Introductory-level training

Introduction to gestalt

This course runs twice in the year. It is an introduction to gestalt psychotherapy and will include theoretical and experiential learning. It is recommended for anyone interested in finding out about gestalt, including those starting to consider whether to train as a gestalt psychotherapist.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
Dates: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September 2016, 9.30-5pm.

If you are interested in introductory level training please let us know, as there is the possibility of running this when a viable group is formed. To reserve your place on this course, please fill in the booking form here.

Gestalt has its roots in existentialism, phenomenology, spiritual traditions, psychoanalysis, dance, psychodrama and social change movements. From this synthesis come powerful, compassionate, lively and creative ways of working with emotional, intellectual, body and spiritual processes. We will introduce the fundamentals of gestalt by integrating theoretical discussion and experiential exercises. This workshop is especially suitable if you:

• are curious about what contemporary gestalt may offer you in your life
• want to deepen your awareness and understanding of yourself in relationship
• want to build your authenticity, resilience and skill in working and being with people
• want to learn practical and flexible theory and philosophy that will support you personally and professionally
• have excitement or curiosity about counselling or psychotherapy and want to explore
• are considering further training, therapy or supervision at EGI.

 Course benefits include:

  • developing and extending awareness of self and other in a stimulating group
  • expanding capacity for understanding human experience (including intellectual, emotional, spiritual, body, cultural) and for supporting healing, creativity and growth
  • learning and applying gestalt theory and philosophy
  • experiencing a relational embodied approach to individual and social experience and transformation
  • opportunities for skills practice with support for development
  • stimulation and challenge in a lively and well-held group
  • self, peer and tutor support and feedback

 

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