“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”

Marianne Williamson (‘A Return To Love’)


Equine workshops_Image_3Equine workshops Peakgrove Equine Assisted Workshops

A really powerful Gestalt experience!   Facilitated by Joanne Byrnes (a TGI Graduate)


VENUE:  Peakgrove, Yass River,  45 mins from Canberra

COST: variable – weekend packages available

CONTACT: Joanne Byrnes   0428 172 011   




colourDesigning Creative Experiments

 A highly experiential workshop exploring how to work more effectively and spontaneously with your clients.   

DATE:      August 1st & 2nd  2015

VENUE:   The Gestalt Centre, East Gosford

COST:      $280 ($250 TGI PD members)

PRESENTER: Dinah Buchanan  0439 752 710


 Japan picGESTALT EXPERIENTIAL Workshop         

   “Experience a little ‘satori’ – a Japanese approach to Gestalt”

This workshop is presented by Masa Momotake who is a well recognised Gestalt Therapist from Japan. This will be a refreshing and enriching Gestalt experience from a Japanese perspective. Jacqueline Hilton (a recent TGI Gestalt Graduate) will be assisting Masa in this workshop.

DATE:   September 2016

VENUE:   Central Coast

PRESENTER: Masa Momotake with Jacqueline Hilton assisting

To Register: Contact Jacqueline on 0409 078 145


Dinah's profile pictureCommunication & Counselling Skills Course

Weekend Course 

Dinah Buchanan  (M.Couns., Grad.Dip.GT, RGN, PACFA Registered, GANZ Clinical Member)

Dinah has  developed a Communication & Counselling Skills course in general for practitioners who want to understand Counselling Skills and learn how to connect and communicate with their clients on a deeper level. For those of you who do not have a counselling background, this overview will ‘demystify’ the communication & counselling process and provide a solid framework for a clinical session to unfold. We will also cover some basic Gestalt theory as an adjunct to communication and connection.

Dinah Buchanan is a Counsellor & Gestalt Psychotherapist and has a Masters degree in Counselling from UNE, Armidale.  Dinah has been training practitioners in communication and basic counselling techniques since 1998 and is passionate about equipping practitioners with the more tangible tools of client work.

This workshop will give you the confidence to connect more confidently with your clients whilst responding spontaneously & creatively.

  • Date:  2014
  • Venue: The Gestalt Centre, East Gosford
  • Cost: $250
  • Contact: Dinah on 0439 752 710
  • Facilitator: Dinah Buchanan


Spirituality & Gestalt

Stephen Schoen

A 3Hr Professional Development & Supervision Evening with one of the world’s leading Gestalt Therapists

Thursday 20th September 2012 – TGI Central Coast

Friday 28th September 2012 – Bondi Junction, Sydney

Stephen Schoen is a Psychiatrist who trained under Harry Stack Sullivan, Fritz Perls, Gregory Bateson, and Milton Erickson. His interest in the spiritual values of psychotherapy led to his giving seminars at the Esalen Institute, The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Naropa Institute, and the Gestalt Therapy Intitute of Cologne. A former president of the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco, he has been a training member since 1970. He maintains a private practice in San Rafael, California. His Book “Presence of Mind: Literary and Philosophical Roots of a Wise Psychotherapy” was published in 1994.

Stephen travels worldwide offering workshops and training in Europe: Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, America and now Australia. Whilst here he will be teaching and running workshops in Melbourne (at the GANZ Conference), Perth, Brisbane & Sydney.

  • Venue: TGI, Central Coast & Bondi Junction, Sydney
  • Cost: $90 ($70 Gestalt Students & Graduates)
  • Contact: Dinah on 0439 752 710

“Come and explore the depths of Connection between Spirituality and Gestalt”


 Women pic   WOMEN’S  RETREAT

A 3 day retreat exploring the issues experienced uniquely by women.  A chance to connect with other women in a safe and enriching space that will be profoundly healing and transformational.

* Counsellors and psychotherapists will be able to take part in this workshop as professional development (15 hrs) with several ‘Master classes’ during the retreat.

  • VENUE:  Somersby Estate, Central Coast, NSW
  • COST: $850 ($605 Early Bird)
  • CONTACT: Dinah on 0439 752 710 or






    • Hi Laura – are you interested in doing this weekend workshop? I can give you more info if you would like. Warm Regards Dinah (Director of Training)

  1. Hi Dinah,
    I’m interested in signing up for the Introduction to Gestalt Groupwork workshop in July, just wondering which dates it will be run.

    Thanks so much,

  2. Hi Dinah,

    I’m interested in attending the Gestalt Groupwork workshop in July, could you please let me know dates and how I apply for a place?

    Thanks so much,

    • Hi Michelle. This workshop has been postponed until early next year – just about to change the details on the website. If you’re interested in experiencing Gestalt we have the ongoing Process Group that may be useful. Alternatively the Certificate course might meet your needs (next intake March 2013). If you’d like further information give me a call on 0439 752 710. If you would like to go on our Database you’ll receive up-to-date information on TGI workshops, seminars and free Public forums.
      Warm Regards
      Director of Training TGI

  3. Hi can I be added to the database to receive information on
    TGI workshops and seminars that are run in sydney or @ weekends please.

    many thanks, Amanda