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

2017, October 15 PSYCHO- MAGIC and Rituals in Gestalt Art Therapy



2017, October 15 PSYCHO- MAGIC and Rituals in Gestalt Art Therapy





Psychomagic aims to heal psychological wounds suffered in life. 

Psychomagic is the name of a therapeutic practice used by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The technique is very useful in psychotherapy. It combines art, Eastern philosophies (particularly Zen Buddhism), mysticism and modern psychotherapy to heal patients with emotional problems. The principle relies on the belief that the unconscious mind takes a symbolic act as a fact. So, a symbolic act could accordingly help solve some types of nonrational conflicts. 
Psychomagic aims to heal psychological wounds suffered in life. This therapy is based on the belief that the performance of certain acts can directly act upon the unconscious mind, releasing it from a series of traumas, some of which practitioners of the therapy believe are passed down from generation to generation.
In this workshop, we will examine the method and practice of Psychomagic as a way of healing.
1 day:
Day:
October 15, 2017
Sunday: 9:30 am – 4:00pm

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

Price:
Members: $105

No Members: $120

Credit card payments have 4% of commission is applied. see the link.
See Cancellation Policy in the registration form, please.
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2017,October 14 Art Journas in Art Therapy Sessions



2017,October 14 Art Journas in Art Therapy Sessions





This Amazing and interesting Tool is the "star"of the Art therapy tecniques
 During this workshop you will learn:
  • How to create Art Journals
  • How to develop Mixed media tecniques building Art Journals
  • Staring the process of using the Art Journal with clients
  • Selecting some creations at the Art journals to work in the Therapy sessions
  • How to close the therapy session after an Art Journal work
  • Offer options to the client to continue working with the Art Journal at home until the next session
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
 
No Members: $120

Credit card payments have 4% of commission is applied. see the link.
See Cancellation Policy in the registration form, please.
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2017, October 7 & 8 Introduction Working with Children in Therapy Sessions



2017, October 7 & 8 Introduction Working with Children in Therapy Sessions






The Kids are the future, and they need to have support from the family, school & society.
Giving Children support in therapy sessions will contribute to have happy adults in the future
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.
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 colors
 •          Sand play with children
 •          Music therapy
 •          Family sculpturing and more

Days:
October 7 & 8, 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


Credit card payments have 4% of the commission is applied. see the link.
See Cancellation Policy in the registration form, please.
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2017, September 23 & 24 Healing through Art, TAROT and Gestalt Therapy work



2017, September 23 & 24 Healing through Art, TAROT and Gestalt Therapy work




C.G. Jung’s ideas will be a foreground for this creative tool in Gestalt Art Therapy sessions
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
 This is a unique opportunity to experience yourself and your work with art and imagery as a source for creative renewal. Just like in any situation in life, artists, professional therapists, and health workers can put themselves under strain either from trying too hard, or reversely, not starting a personal process to motivate themselves. This workshop will help.
Whatever your previous experience with art, professional qualifications or training, you will have an opportunity to explore the Self who knows what the soul needs and how to express it. The aim is to arrive at a state of relaxed perception, supported by the beautiful venue and good facilitators. True perception helps us to slow down to those moments of inner content, which are called happiness. All art materials are included in the fee.

You will learn:
•             How to use art materials to enhance your therapeutic practice.
•             Learn the Art of imagery as manifested by the TAROT and the Houses of Astrology.
•             Learn how gestalt and process dynamics will influence your insights and become a more innovative practitioner.
•             Enable to offer your clients deeper insights on their life’s journey.
•             Integrate your art, your therapeutic modality and your practice skills to be more alive and passionate in your work and life.

Days:
September 23 & 24, 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


Credit card payments have 4% of the commission is applied. see the link.
See Cancellation Policy in the registration form, please.
Download the Registration form here

2017, September 17 A meeting with Men



2017, September 17 A meeting with Men





This is an invitation to men in their middle-age time, who wish to share their experiences how they have coped with problems of work, family, addictions, and other life crises and perhaps support younger men in similar situations.  

Day: September 17th
Time: Please inform us by email: gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com the best time for you, we can adapt the meeting to have the largest number of participants. Donations to cover coffee and tea.
Place: Gestalt Art Therapy center
Ashgrove
Contact Phone: 04 2151 4907


Yaro Starak, B.A., M.S.W., Gestalt Therapist & Trainer – Brisbane.

Yaro has 29 years of experience leading workshops in group process work and in teaching group dynamic skills. He lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students in group work at the University of Queensland for over 25 years.

He conducts international workshops and writes about group dynamics. Yaro has published two books and a variety of articles on Group Dynamics and has led men’s groups and training groups for men since 1994.

His book, LIFE TOOLS: TRAINING THROUGH SMALL GROUPS - AN EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH (2010), Is a gift to all who attend the first meeting.


2017, September 16 Working with Mandalas in Therapy sessions



2017, September 16 Working with Mandalas in Therapy sessions






Life is a circular process. Our unresolved conflicts are also circular...we are constantly circling around our being and growing.
In this one-day event, you will learn how to change the repetitive patterns that emerge in your life using/creating/ modifying mandalas in a symbolic way.
Learn how to practice this skill to be used with your clients and/or for your own personal growth.

Note: According to art therapist and mental health counselor Susanne F. Fincher, we owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious through his own art making, Jung observed the motif of the circle appearing spontaneously in many dreams.
The circle drawings reflected his inner state at that moment. 

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

Day:
September 16th, 2017


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

Price:
Members: $105

Non- Members: $120

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