Monthly Archives: April 2018

GPTI Conference 2018: Courage in the Therapeutic Relationship

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Saying the Un-Say-Able and Doing the Un-Do-Able

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October, Nr. Edinburgh
For more information and to book your place, please see  here.

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Marianne Fry Lecture: Jihad in the Therapy Room – Faisal Mahmood

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29th September, 2018
10.30 – 16.30

Faisal will reflect on three areas that impact his identity as a Western Muslim Therapist.

Firstly the Western perception of Islam, fed by sound-bites about Jihad and stories of atrocities. Secondly, how these perceptions may affect our contact with ‘the other’ in the therapy room. And thirdly, how this ‘distance’ inside and outside the therapy room impacts his work as a Gestalt therapist.

Please go to the full details on the MFL website, where you can also view the ticket options and book a place. Note that there is a reduced earlybird price for bookings before 30th June.

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Whole Intelligence: Building on our Strengths for Turbulent Times

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Monday, 28 May, 2018 to Friday, 1 June, 2018 
Malcolm Parlett & Gill Coombs

The closing date for applications is Monday 16th April – please book immediately to be sure of a place.

We all play a role in today’s global drama, shaping the collective story as it emerges, through our responses and choices every day. This course offers a powerful integration of the work of gestaltists Malcolm Parlett and Gill Coombs, both of whom in their writings have explored how people can live more sanely in a world that often seems insane. We will focus on defining and awakening specific human strengths latent in all of us but largely ignored by mainstream education – developing a ‘whole intelligence’ that offers a radically different approach to achieving transformation, both personal and global.

  • Build on your existing and undiscovered strengths
  • Resource yourself to successfully engage with personal and collective challenges of 21st century life
  • Take away approaches to help others do the same

For more information, please see here.

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Working with Couples and Relationships – Advanced


6th – 8th July, 2018
6.30pm to 9pm on Friday, 10am – 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday

This two-and-a-half-day workshop is designed to enable psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and coaches to deepen their understanding of working with couples and intimate personal relationships as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Who takes this course?
This workshop is primarily for psychotherapists and counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists and coaches. No prior in-depth knowledge of Gestalt is required. It can be taken individually or, ideally, as a follow-on from our Introduction to Working with Couples and Relationships two-day workshop

About the course
When love hurts, when love heals; explorations in relational-situational interventions in couple and relationship therapy. The course covers phenomenological methods, field processes, systems-centred understandings plus supervised discussions of case examples brought by participants.

It’s a chance to engage in active explorations, including sitting in the roles of clients and therapists. The intention is for the group to learn from each other, developing their understanding of the deeper dynamics and to allow us to undertake systemic meaning making.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance for 15 hours of CPD plus some handouts and inspiration for further reading.

Contact The Gestalt Centre for further details and joining application.

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