Gestalt and parts therapy
This one-day course is open to qualified hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and NLP master practitioners.
During the day, we will be discussing some of the concepts and philosophies behind Gestalt therapy and discovering how Gestalt interventions can be utilised within your own therapeutic modality.
The essence of Gestalt therapy is being in the here and now - we are only able to experience the past or the future in the now, so therefore only the present moment is of any significance; in this way, it is very similar to many techniques for mindfulness.
As a therapy, Gestalt can help clients deal with avoidance, repressed issues, and 'stuckness'; the goal of therapy is for the client to slow down and experience their world in order to gain self-awareness of what they are experiencing and doing. Through this awareness, they can then gain greater choice and self-understanding that they are responsible for their own thought processes and behaviours as they become more self-reliant and less dependant on others. Gestalt and hypnotherapy are natural partners; using some of the techniques of Gestalt therapy with hypnosis can enable your client to slow down their thinking so that they can begin to understand the holistic nature of their current experience, and create greater self-awareness and choice.
From the modality of Gestalt, we can explore the concept of 'parts' - disowned and fragmented aspects of self which can cause dissonance and internal conflict. Through interventions from NLP and hypnotherapy, we can discover how these parts can be re-aligned and re-integrated into self, to create a sense of congruence and wholeness.
Course fee includes a course manual and light buffet lunch, together with morning and afternoon refreshments.
We like to keep our courses small, and this course is limited to just five delegates; please book early to avoid disappointment.
Joanna Taylor is a UKCP Accredited Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapist, an Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, an Approved Supervisor and an INLPTA Certified Trainer. She is a Fellow of the National Hypnotherapy Society and an international speaker. She has had a number of articles on stress and burnout published in dental and veterinary journals.