thirty years’ experience of working with children, adolescents and families in various mental health settings. He is guest tutor with the Violet Oaklander Foundation (http://www.vsof.org) . Jon’s chapter, on adolescent trauma, appears in Relational Child, Relational Brain, (2011), Harris and Lee (eds).  A Certificate award is made to those who successfully submit a piece of written work for assessment at the end of the training.

THE DRAMA OF BEING AN ADOLESCENT, 2 to 5 November 2016

A GESTALT APPROACH TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN, 3 to 7 April 2017

GESTALT IN ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – led by Organisation Consultant and Executive Coach, Tony Fraser, and OD Consultant, Christina Schuierer who between them have over 50 years’ experience working successfully in both the private and public sectors. Tony is co-author of “Gestalt for Manager” and “The Management of Interpersonal Skills Training” and Christina has assisted organisations with economic development and organisational sustainability in more than 50 countries.

CORE CONCEPTS - Friday 30th September & Saturday 1st October 2016 (2 days)

OD IN PRACTICE - 24, 25 & 26 November 2016 plus 23, 24 & 25 February 2017 (6 days)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS:

Weekend only, 10am to 6pm on 12 & 13 November 2016
10-weeks on 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.

You are invited to participate in our five-day Large Group Residential in January 2017 in response to requests from Gestalt practitioners, and others, for us to open this event to the wider professional community.

In this setting you will have a unique opportunity to work in depth with other professionals 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 individual effectiveness in both our personal lives and our professional roles.

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



EMBODIED INTIMACY, EMOTIONAL CLOSENESS and EROTIC PLEASURES: 
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-RELATIONAL INTEGRATION OF COUPLES AND SEX THERAPY

with Stella Resnick, PhD

October 14, 2016

in New York City

at THE PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY STUDY CENTER

FRIDAY EVENING PRESENTATION
6:30-8:30 pm

This talk and demonstration explores five essential qualities of embodied intimacy for couples that nurture healing of 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. In fact, these same qualities are valuable attributes for the intuitive therapist.

During the presentation there will be opportunities to experience how body-based Gestalt methods including breath and visceral perceptiveness can reactivate developmental repair and broaden the capacity for pleasure.
   
For more information and reservations, contact: bbermanpsych@nyc.rr.com


THE FULL-SPECTRUM THERAPIST, FST LEVEL TWO
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-GESTALT TRAINING
INTEGRATING COUPLES AND SEX THERAPY

with Stella Resnick, PhD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA

NOVEMBER 11 -12, 2016
Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm each day

12 AASECT-approved CE credits

Whether a couple seeks therapy for relational or sexual issues, the ultimate goal is a more embodied intimacy. In fact, the same qualities important for lovers and mates are valuable attributes for the intuitive therapist: to be present, embodied, breath-aware, capable of interactively regulating times of stress to work through the conflict, and to enjoy the process of discovery. 

This seminar offers therapists further skills development of right brain, body-based experiential processing in the "full-spectrum approach" to relational and sexual growth.

Areas covered include:
 
* The Experiential Assessment of Presence in the Presenting Problem

* The Interplay between Internal Models of Attachment and Sexuality and How They Converge in Adolescence

* Identifying and Completing Interrupted Emotional Response Cycles of Chronic Shame, Anxiety, Resentment, and Grief

* Neuroplastic Keys to Growth and Transformation Through Turning Painful States Into Pleasurable Experiences

* Therapeutic Mastery Through Honing Breath and Body-Based Intuitive Awareness.

To apply for this training, email: stella@drstellaresnick.com

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



GESTALT IN NEW JERSEY


Westfield Gestalt Associates continues an ongoing theory and practice group one Friday evening per month, meeting from 7 PM to 10:30 PM.  Attendees may participate in whatever way they choose that meets their professional or educational needs. This is an opportunity to observe the Gestalt therapy modality ‘in action’, clarify principles fundamental to Gestalt work, and an occasion to enhance clinical skills in this modality, ‘hands-on’, with supervision. CEU’s are available for New Jersey licensed Social Workers.

The holistic and humanistic philosophy basic to Gestalt practice will be emphasized and various elements of Gestalt theory will be clarified at each meeting.  Join us for a lively and informative experience.

 
The next meeting will take place on July 8. The following meeting date will be August 5, 2016.

Call (908) 232-7274 for directions to our new location, 1 Cowperthwaite Square, Westfield, NJ or for additional information email to nancy@ndbristol.com.

Anyone wishing to ‘try us on’ is welcome.



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
The EAGT invites you to join this important international conference that aims to encourage and support research in Gestalt therapy
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!
* More information will soon appear on http://www.gestalt-research.com



GESTALT CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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

COME JOIN US:

We are sponsors and will be conducting a session at the 2nd INTERNATIONAL COACHING CONFERENCE October 19-21, 2016 in New York City, NY. The theme this year is Future of Coaching: Building Bridges and Expanding Boundaries.



THE OPENMIND TRAINING INSTITUTE OFFERINGS with Ronald Alexander, PhD
(http://www.openmindtraininginstitute.com)

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.


HYPNOTIC LANGUAGE OF CHANGE: RESOURCES FOR GENERATING HAPPINESS, RESILIENCY, CREATIVITY AND TRAUMA HEALING - Zurich, Switzerland

Polarity Education Center Ag

DATES: Friday, Sept 16 to Sunday, Sept 18, 2016

Utilizing Mindfulness Practice and Gestalt Somatic Mind-Body approaches, this workshop will explore the new breakthroughs in the fields of interpersonal neurobiology and the developments of creativity thinking and positive psychology to discover how to re-regulate the dys-regulated affective experience from repressed pain to a somatic healing flow state.

For more information go to https://www.polarity.ch/index.php?id=04&l=en&kid=1446



EAGT - AAGT JOINT CONFERENCE - THE AESTHETIC OF OTHERNESS - Taormia, Sicily
THE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, SOMATICS AND GESTALT THERAPY FOR FOSTERING RESILIENCY, CREATIVITY AND TRAUMA RESOLUTION

Hilton Hotel

DATES: Thursday, Sept 22 to Sunday, Sept 25, 2016

For more information go to http://www.taorminaconference2016.com



RELATIONAL CHANGE

Relational Change promotes a relational approach in all walks of life. Together with our Gestalt 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 

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. Open to all interested in the principles of Relational Change.
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

TRAUMA REFLECTIONS - CLINICAL PRACTICE AND THE RELATIONAL FIELD: 2-DAY WORKSHOP

Providing an opportunity for trauma-focussed group supervision for 12 participants, reflective spaces will be woven through the two days, alternating with short taught and experiential slots. The embodied presence of the therapist, in awareness of their own history and responses to trauma, will be considered as a key to facilitating growth. Sander’s concept of Fields of Mutual Influence forms a theoretical underpinning, together with applications of neuroscience and trauma theory.
Date: November 11th – 12th | Venue: Ealing, London
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-TraumaReflectionsFlyer.pdf
Contact: Miriam Taylor miriamt@relationalchange.org


 

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