Dates: Thursday evenings from 6 February to 10 April 2014 plus Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 March 2014
Time: 7-9pm on 6 February and 6.30pm-8.30pm weekly from 13 February – 10 April
10.00am-5.00pm on both weekend days
Fee: £275 self-funded* / £303 sponsored
*20% discount for GC Members
What is Gestalt?
Gestalt theory is concerned with the whole person, encouraging a balance between body, feeling, intellect and imagination.
The Gestalt approach in psychotherapy understands people as being inextricably linked with their environments, both affected by and affecting the context in which a person lives.
Here and Now, experiments, creativity and imagination are concepts linked with the theory and practice of Gestalt.
Gestalt Group Work – what is it?
A Gestalt group offers its members opportunities to explore personal issues with the support and participation of people also interested in understanding themselves and the vicissitudes of their lives.
By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to:
- foster your capacity to be imaginative
- develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others
- discover the patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies have outlived their usefulness
- work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, anger, fear, vulnerability etc.
- learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding of your own process.
- the regular meeting over time with the same group of people enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding
Who is it for?
Attendance of this group is an excellent precursor to training in Counselling or Psychotherapy for participants who wish to further their knowledge and experience before deciding to embark on an intensive training.
People working in education, therapeutic settings, community developments, organisational work or any profession involving a high level of interaction may well find such a group useful on both a personal and professional level.
You will be provided with a bibliography at the end of the course should you wish to continue your exploration.
The facilitators are usually two senior trainee psychotherapists completing their London Metropolitan MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy and UKCP registration.
The group is part of the trainees’ assessed work and is supervised by a senior member of Faculty including observation of their work directly on two occasions.