February 4-5, 2019 from 10:00am-5:00pm

Description: Gestalt Therapy as an Art Form

As Marina Abramovic shows in the artwork The Artist is Present, it is the presence of the artist from which the art work wells. The same applies to the presence of the gestalt therapist. New form springs from the co-creation in the space between therapist and client, which enables growth.

In this workshop apply the aesthetic principles of contemporary Gestalt therapy to experimenting with art inside the therapy session. We will explore the richness of the experience of being present, and more specifically the creative presence through the senses (aesthetics). We will do so using art techniques like drawing, as well as looking at and reflecting on art works, constantly connecting with the Gestalt embodied relational and present centered approach.

This workshop is recommended to student therapists, and practicing therapists, to artists who seem to bridge their aesthetic sense with therapy practice, as well as people working with others who seek to use art within their sessions. It is not necessary to have a Gestalt background to gain an insight into the aesthetic workings of Gestalt which is applicable to any practice.

Fee: Standard Rate: $450 — Early Bird Rate (register by January 14): $395
Call: 416-964-9464 x14 to register
Continuing Education (CE): 12 Hours


Toronto, ON

Open to: Registered psychotherapists

For more information, or to register, click here