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The Power of Relational Approach in Professional Work – Basics of Gestalt Therapy, Helsinki

Pitkään odotettu hahmopsykoterapian menetelmäkurssi toteutetaan nyt ensimmäistä kertaa Suomessa! Koulutus on suunnattu mm. eri viitekehysten psykoterapeuteille ja muille asiakastyötä tekeville sosiaali- ja terveydenhoitoalan ammattilaisille, työnohjaajille, coacheille jne.

Hahmo- eli gestalt-terapia on suhdekeskeinen, kokonaisvaltainen ja kokemukseen perustuva psykoterapian muoto, joka korostaa mm. kehotietoisuutta ja välitöntä dialogista kontaktia asiakkaan ja terapeutin välillä. Koulutuksen tavoitteena on antaa osallistujille helposti omaan työhön sovellettavissa olevaa teoreettista ja kokemuksellista tietoa hahmoterapian perusteista. Ei edellytä aiempia hahmoterapian opintoja. Kouluttajina kansainvälisesti tunnustetut johtavat gestalt-psykologian kouluttajat Michela Gecele (psykiatri, Gestalt-psykoterapeutti, Torino, Italy) ja Beatrix Wimmer (psykologi, Gestalt-psykoterapeutti Wien, Austria). Koulutus on englanninkielinen ja sen toteuttaa Helsingin seudun kesäyliopisto yhteistyössä Suomen Hahmoterapia ry kanssa.

Ilmoittautumiset 18.4. alkaen – 17.6.2018 mennessä.

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Seminar 1: 6.–8.8. Mon–Wed 9:00–16:00 (Beatrix Wimmer and Michela Gecele)
Seminar 2: 13.–15.9. Thu–Sat 9:00–16:00 (Beatrix Wimmer)
Seminar 3: 15.–17.11.Thu–Sat 9:00–16:00 (Michela Gecele)
Seminar 4: 15.–17.3.2019 Fri–Sun (Michela Gecele)

Content and objectives: This education is designed to give participants basic knowledge and experience of Gestalt Therapy. Gestalt Therapy is a relational, holistic, and experiential form of psychotherapy. It emphasises dialogue as a direct contact between therapist and client, body awareness as a healing process, and relationality. The theoretical framework include field theory, phenomenology and  subject-to-subject -dialogue. In practice, gestalt therapy approaches the world from here-and-now -perspective: the world is experienced, not just learned in a conceptual manner. Gestalt Therapy can be seen as a way to deepen one’s relation to her professional field, self and the world. The basic principles of it can be readily taken to use in any client work once they are experienced and assimilated. The aim of the education is to learn to be an instrument to work with your clients. This may include deepening and sharpening your contact with you clients, and your environment in general by finding ways to experience the reality in a more direct manner, get deeper, more satisfying contacts in professional situations, sharpen and deepen your bod awareness in relation with your client.

The seminars are based on experiential learning, mixing theory and practice. The practical part can be carried out in different sizes of practicing groups during the seminars as well as in meetings of peer groups between the seminars. The preliminary structure of the course will be as follows (however, the structure is not a rigid one and, as we work in a circular way, considering different topics together and going deeper and deeper in them as the course unfolds). Estimated extend of the course is 20 credits.

Seminar 1:  The basic experiential therapy: In this seminar we will practice the basics of experiential psychotherapy, and learn some of the central theoretical concepts of Gestalt Therapy. We will be focusing on the phenomena and problems we are facing in our everyday practice, and the ways the Gestalt methodology can be used to meet them. The theory will be learned in both conceptual and experiential manner. The aim is to start to experience (during and after the seminar) a more aware and effective modality to stay with the client.

Seminar 2: Self and body as processes: In this seminar we will continue the basic relational theory, understood as a holistic process, and the process of being in the world. We will experiment our ways of contacting the world, the power of presence, and our power to modify our life and our context. We will consider the basic human ways to creatively adapt with our environment, according to the theory of Gestalt Therapy - how to recognise the diseases of our time, and how to relate with them in client work.

Seminar 3: Relationality as a therapeutic tool: In this seminar we learn to take a wider look into the therapy situation - how we relate to our clients, how they relate to their world of experience, and how this forms a field that functions as a base for any client work. Also, we aim to address the social context within therapy work and learn ways to offer the clients ways to find a wider and more accurate view of their own situation.

Seminar 4: Equal dialogue and experiencing as therapeutic tools, ending the education: In this seminar, we learn in more detail about experiential method and subject-to-subject -dialogue in the relevant context, and how to use this in client work. We will also look into the problems typical for our contemporary environment. The seminar will deepen and augment the theoretical and practical knowledge attained during the earlier seminars.

The training is organized in co-operation with Suomen Hahmoterapia ry.

Target group: Health care, mental health and social work professionals, who do client work. Earlier experience of Gestalt Therapy is not required. Participants are asked to fill in a motivation letter when registrating for the course. Please see the online registration form.

Teachers: Leading experts on Gestalt Psychology: Michela Gecele, psychiatrist and psychotherapist (Torino, Italy) and Beatrix Wimmer, psychologist and Gestalt therapist (Wien, Austria)