30 Dec 2021

2022 January DREAM WORK- Gestalt Therapy


DREAM WORK- Gestalt Therapy

A unique event where participants will understand, practice and have a profound experience about Dreams and the power of the unconscious.

An opportunity to discover more about yourself, through the Gestalt Therapy Theory and practice

  • Alan Leach presents this workshop where participants will:

Learn about Dreamwork linked to the Gestalt Psychotherapy Theory

Discover the structure of how you can work with a person and their dream

The magic dialog between parts of the dream in a Gestalt approach

  • Yaro Starak and Gemma Garcia present this workshop where participants will:

Learn how to remember their Dreams

Gestalt Dream work: The eight Steps approach

Dream translation from the unconscious to the conscious through Gestalt Art Therapy

The power of Projections- Interpretations- Archetypes

Rituals: Honoring the Dream

*If participants cannot remember their Dreams, they will be able to explore through:

Active Imagination:  Taking a mythic Journey – practice dream recalls through Gestalt Art Therapy.

The Dream of the future, “here and now”, visualizations, NLP.

Turning Dreams into reality to develop self-awareness

Workshop available dates:

January 8th, 2022

Saturday 6:00pm to 8:00 pm (Brisbane- Australian time)  AEST- Australian Eastern Standard Time. UTC/GMT +10 hours.

February 4th, 2022

Friday 6:00pm to 8:00 pm (Brisbane- Australian time)  AEST- Australian Eastern Standard Time. UTC/GMT +10 hours

*Please note that the price of the workshop is for the participation in a single day.

Any questions please contact us.


Workshop information:

Brisbane Australia: Saturday January 8th, 2022 

Time: 6 pm to 8pm (Brisbane- Australian time)  AEST- Australian Eastern Standard Time. UTC/GMT +10 hours. 

London: Saturday January 8th, 2022 Time 8am to 10 am

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Registrations will close on January 5th , 2022 at 3 pm AEST.

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Gestalt Art Therapy V.I.P Club members

Participation: $110Aud

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General participants

Participation: $130Aud

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System: Zoom (After registration and payment you will receive the link for your participation)

System and Materials you will need for the workshop participation:

- Internet connection

- Having installed the Zoom program (Download here)

- PC, Laptop, Tablet with webcam & audio

- Paper to write

- Magazines (if you want to use collage)

- Scissors

- Glue

- Felt pens, or other coloured pens that you like

- Mobile phone or camera to take a photo of your creation.

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28 Nov 2021

2022 Clay Art Therapy CAT© a Gestalt Approach

 Clay Art Therapy CAT© a Gestalt Approach

  • Registrants can obtain their CPD /OPD hours (non-endorsed activities)
AASW CPD hours
ACA OPD hours
Clay therapy has the quality of nurture, integration and healing for participants, during the therapy process.
Clay products are well known in human history since prehistoric times in such forms as vases, pots, and symbolic figures, including human figures. Clay has been used throughout history by many cultures as a vehicle to express a religious dimension in human life. (Michal Sholt, and Tami Gavron)
During this workshop you will:
  • How to design the clay-work: procedural expressions, constructive and deconstructive processes, and the integration process.
  • Investigate and experiment about the product (clay) and process.
  • Discover how this tool will support the psychological process, revealing meaningful information about the clients’ inner world.
  • Uncover the power of the development of three-dimensional representation in clay.
  • Procedural Expressions through the Experience of Touch, Movement, and the Three-Dimensional Aspect of Clay-work.
  • Offer options to the client to communicate in a new language, clay-work involves a very primal mode of expression and communication.
  • Adapting this tool to the client's age and emotional development
This will be an interesting and creative workshop!

Day: 15th, January 2022

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
Payment Methods: Ask us for Bank details, please

See here information related to Refunds & Cancellation policy.
Full membership 2021: $40

Read information about our COVID-19 Guidelines 

2021 Inner Child work- A Gestalt Art Therapy approach

  Inner Child work- A Gestalt Art Therapy approach 

"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him." - Pablo Neruda- Poet

Registrants can obtain their CPD /OPD hours (non-endorsed activities)

AASW CPD hours
ACA OPD hours

Who has never been a child?

In popular psychology and analytical psychology, the inner child is an individual's childlike aspect. It includes what a person learned as a child, before puberty. The inner child is often conceived as a semi-independent subpersonality subordinate to the waking conscious mind.

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) originated the concept in his divine child archetype. New Thought spiritual leader Emmet Fox (1886–1951) called it the "wonder child". The concept of the inner child was further developed by husband and wife team Vivian and Arthur Janov in primal therapy, expounded in the books The Primal Scream (1970) and The Feeling Child (1973).

During this day  you will:
  • Work with the meaning of the "nurturing parent" and "protective parent" within "inner family work" to care for a person's physical, emotional, creative and spiritual needs.
  • We will review the concept of  the "critical parent within" , and provide you  tools for managing it.
  • investigate about the unresolved childhood experiences and the lingering effects of childhood dysfunction: the sum of mental-emotional memories stored in the sub-conscious from conception through pre-puberty.
  • Through Gestalt Art Therapy approach each participant will access, in a safe mode, to their child memories, being the witness of  the stories of their origins in childhood, and participants will find  some different proposals to the healing process.
  • Recovery and support of Your Inner Child using Gestalt art therapy techniques.
  • Review of the connection between Attachment Theory and the Inner child work.
  • Discover how unfinished business of the inner child will be affecting the adult live of your clients.
  • Support your clients in working with their inner child.
  • Work with your inner child, to be ready to support your clients' inner child.

Day: 28th November 2021
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Pay by Credit Card
Credit card payments have 2.90% of commission is applied, see the link.
Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
Ashgrove- Brisbane
Payment Methods: Ask us for Bank details, please
See here information related to Refunds & Cancellation policy.
Full membership 2021: $40
Read information about our COVID-19 Guidelines 

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.