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July 1, 2017

 

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017-2018 GESTALT THERAPY INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA'S 3-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM

One weekend per month from September through May.

Location: Bryn Mawr College

Each month of the three-year training program includes separate blocks of time for:
1. Lectures, discussions and demonstrations of theory
2. Practicum: doing and observing others doing individual psychotherapy with faculty supervision
3. Ongoing experiential training and group sessions with members of the faculty.

GTIP Co-Founders:
Mary Lou Schack, PhD
Philip Lichtenberg, PhD
David Henrich, LCSW, BCD

GTIP OFFICE:
610-668-5177 or email: adminGTIP@gmail.com
http://www.gestaltphila.org



MOVING TOWARDS THE EDGE
An Advanced International Event in Gestalt Therapy

with
Ruella FRANK • Jean-Marie ROBINE • Michael Vincent MILLER

Bilbao - Spain  •  2018, July - 23-29

This six-day program, a collaboration among Michael Vincent Miller, Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine, three international trainers and theorists, is intended for experienced practitioners as well as trainers of Gestalt therapy. The emphasis is on expanding possibilities and exploring new horizons in our work. Foundational concepts of Gestalt therapy, such as contacting, contact-boundary, theory of self, etc., will be scrutinized and given new shape.  Some of our concerns to be taken up:  The phenomenology of movement in early development and therapy; anxiety, depression, and trauma from a temporal point of view; the central place of form in the aesthetics of health and pathology; reflexivity--the moving I and the feeling Me--in the theory of self.

Each half-day, one of the presenters will open the topic and the other two join in to contribute to a further illumination of the theme, and arrive at an integration of our various perspectives. There also will be ample time for experiments, small group discussion, and therapy demonstrations to ground this new material in participants’ experience.

Information - Registration
Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie
http://www.gestalt-ifgt.comifgt@orange.fr
+335 57 58 29 70



TRAINING FOR GESTALT SUPERVISORS
- Two Year International Training Program 2018-2019 

Scientific Director: Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Dr.Psychol.Psychoth.
Trainers: Jean Marie Robine, Jan Roubal, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Miriam Taylor

This training program provides a theoretical and experiential education which aims to develop the skills of a Gestalt supervisor.
Each seminar develops a theoretical framework and a method to supervise psychotherapists from Gestalt therapy perspective, it will also provide ipervisions (supervision of supervision).

MAIN TOPICS:
FIRST SEMINAR - Siracusa (Italy), June 20-24, 2018
M. Spagnuolo Lobb
The experience of the client and the resonance of the therapist: for a field perspective on supervision

SECOND SEMINAR - Milano (Italy), November 21-25, 2018
J.M. Robine and M. Spagnuolo Lobb
The experience at the contact boundary between therapist and client and between therapist and supervisor

THIRD SEMINAR - Milano (Italy), May 15-19, 2019
M. Spagnuolo Lobb and M. Taylor
Supervising traumatic situations, risk of re-traumatizing and support to resilience

FOURTH SEMINAR - Siracusa (Italy), October 30-November 3, 2019
J. Roubal and M. Spagnuolo Lobb
Case Formulation and Experiment in Supervision

See full description of seminar contents in http://www.gestaltitaly.com/contents/2018_international_program_supervisors.pdf

LANGUAGE
English

COST
800 Euro per seminar (board and lodging excluded)

PARTICIPANTS
Gestalt psychotherapists who have at least 5 years of clinical experience after graduation. Maximum 20 people.

DIPLOMA
The diploma of Gestalt Supervisor is awarded to those who attend the full programme and who meet the evaluation criteria (according to the competences described in http://www.gestaltitaly.com/contents/2017_international_program_supervisors_competences.pdf).
The training program is in accordance with the EAGT training standards for supervisors.

INFORMATION
http://www.gestaltitaly.com/training-for-gestalt-supervisors/
info@gestalt.it

REGISTRATION
Through the site http://www.gestaltitaly.com.
Registration commits participants to attend and pay for the four seminars.
A CV is required.



Growth & Renewal in Community
A Gestalt Therapy Retreat & Training

with

Peter Cole, LCSW, Eva Gold, Psy. D, Daisy Reese, LCSW, Steve Zahm, Ph. D.
 
