16 Oct. 2017

Become a member 2018!



Join The Gestalt Art Therapy Club and receive special discounts during the year 2018! 


▓▓ BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GESTALT ART THERAPY CLUB for $30.00 per year.

 MEMBERSHIP OFFER!

If you join the Club before January 30th 2018, the cost of the membership is:
Full membership one year $30
Overseas Membership one year $15

After January 30th 2018, the membership cost will be:
Full membership one year $50
Overseas Membership one year $25
 

Do not miss this opportunity!


HOW TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GESTALT ART THERAPY CLUB

- Select the Type of the membership.

-  Please pay the fees in the links provided here:

Full member

Overseas member

- You will receive an email from:  gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com   informing you the confirmation of the payment and the approved membership.


TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP


Full Member
The criteria for full membership are: resident in Australia and have an interest in any of the Psychotherapy areas available. (Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, etc.)

 Membership Period                                   Price (Inclusive of GST)
 1 January – 31 December 2018                 $30.00
Overseas Member
The criteria for Overseas membership is for those residing outside of Australia and have an interest in the Psychotherapy.
 Membership Period                                   Price (Inclusive of GST)
 1 January – 31 December 2018                 $15.00
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITIS TO BECOME A MEMBER
Full Member 
  • Join and receive a monthly e-newsletter related with Therapy, Psychology, and Art.
  • Each month we will share with you, information about different topics like Drawing, Painting, Dance, Theatre, and the therapeutic applications of art tools.
  • Members will receive a card and this card will give you a 15% discount for attending our workshops.
  • Members will have a discount of 20% for Supervision Sessions.
  • Members will receive free books and articles related to the practice of Psychotherapy.
  • Members will have the opportunity of FREE participation in our Annual events / functions in our Gestalt Art Therapy Centre.
  • Members will have a special discount buying Art from some of the Artists working in the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre.

Overseas Member 
  • Members will receive a monthly e-newsletter related with Therapy, Psychology, and Art.
  • Each month we will share with you, information about different topics like Drawing, Painting, Dance, Theatre, and the therapeutic applications of art tools.
  • Members overseas will have a discount of 20% for Supervision Sessions in Skype format.
  • Members will receive free books and articles related to the practice of Psychotherapy.
  • And members will have a special discount buying Art from some of the Artists working in the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre.

WHEN I WILL RECEIVE MY CARD, AND NUMBER?

You will receive confirmation of your application and your Card with the Membership number will arrive 15 days after the purchase, by email.


WHEN CAN I USE THE DISCOUNTS

You can use the discount anytime during 2017. When you register you must include your card number.

Conditions of participation and cancellation Policy.
All members must be 18 years old at the time of the membership application.
Full members: The discount of 15% of the workshops fees is applied only for attending a maximum of 4 workshops per year. The discount of 20% in the supervision Sessions is applied only for attending a maximum of 2 Supervisions per year.
Overseas members: The overseas members are not eligible to receive the discount of 15% of the workshops fees, for attending workshops. The discount of 20% in the supervision sessions is applied for a maximum of 2 Supervisions per year by Skype.
The offered free books will be in PDF format only sent by email.
The member card number is not transferable to another person.
The discounts are not applied to the Art Camp events fees.
Membership offer cannot be used with other offers.
Cancellation policy: Fees are not refundable.
The cost of the membership is fixed, independently of the date you joined de Club.
You will have access to current and past newsletters issued in 2017.
The Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre my change the conditions of the membership at any time if they deem it necessary for the best development of the Club.
The period of the membership is one year.
Payment by Credit card (PayPal) has 4% commissions.
Participating in this Club means that you accept the conditions described above.


2017, November 26 Aura soma Wisdom






The use of the color to discover your inner self
The beginnings of Aura-Soma® are a truly remarkable story. It began with the inspiration of Vicky Wall, a retired surgical chiropodist, living in a small village in England. One evening in 1983, Vicky had a vision in meditation to create colour products. As Vicky recalled the blending of those first radiant bottles, she said: “I only know that other hands had guided mine”. Amazingly, Vicky Wall was blind.
Margaret Cockbain, an acclaimed cranio-sacral osteopath, had worked in partnership with Vicky. Together they dedicated their lives to helping all those who came to their clinic. Margaret was Australian.

