Using the arts in therapeutic work – a gestalt approach

Date(s) - 21/04/2018 - 22/04/2018
All Day


Continuing Professional Development

Using The Arts In Therapeutic Work:

                     A Gestalt Approach

Sat/Sun April 21-22     2018  (12 hours cpd)

This ‘hands on’  arts workshop  led by Gestalt psychotherapist Jon Blend MA caters for counsellors, psychotherapists and others working in the caring professions. Incorporating arts methods in therapeutic work offers another vehicle for change that fosters self-expression,  aids exploration of conflict and enhances wellbeing. The course draws inspiration from the  projective arts approach of  Gestalt therapist Dr. Violet Oaklander and the Lifemusic practice of composer Dr. Rod Paton.  It may also interest those seeking to explore their relationship with creativity and/or play. We will focus on working  with clay, sand tray and music making .

Course content  includes  ‘live demonstrations, experiential work  and  discussion.     

By the end of the course participants will:

* Understand the power of the arts to communicate deep feelings.

* Be familiar with working with image and metaphor

* Have some practical skills suitable for engaging clients in  a therapeutic process using the arts.

Cost: £175

Payment methods: by cheque, payable to Manchester Gestalt Centre, or through the website using PayPal. Refunds will only be given if for any reason we are unable to offer you a place or if the workshop is cancelled. Also send in a paragraph or two about yourself and your interest in this workshop, plus your contact details and email address.


Bookings are closed for this event.