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Embodied Interventions and Experiments: The next series of four English language weekend workshops in Berlin


with Julianne Appel-Opper

Dates: 19-21 Oct 2018; 18-20 Jan 2019; 26-28 April 2019; 14-16 June 2019

Times: Friday 4pm-7pm, Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-2pm

Cost: 1000 Euro, 880 Euro if booked and paid before 23.6.2018.
Please note that the full payment of 1000/800 Euro is due with your booking.

The way both client and therapist look, sit, move, and breathe sends messages in both directions. 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. Own bodily attunement to the relational body messages of the client, along-side an awareness of one’s personal physical resonances and impulses opens possibilities for new explicit interaction within this mode of body-to-body-communication without physically touching each other.

Julianne’s approach is theoretically underpinned in Dialogical Gestalt Psychotherapy, Relational Psychoanalytical thinking and is well situated within research fields of neuroscience, attachment, and developmental psychology.

Using her experience of many years of clinical practice and teaching, Julianne 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 this program also includes a handout and a student discount on the Confer Module ‘Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy’.

For more information and to book your place, please email: [email protected]

Julianne Appel-Opper: Dip. Psychology, Clin. Psychologist, Psychological Psychotherapist, UKCP reg. Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapist, MUKAHPP, Supervisor, Trainer. She has 30 years clinical experience. For 12 years she lived and worked in various countries and is now in private practice in Berlin. She has been a Visiting Tutor at several psychotherapy training institutes internationally. Julianne has developed the ‘Relational Living Body Psychotherapy’ which she has taught internationally and published about.

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Deepening Understanding of Gestalt Clinical Practice


With Madeleine Fogarty

Metanoia Institute
Thursday 5th July – 9.30am – 5.30pm

What makes Gestalt, Gestalt? How often do we flounder in the face of this question while having a felt sense of what the answer is?

The Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale (GTFS) identifies 20 clinical practices that are specific to Gestalt and that demonstrate the key concepts of

increasing awareness
working dialogically
working in the here and now
phenomenological practice
working with embodied awareness
field sensitive practice
working with contacting processes
experimental attitude

For more information, please see here.

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