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detail of 12 day introductory certificate of gestalt

Gestalt foundation • 6 days #2

 

Day 1

Group introductions

The establishment of personal context, intent, capacity, and aims

Sharing of personal and professional transformation goals

Introduction to the Gestalt framework

• The meaning of Gestalt as a concept

• The historical context of the development of Gestalt

• The 4 pillars of Gestalt

• The correlation of Gestalt and Eastern approaches - Taoism and Zen

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

The power of the present

The use of awareness as a psychological tool

Awareness as grounded in body and sensory experience

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

The use of awareness as a key to transformative change

The relationship between blocks to awareness and unfinished business

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Closing meditation

Kiirtan and silent meditation sitting.

Day 2

Opening meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Check in

  • Leftovers from yesterday
  • Reflections
  • Feelings evoked
  • Questions raised

The ingredients of authentic relationship

The basic dynamics of contact: meeting in difference.

The connection between contact and awareness

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Application to participants' transformation

Dyadic work on authentic contact

The significance of boundaries in communication

What happens at the contact boundary

Ways to achieve clarity in contact

Distinguishing feelings from thoughts

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Dyadic work on the contact boundary

How to initiate repair when connection is broken

The issue of responsibility

The significance of language as a tool for contact

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Application to participants' transformation goals

Dyadic work on the language of responsibility

The nature of I-thou relating

I thou and I it

Vertical relating as power, horizontal relating as mutuality

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Application to participants' transformation goals

Dyadic work on the I-thou

Summary

Identifying core learning themes for the day

Questions or reflections

Statements of feeling

Closing meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Day 3

Opening meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Check in

  • Leftovers from yesterday
  • Reflections
  • Feelings evoked
  • Questions raised

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Review

Core elements of awareness.

Core elements of authentic dialogue.

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Question

Gestalt as related to group process

Introduction to interactive group

The here and now, I and thou, as applied to group process

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Closing process

Reflection and acknowledgement of feelings and learning.

Summary

Identifying core learning themes for the day

Questions or reflections

Statements of feeling

Closing meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Day 4

Opening meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Check in

  • Leftovers from yesterday
  • Reflections
  • Feelings evoked
  • Questions raised

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

The nature of each person’s creative adjustment

• Personal style

• The context which shapes us

• The essential nature of knowing self

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Dyadic work on authentic contact

The significance of boundaries in communication

What happens at the contact boundary

Ways to achieve clarity in contact

Distinguishing feelings from thoughts

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Application to participants' transformation goals

Dyadic work on the contact boundary

Theories of change

A Taoist approach to fludity vs stagnancy

The paradoxical theory of change

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Dyadic work on Wu Wei and change

Interactive group

Evolving awareness and authentic relating

Summary

Identifying core learning themes for the day

Questions or reflections

Statements of feeling

Closing meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Day 5

Opening meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Check in n

  • Leftovers from yesterday
  • Reflections
  • Feelings evoked
  • Questions raised

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Further features of authentic dialogue

• Present focused

• Personal and owned

• Specific rather than generalised

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Dyadic work on authentic contact

The significance of boundaries in communication

What happens at the contact boundary

Ways to achieve clarity in contact

Distinguishing feelings from thoughts

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Dyadic work on the contact boundary

Responsibility

Existential responsibility as liberating rather than burdnesome

The Gestalt approach to responsibility

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Application to participants' transformation goals

Dyadic work on the language of responsibility

Interactive group

Evolving awareness and authentic relatining

Summary

Identifying core learning themes for the day

Questions or reflections

Statements of feeling

Closing meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Day 6

Opening meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

Check in

  • Leftovers from yesterday
  • Reflections
  • Feelings evoked
  • Questions raised

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Interactive group

Evolving awareness and authentic relatining

Reflection on experiential work

Teaching points

Questions

Field Theory

Non-linear causality

Field responsibility

Moving into experiential work

Demonstration of Gestalt principles in intrapsychic and interpersonal process and facilitation.

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Application to participants' transformation goals

Dyadic work on the language of responsibility

Summary

Identifying core learning themes for the 6 days

Questions or reflections

Statements of feeling

Closing process

Acknowledgement of experience, learning, and each other

Closing meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting.

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