~In Beautiful Mendocino County, CA~
August 9-13 2017

Limited to 24 participants - early application recommended!
 
OUR VISION
 
Retreat- To create a space for participants to recharge and rejuvenate in a beautiful location with good food, in a community of others who are also seeking renewal and connection.

Training - For those who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of Gestalt therapy, this experience will be especially rich. The faculty all have many years of experience as Gestalt therapists and trainers. In addition to maintaining private practices, they have written about Gestalt therapy theory and practice, have presented and trained nationally and internationally, and have taught for many years at institutions including Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Stanford University, the UC Davis School of Medicine and The Wright Institute.

This retreat/training is open to mental health professionals and others who have done extensive psychological growth work.  Psychotherapists from all theoretical orientations interested in learning more about Gestalt therapy are welcome.

ABOUT THE FACULTY

Eva Gold and Steve Zahm are Co-Directors of Gestalt Therapy Training Center--Northwest in Portland OR, and Senior Faculty for the Buddhist Psychology and Contemporary Gestalt Therapy:  Bringing Mindfulness to Psychotherapy Practice program. In addition to practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy for decades, they have also studied Buddhist psychology and practiced Vipassana/Insight meditation for many years. Their recently completed book is Buddhist Psychology & Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Psychotherapy Practice for the 21st Century and they will bring this perspective to the training. 

Peter Cole and Daisy Reese are Co-Directors of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy in Berkeley, CA. They train psychotherapists internationally.  In addition to practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy, they specialize in Gestalt group therapy and are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry's Group Therapy training program. They will bring an emphasis on group process to the training retreat. They have two current writing projects:  A new edition of their 1998 book on the business aspects of psychotherapy private practice, and a book on Gestalt group therapy.
 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
 
Retreat faculty will lead morning process groups. Two tracks will be offered in the afternoon:  1) A didactic and skill building track, including experiential, and 2) A personal growth track. Evening activities will include the whole community.
 
CE INFORMATION
 
The Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (SICGT) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Continuing Education for Psychologists, CA MFTs and LCSWs 12 hours.  SICGT is an approved continuing provider (PCE 349) by the CA BBSE; SICGT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists
  
We look forward to having you join us!
Dates:  Wednesday evening, August 9 through Sunday morning, August 13 2017
 
Cost:  $1450 for double room.  $1650 for single occupancy; Includes Room & Board.  $250 non-refundable deposit holds your space, balance due on June 1, 2017
 
Price reductions for dorm style accommodations
 
For further information and an application please contact
Daisy Reese sicgt.gestalt.training@gmail.com  (916) 444-1786
http://www.sicgt.org



 MARIANNE FRY LECTURE 2017
Saturday 30th Sept 10.30 - 4.30
Armada House, Bristol, UK

RECLAIMING THE HEART OF PSYCHOTHERAPY with NICK TOTTON - therapist, trainer and author. Nick has written or edited books including Psychotherapy and Politics; The Politics of Psychotherapy; Not A Tame Lion –  Therapy in its Social and Political Contexts; Wild Therapy and Embodied Relating.  He has long been involved  in the politics of therapy, edited the journal Psychotherapy and Politics International, was Chair of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, and is outgoing Chair of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union.

About the lecture
The last few decades have seen a powerful movement within therapy to tighten its theoretical and institutional structures. It has set up processes of regulation and surveillance on every level to make psychotherapy and counselling conform to the model of a 21st century profession.
Nick will argue that this Procrustean approach – chopping bits off here and stretching bits painfully there – may have had a certain value. It has forced us to attend to what it has failed to notice: that the values and attitudes at the core of our work are incompatible with defining ourselves as a conventional profession.  However, a powerful groundswell of opposition is now reclaiming the heart of psychotherapy, thus counter-balancing the movement towards regulation.
The lecture will start with Nick considering how he sees this process of reaffirmation, and his own part in it. We will then move by stages into a collective process.  In pairs and small groups we will ask ourselves: What is at the heart of my practice? How does this support me in joining hands with other therapists, so as to create the sort of environment where psychotherapy can flourish?

