Monthly Archives: January 2020

Shame in the Therapeutic Relationship

Event

With Chris O’Malley

Saturday 20th June and Sunday 21st June, 10am – 5pm.
Birmingham

*SPECIAL OFFER* For the first six people to sign up to the course – £160
*SPECIAL OFFER* Book all three courses for £400

In our workshop we will help deconstruct shame from a gestalt perspective, providing:

  • An introduction to a gestalt understanding of shame from a field theoretical and developmental perspective
  • An exploration of the concept of Support for its particular relevance to working with shame
  • A focus on recognising manifestations of shame, shame defences in ourselves and our clients
  • Approaches to work effectively and skilfully with shame as it arises in the therapeutic relationship so that it can become part of the dialogue and not a hidden aspect
  • A ‘Shame Practicum’ giving opportunities to bring forward shame issues as they may be occurring for attendees in the client and supervisory relationships

For more information, please see the workshop flyer here.

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Working with Polar Aspects of Self

Event

With Anne Pettit & Dave Mann

A Gestalt Approach to Working with Polar Aspects of Self Re-owning dis-owned Power and Abilities

Saturday 16th May and Sunday 17th May, 10am – 5pm.
Birmingham

*SPECIAL OFFER* For the first six people to sign up to the course – £160
*SPECIAL OFFER* Book all three courses at Gestalt Birmingham for £400

In this experiential workshop we will furnish participants with the following resources and cover the following:

  • An introduction to the theory and practice of working with polarities.
  • How work with polarities can be safely carried out in the therapy room.
  • The methodology of working with polarities and heightening awareness and ability to be with what is.
  • Exploring the dialectic between poles and middle ground.
  • Maintaining a dialogic attitude whilst working with polarities.
  • Techniques for expanding awareness and thereby increasing contact.
  • Theoretical viewpoints on polarities from contemporary gestalt and beyond.

For further information, please see the workshop flyer, here.

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Gestalt Creativity Workshop

Event

With Rod London & Sandra Boden

Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March, 10am- 5pm.
Birmingham

*SPECIAL OFFER* For the first six people to sign up to the course – £160
*SPECIAL OFFER* Book all three courses for £400

In this experiential workshop, we would like to invite you to join in exploring ideas for working creatively with clients. We will pay attention to the following ideas:

  • Amplification and moderation – of words, sounds, gestures to investigate their meaning and possible alternative ways of responding and living.
  • Using art materials – focusing on relational figures in a client’s life; exploring unfinished business.
  • Use of objects – to playfully, creatively and sensitively explore the client’s life situation.
  • Essential guidance in building the groundwork and establishing consensus for creative work; then pacing and grading for optimum effectiveness.

For further information, please see the workshop flyer, here.

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