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Dorothy Charles

Dorothy Charles

Dorothy Charles
has been a student and teacher at Esalen since 1982. A student of Esalen cofounder Richard Price, she combines Esalen body-centered Gestalt with relational Gestalt theory, and leads workshops in Asia, Europe, and the US.

Work Study - Relational Gestalt Practice

Mar 12 - Apr 09, 2017 Begins in 2 weeks
with Dorothy Charles

Living a full and connected life requires our capacity to feel and to make use of our emotional experience. Much of the alienation and separation that occurs in our relationships and family life is the result of the fear of feelings. We disconnect from our emotional life when we are afraid of being overwhelmed, humiliated, or perceived as weak or inadequate, only to pay the price later in isolation, anxiety, and depression.

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Relational Gestalt Process: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Apr 07 - 09, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions. In order to become whole, we must discover how our experience is organized in limiting, unconscious patterns and through that process, learn how to organize our experience in new ways.

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Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Nov 26 - Dec 01, 2017 Begins in 9 months
with Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions. In order to become whole, we must discover how our experience is organized in limiting, unconscious patterns and through that process, learn how to organize our experience in new ways.

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