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.
When we begin to expand and integrate a broader range of emotions, we move toward wholeness because the ability to experience and to express emotions is integral to the experience of aliveness. Learning to fully experience feelings and to be able to articulate them in healthy, meaningful ways enables us to have more pleasurable and fulfilling relationships.
This experiential and didactic workshop will blend individual and group Relational Gestalt work. The intention of Relational Gestalt Process is to expand emotional range by feeling, expressing, and building emotional tolerance in order to strengthen our relationships. We will experiment with tracking our emotions, learning to recognize them as signals that call for awareness and attention, rather than as something to be avoided.
Recommended reading: Yontef, Awareness Process and Dialogue; Korb, et al., Gestalt Therapy: Practice and Theory; Gestalt Legacy Project, Manual of Gestalt Practice in the Tradition of Dick Price.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/relational-gestalt-practice.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;