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detail of 12 day introductory certificate of gestalt

Gestalt foundation • 6 days #2

 

Day 1

Opening meditation

Kiirtan and silent sitting

Group introductions

Update and checkin, since previous event

Sharing of personal and professional transformation goals

Deeper overview to the Gestalt framework

• Gestalt as a way of life

• Gestalt as a practice

• Gestalt in the professional world

• Gestalt as a vehicle for relationship

Moving into experiential work

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

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

The philosophy of the obvious

Starting with simple observations, the power to go very deep

Awareness that emerges when preconceptions are bracketed

Moving into experiential work

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

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Grounding in the body

Body awareness as sensation and emotion

Body awareness in the service of connected relationship

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

Augmenting relationship

Blocks to connection

Ways to deepen connection

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

Resentment

Responsibility, resentment, and appreciation

How to cleanly deal with resentments

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

Eliciting figures with Oh Cards

Using Oh cards to highlight key figures

Working with the figures in the groupt

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

Figure continuation

Continuation of working with the figures in the group.

Moving into experiential work

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

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Question

Interactive group

Reiteration of 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

Interactive group

Evolving awareness and authentic relating

The Gestalt experiment

Balancing support and challenge

Creative use of awareness to address unfinished business

Moving into experiential work

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

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Gestalt and dreams

Gestalt applied to dreamwork

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

Gestalt and dreams continued

• Dreams brought into the here and now

• Dreams played out

Moving into experiential work

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

  • Feedback
  • Teaching points
  • Questions

Gestalt and creative process

Using creative media to highlight awareness

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

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

Large themes

Identification of issues from the field - cultural and group

Reflection on experiential work

Teaching points

Questions

Cultural issues

Working with trauma in the cultural field

Collective process to address collective unfinished business

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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