Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Evolution of Subjectivity: A Kinetic-Kinesthetic Progression


with Ruella Frank

16-18 November 2018

In this three-day workshop, we explore the progressions of a developing subjectivity from kinetic-kinesthetic processes during fetal life, where the organism is in a state of “oneness” with its environment, to the newborn child who begins the gradual process of differentiating “me” from “not me” in the first year. Special emphasis will be given to the functional similarity of this vital experiential shift in relation to the subtle yet profound existential experiences emerging within adult therapy. Attention also will be given to kinetic-kinestethic processes arising in therapy, which clarify the experience of subjectivity for both the patient and therapist.

For further details, please see here.

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BGJ Seminar Day 2018 with Michelle Billies and Sissy Lykou


Tickets to this year British Gestalt Journal Seminar Day on 24th November 2018 are now on sale at

This year Michelle Billies, an assistant professor and Gestalt therapist from New York will explore the theme of racism and Gestalt therapy asking an important question about anti-Black oppression and our practice. In the second part of the day, Sissy Lykou, a Dance and Movement Therapist will explore the vulnerability of differences in our bodies using movement. Towards the end of the day, Michelle and Sissy will answer our questions and discuss the links between their presentations.

As always, a healthy gluten-free meal will provide the nutrients for this intellectual and emotional stimulation, and if that does not keep you going, we will also have a number of cakes baked by our community members.

Early bird fees are available until the end of August. Students are welcome half price, and we have four free entries for student volunteers who would like to help on the day or before.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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