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Therapist & counsellor training

Collaborative Training for counsellors, psychotherapists, Gestalt Therapists, and Non-violent communicators

Sep 282012

Gestalt Assisted Collaborative-Inquiry
4 Days

In this special workshop for professional counsellors and therapists we will plumb the depths of therapeutic democracy in a mutually configured field of shared meaning and intent. The group will find a launching statement from the emergent needs of the group’s members and refine a series of research cycles into it. Perhaps, how to build a relationship with the Eternal Thou, or ‘working with the spirit of the between’. This will be a gentle dip into the co-creative waters of relational spirituality and inquiry. Dr G. A. Lahood draws from his work as an anthropologist; transpersonal theorist, gestalt therapist and a relational co-inquirer to give therapists a useful training experience of transformational research in action. (see article).

Sep 282012

Trans-Personal Research for Gestalt Therapists
4 days

In this workshop we will work with a relaxed, re-evaluated and relational model of transpersonal psychology to explore how get support both for ourselves and for our clients from spiritual and subtle sources. The group will explore a provisional map of varied transpersonal events through the power of imagination coupled with semi-structured experiments. A more relational and gestalt cosmos is envisioned in this work with perception as the figure of a dynamic or gnostic ground. The theistic/relational traditions long repressed in transpersonal psychology are also validated along with the monistic holisms from the East. New Age beliefs are also explored for their potential integrative problems. After a two-day initiatory period the group will manifest its own experiments based on emerging collective and individual needs and interests. The Gestalt awareness and Buddhist mindfulness practices, both of which promote reflexivity, a reframing and reflecting mind are central to the practice of relational co-inquiry.