The cost of the day, including lunch and refreshments is:
£80 full; £70 Early bird before 30th June;
£55 students and £50 concessions
Booking information and more details on website: http://www.mariannefrylectures.co.uk



THE GESTALT CENTRE BELFAST
Training Programme 2017-20

1. Starting September 2017

CERTIFICATE IN GESTALT SUPERVISION

For the second time running, our 18-month programme “Working at one remove” - using a Gestalt framework in supervision. This programme addresses the needs of all those who wish to develop their supervision competence whether clinical, organisational, coaching, etc. This field-theoretical approach is taught by very experienced supervisors and trainers. Learning will be experiential.

Year One: 10 tutor-led workshops
Year Two: 6 x 3-hour sessions of supervision practice in small groups, 2 assessment practice tutorials and 1 one and a half-day assessment workshop.
Prepares for BACP and IACP Supervisor accreditation.

2. Starting September 2018

GESTALT PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

A 2-year part-time post-qualifying course, open to anyone working relationally - not exclusively psychotherapists and counsellors, e.g. teaching, social work, etc.

This will also be the course's second run. The current training started September 2016, and we are very excited by this journey trainers and trainees have embarked on. For a flavour of the course, see our Facebook page (Gestalt Centre Belfast).

The programme is for those who wish to extend their professional skills by learning about and applying a Gestalt framework (theory, methodology and practice) to their working context. The learning is experiential through group participation.

Year One focuses on working with individuals.
Year Two focuses on working with groups.

GCB Faculty: Dr Seán Gaffney, Bríd Keenan, Joëlle Gartner and Marie Quiery
Indicate interest or ask for further information from info@gestaltbelfast.org.

For full details of these two programmes, incl. dates, costs and application packs, contact info@gestaltbelfast.org. See also ‘Gestalt Centre Belfast’ page on Facebook and http://www.gestaltbelfast.org



EMBODIED RELATIONAL SEX THERAPY
A FULL-SPECTRUM NEUROBIOLOGICAL-GESTALT (FSG) TRAINING
 
Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD

November 3 and 4, 2017
Beverly Hills, California 
Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6:30 pm each day 
AASECT-approved for 12 CE Credits
 
This seminar offers an embodied relational approach for working with both individuals and couples on relationship and sexual issues. We specifically focus on the interplay between sexual aliveness and emotional connection in a relationship.
 
In particular, we examine the impact of a wide spectrum of emotions, expressed or suppressed—especially, anxiety, guilt, resentment, or shame—on sexual interest, arousal, and fulfillment. We then focus on how to creatively utilize present-centered processing to address the underlying feelings to deepen love and promote growth, empathy, connection, and sexual pleasure.  
 
In this 2-day workshop you will:
• Explore an embodied-relational model for emotional and sexual fulfillment in intimate relationships that draws from sexology, neurobiology, and Gestalt present-centered experiential practice.
 
• Practice experiential training that emphasizes personal growth through Gestalt present-centered processing, felt-sense perceptiveness, conscious breathing, imagery, attunement to body-based cues, and non-interpretive feedback.
 
For more information on Full-Spectrum Gestalt trainings (FSG) and to register, please visit: http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-professionals
 
Email: stella@drstellaresnick.com
Phone: (310) 855-7565

Stella Resnick, PhD
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 205B
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310)855-7565
http://www.drstellaresnick.com



PACIFIC GESTALT INSTITUTE
WEEKEND TRAINING PROGRAM
RELATIONAL GESTALT THERAPY Ð INTEGRATION OF THEROY & PRACTICE

The program offers six weekend intensives of experiential and didactic training, beginning through advanced groups are available. Trainees are assigned to training groups with people of varying backgrounds and experience, with each group limited in size to approximately twelve participants. Lecture, discussion and actual "hands-on"clinical practice with live supervision are included in each weekend to help integrate theory with practice. This is a multiyear program, but trainees enroll for one year at a time.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The theory of relational Gestalt therapy is taught systematically and interwoven into the experiential part of the program.  During the weekend there will be demonstrations by faculty, dedicated time to practice as a therapist under direct supervision of faculty in a supportive and accepting milieu, an integration of practice and theoretical principles, you will learn and work with your "growing edge" and develop your own style of therapy.

Our purpose is to support trainees to develop skills and competence in Gestalt therapy theory and practice.  We strive to integrate relational Gestalt therapy principles with the unique personal style of each participant and facilitate the building of a supportive learning community.

