Gestalt Group Work, What Is It?
A gestalt group offers its members the opportunity to explore personal issues with the support and participation of people also interested in understanding themselves and the changes in their lives.
By participating in gestalt group work you may find opportunities to:
· Foster your capacity to be imaginative.
· Develop a greater awareness of how you relate to yourself and others, including opportunities to explore identity processes.
· Discover the patterns you have developed for dealing with your life and decide whether these strategies have outlived their usefulness.
· Work with what are sometimes experienced as ‘difficult’ emotions, anger, fear, vulnerability etc.
· Learn ways of giving and receiving clear comments about yourself and others through understanding your own process.
· The regular meeting over time with the same group of people enhances the possibility of personal development and understanding
What is Gestalt?
Gestalt theory is concerned with the whole person, encouraging a balance between body, feeling, intellect and imagination. It is a relational approach.
The gestalt approach in psychotherapy understands people as being inextricably linked with their environments, both affected by and affecting the context in which a person lives.
Here and now, experiments, creativity, imagination, fragmentation, and integration are concepts linked with the theory and practice of gestalt.
Gestalt sessions are typically lively, creative, interactive and experimental – and always focused on the Here and Now.
10-Week Group: Full price £130 / £60 for people in receipt of benefits.
This group is run in partnership with the Gestalt Centre London, and co-facilitated by two senior trainee psychotherapists as part of their group facilitation accreditation. Facilitators must be in supervision with a senior therapist and will be writing up an anonymised case study based on their experience of running the group. A senior psychotherapist will observe two sessions (usually the second and the ninth) to assess the facilitators and give them feedback.
The group is run in accordance with the ethical framework of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and Mind in Camden’s Data protection policy, which states that all information is kept confidential. There are times, however, where confidentiality may need to be broken for example, if we have genuine concerns about someone’s safety. For this reason, we will ask for the name and contact information for anyone involved in your support, or your GP if you are not with a mental health team.
Thursday afternoons from 4pm – 6pm, starting from the 11th of April and running until the 13th of June, plus Saturday 11th and Sunday the 12th of May from 10am until 5pm both days.
Please complete the online referral form below and we will contact you with further information