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2017,February Sunday 26th, OPEN DAY & Open ART STUDIO!











 THE OPEN DAY date IS CHANGED TO the 26th of February 2017!



Free Event.
Enjoing us Creating Art!
OPEN DAY!

OPEN ART STUDIO!


Performances, Music, Hands on practice, Art to buy!
Have fun!

Day:Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Time: 10 am to 13 pm

Place: Gestalt Art Therapy centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane

Free event

Important: Confirmation of your participation before February 15th, 2017

Coffee, Cookies provided

Children are welcome

Contact us

gestaltartherapycentre@gmail.com



 IMPORTANT INFORMATION!





Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
OPEN DAY !!!   
 &
OPEN ART STUDIO

Sunday- February 26th, 2017 10:00 am

Training Workshops and Therapy Sessions in Australia by Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia,  Directors.

Our Centre offers to develop art tools for therapists who wish to enhance their skills and practice across a range of clients.

In addition we provide professional therapy services for Children, Family, Couples, and Supervision, in a nurturing environment with respect, compassion and humility.

The Center is proud of its strong experience in the field of Gestalt Therapy and its practice of awareness  that has been the core method of  “mindfulness” learning for the last 30 years.


Open day Program

February 26th, 2017
10:00 Welcome
10:30 to 11:00  Solo Performance Art presentation
11:00 to 13:00 Gestalt Art Therapy Centre 2017 program presentation & hands on practice.
11:00 to 13:00 Open Art Studio
13:00 Closing Open day.

Free morning tea, coffee & Cookies

 RSVP to participate:  gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com
Important: Confirmation of your participation before February 15th, 2017

 www.gestaltarttherapy.com    Phone: 042 151 4907

2017, February. Making Puppets to be used in Art Therapy Sessions














Making Puppets to be used in Art Therapy Sessions

The Power of play in therapy Sessions

How to make Puppets, with different materials, to be used in Therapy sessions.

In this workshop, you will learn:
- Safety materials to be used with children.
- Shapes and  sizes of the puppets with different objectives, depending the age of the client and the process in the therapy session
- Experiments with a big range of Art materials to create your own puppet (Paper Mache, recycled materials, Clay, Fabric)
- Working with Puppets in therapy sessions:    
Puppets ready created will to be used to demonstrate the work in therapy sessions
Creation of puppets with the clients (Children, Families & Adults) and how to use Puppets in therapy sessions with the Gestalt approach.

-Meet PEPITA our big and lovely Puppet.

Day: February 25, 2017

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

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane

Price:
Early bird payment, before January 16th, 2017: $150



2017, Workshop, February, Introduction to Sand Play Therapy A Gestalt approach








It is not just sand... Sand play offers you a deep therapeutic work.

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 counselling.
  • 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: February 18 & 19, 2017

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

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane

Price:
Early bird payment, before January 16th, 2017: $250

2017, Workshop, February, Introduction to Gestalt Therapy,







Gestalt Therapy.
Learn more about this Theory and practice of Psychotherapy.

INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT THERAPY FOR PROFESSIONALS

This innovative experience is designed for therapists and counsellors, trainers and facilitators, consultants and leaders, who are currently practicing.
This is an excellent opportunity for professionals to learn more advanced Gestalt methods and skills within their own disciplines.
In this weekend you will learn:
  • Learn how to innovate your practice skills with individuals, groups and families.
  • Discover how people develop and create false memories this being stuck in traumas.
  • Find out how the therapist promotes (unconsciously) resistances to problem solving.
  • Practice visualization techniques to enhance own and client’s growth.
  • How to feel calm, compassionate and creative in working with clients.
  • How to implement art therapy tools in Gestalt Therapy practice.


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

Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane

Price:
Early bird payment, before January 16th: $250 

2017 Supervision Sessions & Online Art Therapy Sessions








Without your CPD record you will no longer meet the requirements for maintaining accreditation and a provider number.
Therapy Sessions

Professional Supervision sessions

Individual, Couple & family Sessions

  
Skype sessions:

If you live far from the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre or in another country this is a good option.

Face to face sessions:

If you are living in Queensland, please visit us.

Medicare Provider referral available.

Therapy sessions

*We see individuals, families and small groups as fundamentally adaptive and having the potential for growth.  Contemporary Gestalt Therapy works to bring about awareness that empowers the client to find creative solutions to personal difficulties and to effect change in family and social systems

*We view the relationship between therapist and client as a dialogue in which the client is affirmed in his or her humanity and supported in deepening awareness.  We value a quality of presence on the part of the therapist that is both authentic and clinically appropriate

*We pay close attention to what emerges in the present moment in therapy and emphasize the process as well as the content of experience.