DATES & TIMES
Oct 7 & 8, 2017
Nov 4 & 5, 2017
Dec 2 & 3, 2017
Jan 20 & 21, 2018
Feb 24 & 25, 2018
April 14 & 15, 2018

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

LOCATION
Sequoyah School
535 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

TUITION
$1,750 per training year.  The $500 deposit is fully refundable during the application process. If you withdraw after acceptance into the program, then a $75 administrative fee applies. Any cancellation notice must be received 30 days in advance of the program starting date. There are no refunds after that date or for missed weekends during the training year.

If interested in attending this program please contact abartelstein@yahoo.com

For more information about this and other events visit our website at http://www.gestalttherapy.org.



GESTALT-WEEK IN THAILAND  22-29 July 2017 in English

http://www.degeleroos.nl/Gestaltweek_thailand.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 here and now. Awareness training in “here and now”

A practice group who starts on Saturday evening and ends at Friday afternoon. Leaving accommodation 29 July 2016 in the morning after breakfast.

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 name: evertvanderweide or by Line Evert van der Weide for a clear and an 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 under Hua Hin. Telephone number in Thailand comes as soon as possible.



RELATIONAL LIVING BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY
DEVELOPING EMBODIED INTERVENTIONS AND EXPERIMENTS WITHIN THE CO-CREATED EMBODIED FIELD
Julianne Appel-Opper     http://www.thelivingbody.de

NEXT BERLIN-SERIES IN ENGLISH  2017-2018
Dates: 20-11 Oct 2017; 19-21 Jan 2018; 20-22 April 2018; 15-17 June 2018.

Within a cocreated embodied field two living bodies communicate with each other as rhythms and melodies of moving and being moved. Julianne has developed a new way of understanding of and working within this body-to-body-communication in a relational and field oriented way. Her approach is well situated within research fields of neuroscience, attachment, and developmental psychology. Using her experience of many years of clinical practice and teaching, she offers a safe and respectful space for exercises, experiential process, live supervision, small group work together with theory input and a critical discussion and reflection of different approaches to body process in psychotherapy and relevant interdisciplinary research findings in this field. Participation of the BERLIN-PROGRAM includes a handout and a discount on the Confer Module Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy, to which she participated in 2016.

For detailed flier and to book your place, please email julianne.ao@web.de or visit her website http://www.thelivingbody.de.
 
JULIANNE APPEL-OPPER, Psychol. Psychotherapist, UKCP reg. Integrative/ Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor,Trainer.
Founder and Director of the Berlin-Series 'Relational Living Body Psychotherapy'



THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND

DATES: Saturday, July 8, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 6 ethics contact hours

"We will turn to phenomenology to address the questions: What is the ethical experience? When does the ethical experience occur? What can be said of the person who has this experience? One of Gestalt therapy's central concepts is contact with the 'other'. We will explore together how the ethical experience shapes the Gestalt practitioner's attitudes toward the other.

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

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT PRACTICE

FACULTY: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC, Jessica Moncrief, MSSA, LISW-S
DATES: Friday, July 14, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 3.5 ethics contact hours

This workshop is an introduction to hearing, seeing, and responding like a Gestalt practitioner. Through a series of exercises, participants will experience becoming fully present in the here and now and experience the difference in the impact they have using Gestalt principles.

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT

FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, Ellen Ressler Hoffman, MA, PCC
DATES: Fri, Jul 21, 2017-Sun, Jul 23, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 ethics contact hours

In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised. It is often easier to withdraw into isolation and lose sight of our need to contribute to the creation of stimulating and supportive relationships and communities. Relating well is based upon using our capacities to be self-aware, curious and open to another's experience and viewpoint, as well as having the skills to communicate effectively in order to influence with integrity.

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

Dreaming as a Spiritual Path: Dream Work and Spirituality

FACULTY: Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD
DATES: July 28-30, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 14 contact hours

In this experiential workshop we will examine and work with the language of dreams, symbols and imagery from a Gestalt perspective.  We will explore the ways that this work can open doors to our “non-rational world”, that is our unique, personal spirituality.  We will incorporate principles of Jungian (archetypal) psychology to create a bridge from our evolving spirituality to our work with our clients, communities and in our world.

