In order to become whole, we must engage in the ongoing process of discovering our own personal truth. This truth may challenge us, may even be painful, before it gives us new freedom and expands our horizons. When we choose to remain content with intellectual wisdom only, we limit ourselves and limit our relationships. When we integrate the full breadth of our emotional wisdom, we open the path toward becoming whole.
Experiencing and expressing emotions are integral to being alive. Learning to fully experience feelings and express them in healthy ways enables us to have more pleasurable and fulfilling relationships. We cannot change the past. We can change what we have come to believe about our capacity for love and belonging.
Relational Gestalt process is a holistic, process-oriented, dialogical, phenomenological, existential, and field theoretical approach to human change with the centrality of contact, awareness, and personal responsiveness and responsibility. Primacy is given to the uniqueness of the individual. In this way of working, people are viewed as an integrated whole with the innate potential of growth and mature self-expression.
This experiential and didactic workshop will blend individual and group Relational Gestalt work with the intention of finding individual truths through our felt and expressed emotions, and exploring how these truths will help strengthen our relationships to self and others. We will experiment with tracking emotions as sensations and learn to recognize them as signals calling for awareness and attention, rather than problems to be avoided.