What is this Thing Called Gestalt? An Introduction to Self-Care
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

What is this Thing Called Gestalt? An Introduction to Self-Care

Self-care? Support? Given our increasingly hectic lives, we may know we need these things, but what exactly are they? Join us for an experiential workshop exploring the concepts of self-care and support from a Gestalt perspective. 

Gestalt therapy is a relationship-based, client-centered approach to psychotherapy. Instead of a more hierarchal, top-down approach (ie. the therapist as ‘expert’), therapist and client co-create the relationship together. We focus on the ‘here and now’ and try to understand what is happening in the moment, rather than getting stuck in perceptions of what might be, based on previous experiences.

Focusing on self-awareness, Gestalt therapy is particularly helpful in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, loss and relationship difficulties. Taking a creative, body-centric approach, Gestalt techniques can be used in combination with body work, dance, art, drama, and other creative therapies that fit.

Through the Gestalt process, we will work to bring negative thought patterns and behaviours into awareness as a way to unblock realizations of true self-awareness and happiness. 

Attendance is free but tickets are limited for this intimate workshop - please make sure to RSVP. See you there!

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Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy 14th Biennial Conference
Aug
14
to Aug 19

Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy 14th Biennial Conference

Conference theme: Radical Respect: Contemporary Gestalt Therapy  in Troubled Times

The theme of Radical Respect caught our attention as we reflected on the background anxiety that impacts both therapist and client, teacher and students, that is a feature of our present times. The social demand from all quarters, including our own community, is for deeper respect. Gestalt which allows people to really sit deeply in contact with the other without judgment, can address the emotional well being of individuals (and groups), and its principles can be applied to social, political and humanitarian issues.

The 2018 International AAGT Conference group hope that the conference will address gestalt therapy in its totality (including its roots in social activism), and will contribute to the evolution of our vibrant and diverse community of gestalt therapists at the end of the second decade of the 21st century.

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