CPD Event – Saturday 27th June & 11th July 2020
Contact in a Virtual World
With Dave Mann & Anne Pettit
In this exciting and thought-provoking workshop, we will explore contact in relational gestalt over the course of two virtual experiences on Zoom. Dave and Anne will draw upon their rich mix of knowledge and experience of gestalt theory and practice. Together we will explore how we make contact in these unprecedented times, the impact of the current situation on our practice and our process of meaning-making. In the true spirit of gestalt the workshop will be experiential with solid theoretical underpinning.
“…it is the contact that is the simplest and first reality.” (Perls, Hefferline, Goodman,
To allow for group interaction and experiential learning the workshop will be limited to 8 places.
DATE/S Saturday 27th June & Saturday 11th July 2020 on Zoom
TIMINGS 1 – 2.30pm with half hour break at noon.
COST £75 for each workshop.
CANCELLATIONS 50% refund before 13th June, no refund thereafter.
Anne Pettit is a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor (UKCP reg.) and Trainer and is the founding
director of Gestalt Centre Wales. She has extensive experience in both NHS and Private Practice where she sees individuals, facilitates groups and alongside a Supervisory Practice also co-ordinates Training and CPD events.
Dave Mann MSc, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Dip Supervision is a Training and
Supervising Member of The Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (UK) and a director of Gestalt Birmingham. Dave delivers training for several Psychotherapy Training Institutes and supervises extensively. He is author of ‘Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points & Techniques’ (Routledge, 2010)
To reserve a place please forward payment by BACS to:
Account Number: 60737700
Sort Code: 60 20 15
CPD Event – Saturday 25th July 2020
Gestalt Creativity Online
With Sandra Boden & Rod London
During this workshop we offer you the opportunity to join in exploring ideas for working creatively with clients on Zoom.
This workshop will include:
A brief overview of Gestalt Theory/principles for working creatively
Essential guidance in building the groundwork and establishing consensus for creative work
Pacing and grading for optimum effectiveness
Utilising online medium creatively – focusing on Zoom but relevant to many other platforms
Using the client’s environment to explore the client’s life situation sensitively, creatively, and playfully
This workshop will include large and break out group discussions with supportive direction and teaching. It will also be an opportunity for you to connect with other practitioners.
“…the goal is always learning – slowing down, and deepening experience in the service of new understanding and new possibilities for more flexible and effective response. “
Wheeler & Axelsson: Gestalt Therapy, 2015
To allow for group interaction and experiential learning spaces will be limited.
DATE Saturday 25th July 2020, via Zoom
TIMINGS 9am – 1.30pm with half hour break
CANCELLATIONS Full refund if the workshop is cancelled
Sandra Boden and Rod London are UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers and are core trainers at Gestalt Birmingham. Between them they have extensive experience in NHS, education and public sectors, and Private Practice where they see individuals, couples and facilitate groups. They also run Supervisory Practices and provide Consultancy, Training and CPD events.
To reserve a place please email, and make payment by BACS to:
R. London, Account Number: 1354610108 Sort Code: 07-01-16
CPD Event – March 2021
Uncultivated Certainty: Knowledge, Truth and the Limits of Uncertainty
With Chris O'Malley
What’s wrong with certainty, the poor relation of its popular polarity, uncertainty? Why do we shy away from embracing and talking of our certainty, lacking confidence to name it in our gestalt clinical work? Where is our Creative Indifference without access to certainty? Are we ashamed of certainty; is it linked in our minds to abuse of power and privilege? Is certainty hidden, taken for granted and what is certainty as something to work with?
Can it be that, as Wittgenstein would tell us, certainty is in a different category to knowledge and is as such unburdened by issues of right and wrong, or that it is the ‘perceptual faith’ of which Merleau-Ponty speaks?
In the workshop, Certainty will be exhumed from its early grave and reinstated to its place as a living, embodied quality with a vital role to play in the presence-ing of ourselves and our clients.