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT

FACULTY: Allison E. Bruce MEd, PCC, Elizabeth Welch, MA, CDP
DATES: Fri, Aug 18, 2017-Sun, Aug 20, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 ethics contact hours

In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised. It is often easier to withdraw into isolation and lose sight of our need to contribute to the creation of stimulating and supportive relationships and communities. Relating well is based upon using our capacities to be self-aware, curious and open to another's experience and viewpoint, as well as having the skills to communicate effectively in order to influence with integrity.

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

ADDICTION AND SHAME/BODY: HEALING THE FEELING OF UNWORTHINESS IN RECOVERY

FACULTY: Michael C. Clemmens, PhD, Monique Rodriguez, MA, NCC, LPC
DATES: Fri, Aug 25, 2017-Sat, Aug 26, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 13 ethics contact hours

Our bodies are the secret home of feelings and shame and unworthiness. Within our body self we can carry messages of what is "wrong" with us in our tissue. Addicts use substances to manage these feelings of shame and yet the process of addiction paradoxically creates more shame. Eventually their own body becomes a reminder of what they want to avoid. This whole cycle increasingly separates them from contact with their own body and others. For addicts in recovery, the healing of shame begins with sensing their body in the context of a relational field.

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

Gestalt Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt

FACULTY: Allison E. Bruce MEd, PCC, Nancy S. Wadsworth, PhD, LISW
DATES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 ethics contact hours

In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised. It is often easier to withdraw into isolation and lose sight of our need to contribute to the creation of stimulating and supportive relationships and communities. Relating well is based upon using our capacities to be self-aware, curious and open to another's experience and viewpoint, as well as having the skills to communicate effectively in order to influence with integrity.

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

Introduction to Gestalt Coaching
FACULTY: Juliann Spoth, PhD., MCC, BCC, PCC,GPCC
Melissa Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, BCC GPCC
Janet Maurer, MA, PCC, GPCC
DATES: Monday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, 9:00am-6:00pm
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12 ICF Core Competency hours

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

Coaching at the Point of Contact

FACULTY: Herb Stevenson, MA, CDP, CPC, BCC
DATES: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 7.5 GPCC CCEs
4.5 Core Competency ICF CCEs (pending)
3 Resource Development ICF CCEs (pending)

This workshop offers a deep dive into the exploration of coaching at the point of contact; the point where growth occurs. Using the contact model developed by the presenter and tested for the last thirty years, the workshop will create a frame of reference for contact that coaches can use to increase the quality and level of contact with their client. The model explores the impact of presence and vulnerability on contact. Understanding these two dimensions and their inter-relationship deepens the coach's understanding and skill in making impactful contact with the client and enabling the client to expand his/her capacity to make impactful contact with self and others.
This workshop is designed for coaches and all levels of mental health professions.  May also be relevant for managers and human resource professionals.

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

Making Contact in the Here & Now

FACULTY: Herb Stevenson, MA, CDP, CPC, BCC
DATES: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 7 GPCC CCEs
3.5 Core Competency ICF CCEs (pending)
3.5 Resource Development ICF CCEs (pending)

Perls constantly indicated that the past and future are in the here and now, the precious present. This workshop will integrate the native American Medicine Wheel with Gestalt principles to create a model for supporting the client, coach and/or therapist to be fully present with each other. This addresses the often experienced "ping-pong" effect of jumping back and forth from the past and future, rather than resting in the present to make complete contact.

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

GESTALT TRAINING PROGRAM (GTP XX) - SESSION 1

FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, Ellen Ressler Hoffman, MA, PCC
DATES:
Session 1: September 14-17, 2017
Session 2: November 9-12, 2017
Session 3: January 11-14, 2018
Session 4: March 15-18, 2018
Session 5: May 3-6, 2018
Session 6: September 13-16, 2018
Session 7: November 8-11, 2018
Session 8: January 10-13, 2019
Session 9: March 7-10, 2019
Session 10: May 9-12, 2019
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 250 contact hours

The Gestalt Training Program (GTP) is designed to foster the growth, development, and transformation of people in a manner unique to the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in service to individuals' personal and professional development.

