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Compassion

Compassion and Gestalt Therapy There is much written about growth and change that speaks to our desire to be different to how we are - to be better than we are, to be more than we are; because deep down we feel 'damaged', unworthy, left wanting somehow. But this is what I've learnt over many [...]

By | 2017-09-06T22:44:25+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Gestalt Spiritual Direction, Gestalt Therapy|0 Comments

The Story Behind the ‘Opening to Grace’ Retreats

Why an "Opening to Grace" Christian Retreat? As an experienced Gestalt Therapist I have long held a desire to integrate Gestalt therapy with spirituality, particularly from a contemplative Christian perspective, and to offer a new style of Christian Retreat.   We call this new synthesis Transformational Gestalt and the main thrust of this contemplative perspective is working with [...]

By | 2017-12-07T01:10:30+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Gestalt Spiritual Direction|0 Comments

Equine Assisted Experiences Peakgrove Solutions

Mindfulness and the wise horse In equine assisted experiences, certain characteristics of horses are used to facilitate changes in perceptions of self and others, as well as the formation of new skills and approaches that can be taken into daily life. Horses are intensely social beings and exhibit a range of behaviours including those related to leadership, [...]

By | 2017-07-14T00:01:42+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gestalt Therapy defined by Britannica

Gestalt Therapy as Defined by Encyclopaedia Britannica Gestalt therapy, a humanistic method of psychotherapy that takes a holistic approach to human experience by stressing individual responsibility and awareness of present psychological and physical needs. Frederick (“Fritz”) S. Perls, a German-born psychiatrist, founded Gestalt therapy in the 1940s with his wife, Laura. Perls was trained in [...]

By | 2017-08-30T23:34:32+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Empty Chair Technique

Gestalt Therapy - Empty Chair Technique Gestalt therapy focuses on you as a whole, interconnected with your environment, relationships and experiences. Emphasis is placed on the here and now, rather than what was, might be, or should be. The goal of gestalt therapy is to help you become aware of what you are doing and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T00:10:17+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments