A Taste of Gestalt

Gestalt therapy provides a means of improving our connections with others and with our environments. Through the awareness that this approach brings we are offered a means of living more fully, and feeling more fully alive, in our everyday situations.

This one-day CPD workshop for qualified counsellors and trainees examines Gestalt therapy concepts, and explores how aspects of the theory relate to clinical practice, providing a practical insight into this powerful and creative approach.

Workshop details

  • Workshop: A Taste of Gestalt
  • Date: 24th September 2016 | Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Cost: £60 (concessions available for previous workshop attendees and those on low incomes)
  • Venue: Friends Meetinghouse, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT | location info

Gestalt therapy emerged from psychoanalysis by Dr Frederick Perls and his associates in the 1950s. Since that time this approach has been refined and revised into its present powerful form. Perls got phenomenal results in therapy work, and Gestalt was one of the approaches that was used in the development of NLP.

This is an experiential workshop that offers participants an inside experience of Gestalt therapy. I aim to give participants a real feel for this approach.

I will explore several of the key concepts of Gestalt theory and offer practical experiments in which participants can see the theory in action. Experimenting is an aspect of Gestalt therapy that has been misrepresented by many outside the Gestalt community – the nature and use of experimenting in practice work will be outlined. There will also be opportunity to explore some personal material and/or to explore some client work from a Gestalt perspective. It is often helpful to examine Gestalt theory in comparison to other approaches in terms of differences and similarities, and I will offer some aspects of this during the workshop.

This is a revised and updated version of my original delivery of this theme, so even if you have attended previously you’ll find it stimulating. Alongside the basic theory underpinning this approach, I will be exploring more fully the use of creative experiment, phenomenological enquiry and embodiment in Gestalt therapy.

Please note: Participants have choice throughout in relation to taking part in exercises and experiments. Handouts and CPD attendance certificates are supplied. Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided. Lunch is not included but there are many eating places nearby. There is disabled access to this venue.

Booking policy: I don’t require a deposit, just a commitment that you will attend. You pay in full on the day by cheque or cash. This avoids the hassle of sending payment through the post. However, if you reserve a place and then cancel within a week before the workshop I would want you to pay a cancellation fee of £20. And if you don’t attend on the day of the workshop the full amount is payable.

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