Supervision Session

Every professional Therapist, Psychologist, Counsellor, knows how important it is to have Supervision.

When we are working with the client’s emotions, our emotions can also be affected in many ways.

We can have experiences like counter-transference; we can have experiences like a rejection, and we can experience alliances. All these situations are normal responses when we encounter the other, but...

Because we are psychology professionals we must be alert to these emotions so that they will not interfere with the process of therapy, thus ‘contaminating’ the therapeutic work.  And to make sure that our work will not interfere in our personal lives, causing burnout, medical illnesses, etc.

If you are looking for Art Therapy Sessions and/or Supervision sessions, contact us and make an appointment.

ART THERAPY SESSIONS

The client can decide if he/she wants experiment with Gestalt Art Therapy session (using Art in the sessions) or Gestalt therapy session by itself.  
Using Art in therapy/supervision sessions offers to the client the opportunity to express him/herself in a creative way and support emotions and resolve conflicts in a natural ambiance.

The benefits of the therapy sessions
 Gestalt Therapy focuses on holistic approach, attending to mind, body and spirit.
To participate in a therapy session you do not need to be [1]“officially sick“, that means, you do no need to wait for some illness before you attend to your needs and emotions.
The therapy sessions have the focus on developing fully the healthy personality. We do not focus on the blocked parts of the person but we support the strengths and potential for growth that everybody has.  

Therapy Sessions by

YARO STARAK

THERAPY SESSIONS

1 hour session

SessionsNormal fee each session
Fee  with Medicare Concession
Package of 6 Sessions
Time available by appointment


ONLINE


Individual$75
$ 375-Monday to Friday.
Ask for available time.
Couple$ 120
$600-Monday to Friday.
Ask for available time.

FACE TO FACE
Individual$120
$140$600-Monday to Friday.
Ask for available time.
Couple & family session$150
$160$750-Monday to Friday.
Ask for available time.



 Supervision Sessions by

YARO STARAK

THERAPY SUPERVISION- SESSIONS

1 hour session

Sessions
SUPERVISION
Normal fee each sessionPackage of 6 Sessions
Time available by appointment


ONLINE


Individual$75
$ 375-Monday to Friday.
Ask for available time.

FACE TO FACE
Individual$110
$550-Monday to Friday.
Ask for available 
  
-              All the costs are in Australian Dollars.
 -              GST included.

Cancellation policy:
 If the Appointment is cancelled 24 h before the session, you can choose another time (no charge)
 If the cancellation is made after 24 h of the session, you will be charged 50% of the fee and you need to arrange a new appointment and payment.

  Payment methods:
 Bank Transfer (Ask us for the Bank details information) gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com
 Credit Card (Pay Pal) Ask us for this payment method.
 Cash



[1] We are not using “labels” to diagnose the clients; we understand all that illnesses are blocks in a process of the contact with the here and now. Of course we attend to the diagnosis but the focus is primarily on the potential of the client not the client limitations. 

 More information and an appointment contact:
gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com



CPD Goals completed to retain AMHSW status 2017

AASW CPD required to retain AMHSW status - 2017

During the year 2017 you as a Social worker, will need to have your CPD Goals completed to retain AMHSW status.
Without your CPD record you will no longer meet the requirements for maintaining accreditation and a provider number.
If you need to complete your Supervision Sessions hours, you are welcome to book a session with Yaro Starak, member of AASW.
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre is offering a discount for supervision to the AASW members becoming a Gestalt ArtTherapy Centre Full member.
As a social worker, you can claim CPD points for 30 hours required to maintain your accreditation.

Supervision topics available: 
Problem solving skills
Anger management
Social skills
Communication
Stress management
And more.

The cost for one hour of Supervision session is $110 (GST included).
Being a Full member you will receive 20% of discount in each session of a maximum of two supervision sessions during the 2017.
Now Supervision Sessions is $88 (GST included)

Become a Member Gestalt ART Therapy CLUB 2017





Join The Gestalt Art Therapy Club and receive special discounts during the year 2017! 
▓▓ BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GESTALT ART THERAPY CLUB for $30.00 per year.

 MEMBERSHIP OFFER!
 
If you join the Club before February 15th 2017, the cost of the membership is:
Full membership one year $30
Overseas Membership one year $15
 
After February 15th 2017, 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 2017                 $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 2017                 $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 any time 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 moment 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.


 

More information: gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com
Gestalt Art Therapy centre




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


SEE LABELS ON THE RIGHT SIDE

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.