The Gestalt Project
The very successful program of professional practice seminars continues in 2020.
These evenings are an opportunity for gestalt practitioners, students and interested colleagues to meet and explore elements of our practice.
Gestalt Centre / 622 Lygon Street North Carlton 3054
Seminar / 6.00pm to 8.00pm
All Seminars $30 - Book and pay through the GTA office.
Tom Trikojus, Anna Evans & Jane Leyshon
11th March 2020
In contrast to the complexities of the issues relating to climate change, the purpose of this seminar is simple. We want to create a space for participants to share how they are being impacted by climate change. In addition to the personal impact, climate change is increasingly emerging in our work settings and for the clients we work with. There are few opportunities to express and deepen our experience of the challenges we face. This seminar will follow the cycle of experience, moving through deep listening and awareness to begin to direct our focus to what we as a community might be able to contribute.
20th May 2020
This seminar will provide counsellors with the space and opportunity to explore loss, grief, change, and transition within their own selective experience as well as those they work with.
Individual, small and large group discussions will invite consideration of the interface between the personal and the professional.
Linda Espie is a gestalt psychotherapist, counsellor, educator, and author with over 35 years’ experience in the field.
Penny Schleiger and Cameron Gilbey
Suicide: An Endless Paradox
29th July 2020
We are interested in exploring some of the unbridled discomfort that emerges from the experience of suicide. Our aim is to cultivate discussion and curiosity around some of the taboos of the topic. In doing so, our intention to disarm some of the resistance, pain and grief, inherent in the many ripples of suicide. We will be promoting self-support and using both personal and professional narratives, from a gestalt lens.
Nicole Van Os & Sean Renehan
Culture and Gestalt
29th October 2020
Join us for a reflective conversation about how our own cultural backgrounds shape and influence each of us. We will draw upon the experiences of those in the room to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the gestalt approach for supporting a culturally aware and inclusive psychotherapy practice