Working with Dreams using Gestalt Psychotherapy.
Saturday the 14th of April 9:30-4:30 (tbc)
The aim and ethos of Gestalt Psychotherapy are developing self-awareness not to focus on thinking or acting differently as this development grows organically out of self-awareness. If we wish to develop we need to understand and respect the private logic and patterns that encourage and discourage our wellbeing and the human needs that are being met through our patterns. When we have reached a place of respect and acceptance towards ourselves can core development take place.
Our dreams contain a mass of information that are nuggets of knowledge, skills, attributes, feeling and creativity that may be overlooked as they are wrapped in code and create a foundation for organic development.
This talk will visit some key Gestalt concepts and work experientially using Helen McLean’s model of the dream process.
Please, could you bring a written note of one of your dreams (even a tiny snippet can be worked with). If you don’t have a dream accessible, please bring a written paragraph explaining your favourite scene in a movie/tv show. Gestalt process always begins with working with our own material before we use these processes with a client, so please do not bring material that belongs to a client or another third party. Everybody will have the opportunity to work through this process with a colleague.
If anybody is interested please contact Suffolk Association for Counselling (SAC) to book.
Please note this training is limited to a maximum of 18 people, please keep an eye out for similar and other training courses that I will be running.