Gemma is going to support you in the process of your own "awareness" here and through the Aura soma Equilibrium
With the magical color bottles of Aura soma and Gestalt Therapy philosophy, the clients will be able to project their conflicts, attend to their personal issues and integrate their strengths with the aim to resolve unfinished business and access personal growth.
In this Workshop, we will create our own bottles as a "talisman" that can offer us a symbolic support when we need it in our daily lives.

Gemma Garcia Co-Director of the Gestalt Art Therapy centre is Gestalt Therapist and Aurasoma Therapist Level 2.

1 day:
Time:
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00pm

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
Contact Phone: 04 2151 4907

Price:
Members: $105
Non- Members: $120





2017, November 25 Rorschach techique - Gestalt Approach






Everything is projection ... nothing is projection ...
F.Perls
This interesting TEST- Tool will be presented and used in a contemporary Gestalt approach.
The "traditional Rorschach test" is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both.
Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.
The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach. In the 1960s, the Rorschach was the most widely used projective test.

In a Gestalt approach, the test will be used like a projection and be supporting the client's "awareness"
We will not follow the traditional interpretations.

During this workshop you will learn:
  • How to create Rorschach cards
  • How to develop Mixed media techniques building cards in a Rorschach style
  • Starting the process of using the Rorschach cards with clients
  • Applying the SICAIDIR method using the cards
  • Working with the projections of the clients
This will be an interesting and creative workshop

1 day:
Time:
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00pm

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
Contact Phone: 04 2151 4907

Price:
Members: $105
Non- Members: $120

2017, November 18 & 19 Introduction Working with Children in Therapy Sessions









Giving Children support in therapy sessions will contribute to having happy adults in the future.
Kids are the future and they need to have support from the family, school and society.
The way to work with children in a therapy session could be a little different than working with adults. Professional therapists need to adjust their therapeutic tools to the level of children by creating an appropriate environment.
The way to work with children in a therapy session could be a little different than working with adults. Professional therapists need to adjust their therapeutic tools to the level of children by creating an appropriate environment.
What You Will Learn:
The basic principles and practices will be covered through experiential exercises, discussion and some personal exploration.
This will include:
 • The paradoxical theory of change
 • The magic of role playing with children
 • Being open to the unexpected – magic happens
 • Experiencing the Now: savouring and chewing
 • The importance of being specific and concrete
 • The creative void and change in the Here and Now

Also, we will explore an introduction to Gestalt work with children:
 •          Use of drawing and colours
 •          Sand play with children
 •          Music therapy
 •          Family sculpturing and more

Days:
November 18 & 19, 2017

Time:
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:00pm

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
Contact Phone: 04 2151 4907

Price:
Members: $169
Non- Members: $199

2017, November 11 & 12 Introduction to Sand play Therapy a Gestalt approach





It is not just sand... Sand play offers you a deep therapeutic work.
INTRODUCTION TO SAND PLAY THERAPY – A GESTALT APPROACH

In this weekend you will:
  • Use creative methods to enhance your therapy practice with Sand Play tools.
  • Learn how to facilitate and promote positive results with symbolic imagery
  • Uncover the reasons why your clients may resist verbal counseling.
  • Improve your skills working with traumas and early child painful history.
  • Discover ways to clear negative memories and blocks to your own growth
  • Find the way of facilitating sand play figures and understand their unconscious meanings.
  • Enable clients to discover their self-supports and deal with their life crises.

Days: November 11 & 12, 2017
Time:
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:00pm

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane

Price:
Members: $169
Non- Members: $199


2017, November 4 & 5 Introduction to working effectively with Groups





Each Group is a different World...
MASTERCLASS IN WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH GROUPS
 
Each Group is a different World...
 
In this weekend, you will learn:
 
- The secret of leadership from within.
 
- Become at ease in a safe place in which you can develop skills as a group facilitator.
 
- Be able to practice various skills, creative methods in working with groups and become confident in being present as a leader.
 
- Refine yours and participants' abilities to work with group dynamics as they emerge in the training group.
 
-Discover the key principles of group process work: Group energy, clients’ patterns, and leadership models.
 
- Practice working on simulated issues that deal with group problems and members will learn how to lead and solve group problems.
 
- Learn how to resolve group conflicts, emotional blocks, 'shadow work' and more creative methods in group work.
 
