11 Dec. 2017

2018 AASW Endorsement of CPD activities



AASW Endorsement of CPD activities



Happy to announce to you that our workshops are recognized by AASW CPD hours 2018!
 If you are a member of AASW, and if you will participate in our Gestalt Art therapy Centre CPD endorsed workshops, you will receive "CPD Hours".

2018, February 24 & 25 Introduction to Gestalt Therapy




2018, February 24 & 25 Introduction to Gestalt Therapy



Just be present... Here and now
This workshop is designed to enable the participant to establish a basic Intervention model that clearly describes the process of therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. This requires the participant to become familiar with the ‘phases’ of this relationship. After demonstrating some degree of comfort in this structure, the participant will be able to begin to develop his or her own ‘style’ of interventions and creative practice. Gestalt therapy was developed from various influences upon the lives of its founders during the times in which they lived, including: the new physics, Eastern religion, existential phenomenology, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, experimental theatre, as well as systems theory and field theory.
Learning objectives:
  • To examine specific therapeutic applications of Gestalt Therapy theory and explore practical interventions with individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • To examine the ways a therapist designs intervention strategy using the cycle of awareness model.
  •  To enable the participant to develop a beginning personal style of ‘Gestalt Work’ and enhance his or her practice with clients.

At the workshop, we will extend the knowledge of:
-          The power of the here and now and awareness in working with clients
-          How to develop a Gestalt experiment to enhance and improve therapeutic outcomes.

Day/s: February 24th, 25th
Time: 
Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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


Cost:
Members:

Non- Members:


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

Be a member today just for $30/Year and access to discounts! 


2018, February 17 & 18 Sand Play Therapy - a Gestalt approach with symbolism.




Sand Play Therapy - a Gestalt approach with symbolism.




Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses symbolic play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This helps them to move towards better social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.
Play therapy can also be used as a tool for diagnosis. A sand play therapist observes a client playing with toys (play-houses, pets, dolls, etc.) to determine the cause of the disturbed behavior. Because trauma is often debilitating, directed sand play therapy works to create change in the present, without the lengthy healing process often required in traditional sand play therapy.  According to the psychodynamic view, people (especially children) will engage in play behavior to work through their interior issues and anxieties. According to this viewpoint, play therapy can be used as a self-help mechanism for adults as well.
What you will learn:
  • Learn how to understand the meaning of symbols as therapy tools
  • 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.

Day/s: February 17 & 18
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





Credit card payments have 4% of the commission is applied, see the link.
See Cancellation Policy on the registration form, please.
Download the Registration form here
Be a member today just for $30/Year and access to discounts!
Where:
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
Contact Phone: 04 2151 4907

2018, February 10 Mandalas Art Therapy



Incorporating MANDALAS in Therapy Sessions- ART THERAPY



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: February 10th
Place: Gestalt Art Therapy centre- Ashgrove- Brisbane- Qld
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost
Members: $105.00

Non- Members: $120.00

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

Be a member today just for $30/year and access to discounts!


2018 Early Christmas GIFT CARD




Christmas GIFT CARD






GIFT CARD
If you know someone who will be interested in join the CLUB and you want to give a nice gift, you can buy a CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD, just inform us the name of the person receiving the gift after the payment, and we will send him/her the card, from you.

 GIFT CARD Full membership 2018 


GIFT CARD Overseas membership 2018



Read the Participation Conditions here, please.


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 & 2018.
The Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre may 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.

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





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.