GTP strives for diversity and the building of a community of people with different backgrounds, ideologies, cultures, races, religions, and professions. We engage in the important work of expanding our capacity for living a meaningful life and our potential to contribute meaningfully to the world. We support the integration of body, mind, emotion, and spirit in search of a richly satisfying way of life.

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



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.

 You can see our full range of training opportunities and events here: http://www.relationalchange.org/training-events.html.  And if you’d like to kept informed, please sign up to receive our newsletter by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/3cgtH.  

RELATIONAL CHANGE GATHERING 2017

Is there an unlived life in each of us? A part of us that is longing to live more fully? In this one-day gathering we will explore how to reveal this part through mask, movement, imagery and expressive art. Through active imagination we can begin to see these threads of potential life and start to bring them to life. The day will be led by Relational Change affiliate, Sue Congram. Drawing on Gestalt and Jungian theory, she will explore ideas of active imagination and the imaginal field. She will discuss the theory and history behind this work and what we can do to expand our unlived life. Whether you are a therapist, counsellor, organisational consultant, coach, or just interested in the work of Relational Change, we believe you will discover something useful in this day of reflection and discussion. This is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, share updates on our work and strengthen relationships.

Date: November 30th 2017 | Venue: Notting Hill, London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-Gathering2017-Flyer.pdf
Contact: Sue Gammons sueg@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL GESTALT (ROG)

ROG is an holistic and practical approach to facilitating organisational and individual change. It is informed by Gestalt psychotherapy, and the latest thinking in systems theory and complexity, as well as by other complementary theoretical concepts. This programme leads to European Accreditation as a Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations. It provides skill enhancing training for coaches, consultants, leaders/managers, OD or HR professionals, facilitators and change agents working in any field. It’s also ideal for therapists and counsellors aiming to move into coaching or organisational work.

Date: Starts December 2017 | Venue: Esher, Surrey, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/rog-training.html  
Contact: Marie-Anne Chidiac mac@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL SUPERVISION

This certificate/diploma programme is suitable for psychotherapists, counsellors and organisational practitioners wishing to be accredited to supervise others and is based upon our new matrix model of a relational approach to supervision and supervisory practice.

Date: Starts December 2017 | Venue: Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/Flyer_Relational%20Supervision_2017-8.pdf
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL CHANGE: COUPLES WORK

This certificate/diploma course offers an approach to couples work grounded in a relational perspective of practice. The emphasis is on a pragmatic and creative approach to working with couples within a relational frame.

Date: Starts January 2018 | Venue: Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/CouplesTrainingCert2018.pdf
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org


 
2 DAY WORKSHOP ON "SHAME IN ORGANISATIONS", BERLIN

Shame is not only the most intensely painful feeling and experience of being wrong, not enough and not belonging, but also the least talked about, as people affected are often unaware, confused with guilt or simply trying to hide.

In organisations, shame often underlies narcissistic leadership patterns and is a widely used “tool” to exert power, keep people small and at their place. It is related to perfectionism, (work-)addiction, procrastination and isolation – amongst others. It affects our well being at the workplace and is a major inhibitor to creativity, learning, innovation and change.

In the workshop, we will examine typical shame processes, find out how individual shame is established and triggered and raise awareness on reactions and avoidance behaviours from a field perspective. We will look at how shame plays out in different groups and organisations, how it can be detected and what we can do to “de-shame the field”.

The workshop is intended for Consultants, Coaches and Psychotherapists who work with people in organisations or deal with shame in the workplace and want to develop new insights, knowledge and skills in recognising, attending to shame, vulnerability and guilt in an organisational context.

Venue:    The Berlin Gestalt Centre, Wielandstr. 14a, 12159 Berlin
Dates:    13-15 October 2017
Language:    English
Cost:    260 €
Contact:    cschuierer@t-online.de    Tel: +49-151-25334332

Facilitators:
JUTTA PIEPER is an experienced Gestalt therapist in private practice in Liverpool. She trained with the Gestalt Institute in Cologne and at the Pacific Gestalt Institute with Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs. She has a particular interest in body processes and early relational experiences.
CHRISTINA SCHUIERER is an organisational psychologist and Gestalt practitioner with 25 years experience in working with individuals and teams in private and non-profit organisations worldwide. She teaches Gestalt in OD at the London Gestalt Centre and in MBA programmes at Dresden International University and leads the staff-care unit of Medecins sans Frontieres (msf) in Germany.
 
