12 Feb. 2018

2018 June 15, 16 &17 ART CAMP!




2018 June 15, 16 &17 ART CAMP!

in BALLINA- NSW




More information soon!
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2018, June 9 &10, Group Work Skills




2018, June 9 &10, Group Work Skills




Each group, working in the "here and now"  has its own rules, do you know how to manage them??
Group work skills
Each Group is a different World...Group leadership is not just about techniques. Using gestalt therapy approach to groups will enable you to learn how to:
-              Keep the focus of the group in the present NOW.
-              Direct attention to the “how” not “why” questions.
-              Developing clear self-awareness ability.
-              Learn how to work with a creative experiment to enhance group activity.
-              Facilitate group enactment to develop solutions to problems emerging in a group.
-              Refine yours and participants' abilities to work with group dynamics as they emerge in the training group.
-              Learn the secret of leadership from within.
-              Become at ease in a safe place in which you can develop skills as a group facilitator.
-              Can 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.

Day/s: June, 9 & 10,
Time
Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost:
Members: $169.00
 
Non- Members: $199.00
 


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2018, June 2nd Incorporating RORSCHACH Test in Therapy Sessions





2018, June 2nd Incorporating RORSCHACH Test in Therapy Sessions






They are not just spots ...

The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation.
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.
There is substantial research indicating the utility of the measure for a few scores. Several scores correlate well with general intelligence
The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach.
This one-day event will enable you to learn how to create a "Rorschach style figure" and use the test creatively in a Gestalt approach, that means that the way of work with this kind of Test will be different from the traditional psychoanalysis.
Also, we will create an extensive range of abstracts Figures, using interesting materials.
You will learn how to present in your professional practice this amazing tool, working with clients in therapy sessions.
Families, kids, couples and even Corporations, will benefit from this therapeutic method.

Day/s: June 2nd, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost
Members: $105.00
 

Non- Members: $120.00
 

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2018, May 26, DREAM WORK



2018, May 26, DREAM WORK






Process of individuation: Dreams are doing the work of integrating our conscious and unconscious lives. Jc. Jung
Discover the knowledge and power hidden in your dreams.
Also, discover how to use dreams with clients in therapy and/or Supervision Sessions.
Dreams are the ultimate personal storehouse of insight and information about you. Using drawings, images and gestalt work, we will learn how dreams help us to solve problems, bring insights into our relationships and learn how to remember our dreams with a dream journal method.
During this workshop, you will be able to understand:
  • The power of the symbols and how to be integrated into the personal process of the client and/or our personal process.
  • Using free associations to uncover hidden information in the client’s dreams and or your dreams.
  • Turns nightmares into sources of power.
  • Support the clients to confront their worst fears and overcome them.
  • Resolve inner conflicts and bring knowledge and light to them.

Day/s: May 26th
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost
Members: $105.00
 

Non- Members: $120.00
 

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2018, May 19, Incorporating Mandalas in Art Therapy Sessions






2018, May 19, Incorporating Mandalas in Art Therapy Sessions




Learn how to create a big range of Mandalas using awesome techniques to engage clients in their therapeutic process
Life is a circular process. Our unresolved conflicts are also circular...like the universe, 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 spontaneously appearing in therapy. At that moment the circle drawings reflected his inner state of being.
What you will learn:
  • The meaning of Mandalas in our lives.
  • How to enhance therapeutic results using the Mandala symbol
  • Enable the client to recognize the symbol as their guide
  • Discover the unconscious messages using the Mandala
Day/s: May 19th
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost
Members: $105.00
 

Non- Members: $120.00
 

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2018, March, 24, Incorporating Tarot in Therapy sessions




2018, March, 24, Incorporating Tarot in Therapy sessions



Why not?
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre is using creative ways to offer professional support to Psychologists, Counsellors, Therapists, Social workers and social service providers who are working with clients in therapy sessions.
 USING TAROT
 IN A THERAPY SESSION
GESTALT APPROACH

We tend to project everything onto images before us. Our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and make decisions based on our selection of a specific card. In this workshop, the participants will learn how to use Tarot cards as a technique to deepen their work with clients and find unconscious material in therapy.
This one-day seminar is an introduction to TAROT as a unique resource that helps bridge the worlds between Tarot and psychotherapy with clients and groups. You can make your sessions with clients more engaging and creative as well as insightful.
Discover how to lay cards in “emotional stacks “to find out what is behind the self or the surface of our consciousness.
 Practice the use of imagery and symbols to develop a clear strategy for resolving issues.
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. 

You will learn:
How to use TAROT cards and art materials to enhance your therapeutic practice.
Learn the Art of imagery as manifested by the TAROT and the Houses of Astrology.  C.G. Jung’s ideas will be a foreground for this creativity.
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 about your work and life.
No previous formal art experience required.

Time:
 Saturday: 9:30am - 4:00pm

 Members: $105 
 

 

Non- Members: $120
  

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2018, March 17, Art Journals in Therapy Sessions



2018, March 17, Art Journals in Therapy Sessions




Discover this amazing tool to be used in Art Therapy sessions
Incorporating ART JOURNALS in Therapy sessions ART THERAPY
This Amazing and interesting Tool is the "star" of the Art therapy techniques

During this workshop you will learn:
  • How to create Art Journals
  • How to develop Mixed media techniques building Art Journals
  • Starting the process of using the Art Journal with clients
  • Selecting some creations at the Art journal 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
* All materials included!

 Day: March 17th, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Members: $105
 

Non- Members: $120
 

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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.