 
Days: November 4 & 5, 2017
 
Time:
 
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00pm
 
Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:00pm
 
Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
 
Price:
 

10 Aug. 2017

2017, October 21 & 22 FLAMENCO Rhythms & Dance & Therapy by Noemi Chico



2017, October 21 & 22 FLAMENCO Rhythms & Dance & Therapy by Noemi Chico





Experiment Spanish Flamenco and dIscover how to link this kind of Dance with emotions...
Workshop designed for any person who wants to awake his/her personal potential using Dance,
Movement, Rhythm and Emotions!
Days:21 & 22, 2017 
Time:
Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm  3:00 pm to 5:00pm
Sunday: 10 to 1:00 pm  3:00pm to 4:00 pm
More information soon 
Reserve your participation ASAP limited places available.

Where:

Brisbane - venue to be annaounced soon.
Contact Phone: 04 2151 4907

Price:
Members: $300

Non- Members: $345


Credit card payments have 4% of the commission is applied. see the link.

  • Participants must be 18 years old at the registration time
See Cancellation Policy in the registration form, please.
Download the Registration form here
ART THERAPY - A GESTALT APPROACH

Hello! Welcome to our creative therapy centre!

Here you will find everything related to Art Therapy using the Gestalt approach.

What is Art ?:

Art is genarally known as what is done by a person whose purpose is to express a message through symbols.

These symbolic tools can be music, paintings, sculptures, theater and so on.


What is Gestalt Therapy ?:

Gestalt therapy is a methodology within psychology that grew out of the research and work of the psychiatrist Dr.Fritz Perls and his wife Dr.Laura Perls.

These two professionals were coming from the psychoanalytic perspective and felt that this method was not enough to work with clients. Today we are clearly aware that no one single method can resolve the issues that involve a range of human suffering and growth.

Gestalt is a German word roughly meaning "Shape" or "configuration".

This concept is understood, in gneral terms, that all individual experiences are shaped by a figure and a background. As time goes on, and our needs change, the figure can become the background and vice versa. So in the client's experience, the figure is changing at all times from becoming a background and as the needs arise, the figure emerges seeking completion.

When we block or prevent this process, we become unaware and suffer. That is a part of the theoretical foundations of Gestalt therapy.

Gestalt therapy, therefore, is a "philosophy", a way of being in the world in the "here and now" and taking "response-aibility" without pushing the river. Thus life is a flow ..

What is GESTALT Art Therapy?


It is the sum of the two previous concepts, Gestal therapy and the use of tools we learn to use in art therapy.

Using the artistic tools and adding the gestalt language between client and psychotherapist we work jointly to decode the messages hidden in the intrinsic symbols representing the client's situation. The Psychotherapist accompanies the client in the process of "discovering" what is helpful and not analysing or interpreting, but suggesting and asking the client what it is he or she knows are the answers and supports client's need to discover the ncessary solutions.

WE ARE SURE THAT YOU WILL BE ATTRACTED by this new way of working with emotions, whether or not you are a professional psychologist or therapist, since many of the exercises can be used personally for your own growth.

Our work is done in Australia & Spain and other countries. We have given workshops and participated in conferences throughout the world. We are located in our offices at the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre in Brisbane -Australia.

BE HAPPY HERE AND NOW..... AND BE CREATIVE !

Yaro Starak - Gestalt Psychoterapist
Gemma Garcia- Gestalt Therapist- Ericksonian Hypnosis


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1-TRAINING MODULES FOR SALE: Gestalt art therapy

1.1-FOR PSYCHOLOGY & THERAPY PROFESSIONALS:

Here you will find and carry out therapeutic work with tools that combine art and gestalt method.

You can learn new ways of providing therapeutic treatment depending on the particular situation and client needs.

1.2-ART AS PERSONAL GROWTH

These modules can be practical exercises for your "realize" how do you do in your life.

There are specific modules that you can play with your partner and / or family.

SKYPE - ON LINE THERAPY

We offer brief therapy sessions via Skype. You may request a no-obligation appointment with us, the first session is free.

This is a way of doing personal therapy we call "Emergency work" used in very special cases and situations. For us, the therapy session should be mainly for the benefit of the client needing immediate help.

BOOKS FOR SALE:

GESTALT THERAPY theory and practice - some books written by Yaro Starak

A GESTALT TEST: you can acquire to discover your potentials.

VIDEOS & DVD focussing on gestalt work and art therapy work.

ARTICLES: Written by varoius therapists from Australia, NZ and overseas.