Mariah Fenton Gladis,
founder/director of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training for more than three decades, leads workshops and trainings around the U.S. and in Europe. Mariah is recognized for the sensitive and creative way she practices the art of Gestalt.
"Many people ask me how to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being," says Mariah Fenton Gladis. "I advise them to arrive already loved." What does that mean? It means the essential foundation of being loved is to first love yourself. That doesn’t mean a narcissistic pride, preoccupation with self, or conceit. It does mean that the inner life taking place in your body is a comfortable, loving, compassionate, and enjoyable place to be. It is a home to which you can always turn to receive your own solace, support, and unconditional acceptance.
If you’re “feint of heart,” you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. You feint this way and that, preserving the status quo instead of moving past obstacles. This workshop is not for the feint of heart — nor the faint of heart. It’s for people who have a passionate commitment to creating healthy relationships within healthy lives.