‘I and Thou – Here and Now’

Gestalt is an exciting, creative form of therapy where the focus is on the here-and-now relationship between client and therapist. The aim is to raise awareness of fixed patterns, creating room for new experiences.  This day will focus on experiential exercises aimed to raise your awareness of your particular patterns and ways of being in the world, through experiment, creativity and dialogue.

Gestalt originally developed from the work of Fritz Perls, within the context of existential philosophy and as a reaction to the prevailing culture of psychoanalysis. Rather than a removed therapist who maintains a ‘blank screen’, Gestalt takes a holistic and integrated approach to therapy, recognising the importance of both mind and body processes, as well as the spiritual dimension in therapy. Gestalt is based on three pillars; field theory, which considers self in relation to environment, dialogue, developed from the work of philosopher Martin Buber, and phenomenology. Together this provides a way to support our clients to explore how they make meaning and organise their experience within the context of an engaging relationship that is attentive to the situations in which our clients find themselves.

Come and join us for a day of exploration, experiment and creativity!

Jon Wilson Cooper

Jon is a qualified psychotherapist, trainer and organizational consultant with over 26 years’ experience. He has worked in the UK, America and India in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients including those with addiction issues, mental health problems and histories of personal trauma. Jon has a special interest in helping individuals raise awareness of their blocks to emotional well-being and making positive life choices.

Date : Saturday 24th May 2014

Time : 10:00am – 4:00pm

Duration : 1 day workshop

Who should attend : Counsellors/Psychotherapists and others working in healing/ helping relationships 

Cost: £95.00 per place including refreshments. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the workshop.

Payment must be made at the time of booking. Please complete the application form below and specify how you are paying under the ‘Your Message’ section. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to The Albany Centre and sent to our address), or by BACS transfer (sort code 40-40-01, account 42200066).

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