Monthly Archives: April 2018

Gestalt Centre Wales – Advanced Workshops


With Malcolm Parlett, Lynne Jacobs, Jon Blend and Rich Hycner

April – December, 2018

Welcome to a series of ongoing CPD events throughout 2018. A very exciting opportunity has arisen whereby each of these renowned trainers in the field of psychotherapy will offer a stimulating forum to develop further a synthesis of dialogic artistry and future sense whilst synthesising concepts, which underpin the gestalt approach.

Each of the workshops can be attended independently. There is also the possibility of attending the series, which will offer the potential for a deeper and sustained connection with an integrated approach throughout.

For the list of workshops and further information, please see the Whole Series 2018 flyer.

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EAGT Conference


The scars of the war and the traumatic dichotomy of lovers, families and relatives are still visible, even after so many years…. But we are also witness of the regained vitality and beauty that people can produce. In this city, Berlin, the EAGT Human Rights and Social Responsibility Committee organizes its second conference titled:

YES WE CARE! Supporting human dignity in a collapsing field, Giving a voice to those who are hardly heard!

26-28 October, 2018
Berlin, Germany

For full information, please see the conference flyer.

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Moving Towards the Edge: An Advanced International Event in Gestalt Therapy


With Ruella Frank, Jean-Marie Robine & Michael Vincent Miller

23-29 July, 2018
Bilbao, Spain

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.

For more information, please see the event flyer.

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Workshops


What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

EAP involves individuals, young people, couples, families or a group interacting with one to four of the herd, depending on personal choice, in ground based activities. This is followed by time to reflect, process and maybe talk about what happened. It is a short term experiential client led therapy. No experience of horses is necessary and no riding is involved.

Two Ash Stables

Two Ash Stables provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside on the outskirts of Chesterfield. It is a collaborative venture between psychotherapists, equine specialists, three horses, a mule and a pony.

Summer 2018 Workshops

Walking the Labyrinth
Saturday 9th June

Embodying Ethical Principles
Saturday 30th June & Saturday 27th October

Living Creatively
Saturday 21st July

Embodying Boundaries
Saturday, 29th September, 2018

Co-facilitated by: Kathryn Morris-Roberts and Alexandra Graves.

For more information and a full list of workshops, please see here.

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Gestalt Groups


The groups are open to qualified and trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and coaches of all modalities.  Facilitated by Emma Flax (UKCP registered Gestalt Individual and Group Psychotherapist).
Cost: £40 per session (concessionary places are available)
More information can be found here and here.

Facilitated by Faisal Mahmood and Emma Flax (UKCP registered Gestalt Individual and Group Psychotherapists)
The groups are open to everyone.  You do not need any specific experience of Gestalt.  The workshop is suitable for mental health professionals, those in the helping professions, counsellors, psychotherapists and trainee therapists who may be interested in exploring their own experience of self-criticism and low self esteem within a group setting.
Date: Saturday 7 July 2018 (10-5.30pm)
Where: Sheffield
Cost: £95 (concessionary places are available)
More information can be found here.

Facilitated by Faisal Mahmood and Emma Flax (UKCP registered Gestalt Individual and Group Psychotherapists)
This 2 day workshop will offer an introduction to the theory and practice of working with groups.  Our aim is to support your awareness of the particularities of working with groups, and to deepen your theoretical knowledge and experiential capacity as facilitators.  Our lens will be on groups that are broadly therapeutic in nature; for example therapy groups, personal development groups and support groups.
Date: 9th & 10th November 2018
Where: Sheffield
Cost: £190 (concessionary places are available)
More information can be found here.

For all these groups, booking and enquiries to [email protected] or via our website

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GPTI Conference 2018: Courage in the Therapeutic Relationship


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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Whole Intelligence: Building on our Strengths for Turbulent Times

Event News

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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