30 Dec 2022

2023 BOOK - TAJ© Therapeutic Art Journaling

 2023 BOOK - TAJ© Therapeutic Art Journaling


Printed Book (only)

Step 1:

Pay here:

Australia $33 Aud

Only in Australia shipping cost included, other countries contact us for information.

  • USA $24 Usd 
  • Other countries 25 Euros

Shipping cost not included

Step 2:

Order here a PRINTED BOOK (Shipping address) 

How to buy the book: 

Click step 1: "pay now" and then click step 2: "order here" to complete the shipping address

Note: Become a TAJ© Therapeutic Art Journaling instructor. More information here.

Note: After payment is made and order completed, it is not allowed any kind of cancellations, changes and/or refunds in any circumstance

Please note that the costs are per book, for the purchase of more copies contact the publisher of the book therapeuticartjournaling@gmail.com

Payments by credit card (paypal) commissions included.

2023 BOOK - RISKING BEING ALIVE by Yaro Starak


2023 BOOK - RISKING BEING ALIVE by Yaro Starak


By Yaro Starak and authors

Printed Book (only)

New edition by Yaro Starak

Risking Being Alive is a collection of ideas, experiments and readings that introduce psychological and psycho-therapeutic tools that can be used to increase the sharpness with which you see and relate to the world. Used properly they will enable you to enrich your life and become master of your fate.


Yaro Starak

James Oldham

Tony Key

How to buy the book:

Step 1:

Australia $33.00 Aud

Australia Credit card (Paypal) $33.95 Aud

Only in Australia shipping cost included, other countries contact us for information.

Step 2:

​Order here a PRINTED BOOK (Shipping address) 

How to buy the book: 

Click step 1: "pay now" and then 

click step 2: "order here" to complete the shipping address

Note: After payment is made and order completed, it is not allowed any kind of cancellations, changes and/or refunds in any circumstance

Please note that the costs are per book, for the purchase of more copies contact the publisher of the book gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com

Payments by credit card (paypal) have applied a 2.90% for commissions of the platform

Become a Member 2023!


Become a Member 2023!


Join the Gestalt Art Therapy CLUB!


New member payments before December 30th, 2022

  • Silver members: $20 per year

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Register here

  • Gold members: $30 per year

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Payments after December 30th, 2022:

Silver members: $40 per year

Gold Members: $60 per year

Membership is from one year, until December 31st, 2023.

Do not miss this opportunity!


- Complete the membership form.

- Pay the fees on the links provided here:


Join and receive a monthly electronic newsletter related to Therapy, Psychology, Art, Art Therapy.

Every month we will share with you information about different topics such as Drawing, Painting, Dance, Theatre and the therapeutic applications of art tools.

GOLD or SILVER members will receive a card and this card will give them a discount to attend our face-to-face or online workshops, retreats, Conferences and the purchase of our products such as books. (Discount on products and/or Workshops developed solely by Yaro Starak and Gemma Garcia)

GOLD AND SILVER members will also have a discount on Supervision or Therapy Sessions offered only by us.

GOLD and SILVER members will receive free digital books and articles related to the practice of Psychotherapy through our Newsletter.

GOLD AND SILVER members will have a special discount buying Art from some of the Artists that are associated with Gestalt Art Therapy centre.


Only GOLD members can send us their advertising material (books, workshops, courses, therapies, etc.) to be published on our social networks such as Instagram, Facebook Groups and Pages, and our Facebook profile with almost two thousand followers from all over the world- English speaking people and their activities and products will appear in the monthly newsletter.

In addition, GOLD members will be able to be part of official publications that are made by Gestalt Art Therapy Centre and participate in the collaboration of articles in Books related to the world of psychology, Therapies, Art Therapy that will be created by Yaro Starak and Gemma Garcia English, and then translated in Spanish, where examples of your work and information about your professional practice as well as your website, email and contact information may appear. An excellent opportunity to promote your work internationality and get more clients.


You will receive a card with your member number that you can use when you participate in our events and enjoy the important discounts as well as the newsletters only for MEMBERS.


Within a maximum period of 10 days, you can receive your card via email. If you need to use your number before this time, send us an email so that we can confirm your data and payments and facilitate your participation with the discount as a member of the Gestalt Art Therapy CLUB.


You can use the discount at any time after making the payment and during 2023. When you register for our events, you must include your card number.


Once you have received your GOLD membership number, you can send us an image (jpg), a short text about what you offer, your email,  and the link where you want visitors to go.

Your events, products will appear in the newsletter with more than two thousand people in reach, in our groups on Facebook, on Instagram and on our blog.

One event/Image/link per member per newsletter will be allowed. (Ask us for more detailed information please) gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com

Conditions of participation and cancellation policy.

All members must be 18 years of age at the time of application for membership.

International participants English speaking are welcome.

All payments must be through PayPal. Payment must be made in Australian dollars (You can pay using your currency and PayPal will translate into Australian Dollars).

The membership card number is not transferable to another person.

The discounts will not apply to the rates of events such as Conferences & Retreats, events that were developed in collaboration with other people.

Membership offer cannot be used with other offers such as PROMOS.

Cancellation Policy: paid fees are non-refundable.

The cost of SILVER and GOLD membership is fixed, regardless of the date of registration in the Club.

You will have access to current and past newsletters issued since 2023.

The Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Center may modify the membership conditions at any time if they deem it necessary for the best development of the Club.

The duration of the affiliation is one year (the current year), not extendable to the next year.

