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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.

Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Mar 22 - 27 Begins in 2 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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Gestalt Practice and Cortical Field Re-Education: Developing Emotional and Somatic Resources

May 24 - 29 Begins in 5 months
with Dorothy Charles & Patrice Hamilton

Increasing awareness of our somatic sense of self provides new options for developing more effective psychological and physical patterns. This experiential workshop blends the slow, developmental movement of Cortical Field Reeducation with individual and group Gestalt work to address how habitual, unconscious beliefs and behaviors formed early in life lead to habitual ways of responding that limit life experience.

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Work Study - Relational Gestalt Practice

Oct 25 - Nov 22 Begins in 10 months
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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