ONGOING GESTALT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUPERVISION GROUP FOR CONSULTANTS AND COACHES

Gestalt OD Consultants and Coaches often feel left alone and isolated after they have finished their training or when they have long worked on their own. Then there is a need for a stable and trusted community that provides a safe place to work on personal issues, “holds you to account” and offers support when working with difficult cases and clients.

To address this need, we will start an ongoing Gestalt Group and build a learning community that meets regularly 2-3 times per year in the UK (and occasionally in Germany). We offer a kick-off weekend for up to 10 interested participants who would like to establish and be part of it.

The group will initially be facilitated by Christina Schuierer and Jutta Pieper and highly experienced and senior Gestalt practitioners will be invited to join as external faculty. The aim however is, that the group will be able to steer itself after some time.

 Requirements:     
 ***    Good understanding of Gestalt and min 3 year experience in using the Gestalt approach
 ***    Willingness to fully participate in a group of peers and to take responsibility for oneself
 ***    Ability to support others and shared responsibility for group processes
 ***    Commitment to confidentiality
 ***    Membership is ongoing, i.e. there must be a strong willingness to come to most retreats
 ***    Ability to cover costs of the retreats
 ***    Being able to understand and express yourself in English

 Venue:    Windsor, United Kingdom
 Dates:    18-19 November 2017
 Cost:    560 GBP (including Meals and Accommodation)
 Contact:    cschuierer@t-online.de    Tel: +49-151-25334332 or +44-75 49 69 94 73

Facilitators:
JUTTA PIEPER is an experienced Gestalt therapist in private practice in Liverpool. She trained with the Gestalt Institute in Cologne and at the Pacific Gestalt Institute with Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs. She has a particular interest in body processes and early relational experiences.                            
CHRISTINA SCHUIERER is an organisational psychologist and Gestalt practitioner and supervisor with 25 years experience in working with individuals and teams in private and non-profit organisations worldwide. She teaches Gestalt in OD at the London Gestalt Centre and in MBA programmes at Dresden International University and leads the staff-care unit of Medecins sans Frontieres (msf) in Germany.



ORIGINS: A BODY MIND THERAPY RETREAT
With Simone Moir
August 26- September 2, 2017
Ikaria, Greece

Visit: http://www.pranaroom.org/retreat
http://www.facebook.com/OriginsRetreat/

Join us on a retreat to the island of Ikaria, Greece and explore the body-based origins of who you are. Simone Moir will share with you her unique integration of Yoga therapeutics, Buddhist retreat practice and Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy to help you rediscover the support of your own body as you move through the world.

In this healing retreat, we explore the movement patterns that shaped us since the first year of our lives. Sessions in mindfulness meditation, yoga and Gestalt therapy will help you to drop beneath your story about yourself and shift stuck patterns of relating – in a safe, supported environment with like-minded individuals on a similar journey. This retreat is open to the public and therapists alike.

On this retreat you may:

Deepen your sensory awareness
Increase your capacity for being present
Connect with intuitive body-based knowing
Bring clarity to your choices and decision-making
Communicate with greater authenticity
Learn to create and sustain intimacy
Increase acceptance of yourself and others

But it won’t be all hard work! Sessions are conducted in a studio facing the Aegean sea. With direct access to the beaches, food and culture of the Island, there will also be time for socializing, exploring, and relaxing on island-time.

Ikaria is world renowned for the long and healthy lives of the locals. This ideal location offers a nourishing environment to quiet the noise of busyness and mental chatter, awaken your sense perceptions and take a real look at yourself.

The retreat program is packed with resources to support you in taking a leap towards the way you really want to feel. You will leave this retreat with a rich groundwork in practices to sustain change in your life.

Program Fee: $1,200 CAD
        **Special Savings of $240** Receive 20% off Program fee if you mention 'NEWSANDNOTES’ in the discount code when you register through Eventbrite

Accommodations separate 1200 Euro

- 4 Spots Left - Registration closes July 23, 2017

Simone Moir is a Gestalt Psychotherapist working in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga from her studio Parkdale Prana Room in Toronto, Canada. As a therapist and teacher, Simone balances playfulness and creativity to promote greater spontaneity in the lives of her clients.



 

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