2023 Project of the Creation of the ART THERAPY BOOK

 2023 Project of the Creation of the ART THERAPY BOOK

❇️ We are starting a beautiful and interesting project!

► The creation of a book of GESTALT ART THERAPY and other approaches.

We have realized that since we started the project with the creation of the Gestalt Art Therapy training CAT©  in the Spanish language, in 2010, and our work in our at the Gestalt Art Therapy Center in Australia, the number of professionals incorporating more Art into the practice of Gestalt Therapy and/or other approaches, has grown remarkably and we would love to count with your contribution to the book.

The objective of the creation of this book is to convey the experiences, investigations, opinions and realization of clients in workshops, psychotherapy sessions and the realization of therapists, in supervision sessions and in their own personal processes, such as the result of the use of the arts in the Gestalt Psychotherapy and other approaches.

Thus, we have opened the period for receiving "expressions of interest" to collaborate in this project.

Participation is open if you are a GOLD Member and meet the minimum requirements. For more information about participation conditions, write to: gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com

We hope to launch the book in 2024!

Participating in this project, in addition to personal satisfaction for you, can be professional, since the chosen collaborators will be able to see their publication in the book, where they will also be able to read a Biography of the author/s and the contact information that will give access to the web, email, social networks, etc., as well as activities that they develop, information that will appear in the directory in the book, being an important professional international promotion channel.

In addition, it is planned to translate this book into the Spanish language.

Complete here the Expression of interest form in taking part in the project to create the GESTALT ART THERAPY BOOK and other approaches.

*Completing the form does not mean that you have been selected. Once the form is received, we will contact you via email to confirm the information provided before August 2023, if you have been selected, we will confirm your participation and the next step to follow to be part of this collaboration project, in the book GESTALT ART THERAPY and other approaches.

Contact us for more information gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com

*The photograph/cover that appears as a presentation of the Gestalt Art Therapy and other approaches book , will not be the official/definitive cover of the book. (Images Copyright by Gemma Garcia).

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2023 Creative Retreat "Love Yourself"


2023 Creative Retreat "Love Yourself"

✴️CREATIVE Retreat "Love Yourself"

"Treat yourself"

During the Retreat: 
  • Participants will learn the steps to self-acceptance, investigating their blocks and practicing forgiveness and acknowledging resilience to build confidence in each "here and now" to achieve their future goals. 
  • Time to relax doing creative and transformative activities.
  • Enjoy the environment in a place full of peace.
  • Recognize the efforts you have made and are making every day of your life and give yourself time to love yourself and give yourself time and receive support to design your future Goals.
  • We will use a wide variety of media (painting, drawing, writing) and creative techniques. No prior art or therapy experience is necessary. It will be a place to explore and enjoy without our inner critic!

Planned days for the Retreat 2023:

Friday May 19th from 5pm

Saturday May 20th

Sunday May 21st until Lunch time

3 days, 2 nights


  • Accommodation:

Sharing Room (Twin beds).  Each Room Features:

Twin beds.

Fridge, Kettle and pod coffee machine

Ensuite with Shower and Mini Bath

Reading chair

Blockout Curtains

Australian Botanical toiletries by Leif

  • Catering Included (Friday dinner until Sunday lunch)

​Cost per person:

Become a member Silver or Gold

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy CLUB (Silver or Gold )

Click here to pay by Credit card (paypal) Payments before April 15th 2023  $950 Aud

Payments after April 15th 2023 $1150 Aud

Non Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Club

Click here to pay by Credit card (paypal) Payments before April 15th 2023  $1150 Aud

Payments after April 15th 2023 $1350 Aud

​Ask us for payment plan (for Payments before April 15th 2023)

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Club (Click here to pay the Deposit  $475 before March 30th, 2023, and 3 weekly payments starting on 10th of April, next payment 17th of April and last payment on 24th of April of $159/week)  

​Non members (Click here to pay the Deposit $575 before before March 30th, 2023, and 3 weekly payments starting on 10th of April, next payment 17th of April and last payment on 24th of April of $192/week)  


We are not registered for GST

Payments through Paypal will have 3% of applied Paypal commission in each payment/ refund through this platform.

Ask us for Bank details if you do not want to pay paypal commissions fees.

Please read more information about cancellations policy.

Please note:

Covid Requirements

Following the Australian Government Health department indications and with the objective of offering a safe space for all participants and Retreat leaders.

Every participant before being admitted to each Event/ Retreat/ Face-to-face session/ workshop:

• Before the starting of the Retreat / workshop/ session temperature measures will be taken. If the participant has symptoms like fever (37°C or more), coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, unfortunately, he/she will not be admitted to the Retreat/ event.

Important information from Government:

Testing positive to COVID-19

Any person who tests positive to COVID-19 will need to immediately isolate at home or other suitable accommodation for at least 7 full days from the date the person had their test. Follow advice from Queensland Health, including the first steps to take if you have COVID-19.

Close contact

If you are a close contact, on the day of the event/ session you should have a negative test and wear a mask.

If there is a positive test, please contact us with this information.

Regarding face to face Retreats/  workshops/ sessions, clients who tested COVID positive must have passed a minimum of 14 days after Covid to be able to have a face to face participation/ session and have a RAT negative test.

Please read information about cancelations and refunds here.

Contact us for more info: gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com


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.


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


1-TRAINING MODULES FOR SALE: Gestalt art therapy


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.


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.


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.


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.