Terrigal Gestalt Institute


We are an independent Gestalt therapy, training, and healing organisation based on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

Our professional, personal and spiritual development programs have been crafted to provide you with compassion and support throughout your learning and healing experience.

Grounded in the Gestalt approach and contemplative practice, our therapy and retreat programs, individual and group sessions,  flow naturally from a synthesis of transpersonal healing practice underpinned with heart-centred Gestalt practice.

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Dinah Eades Buchanan

TGI Director & Retreat Facilitator

Our Aim

Our aim is to inspire our clients and participants to access and develop their own unique creativity and wisdom, enriched by an unfolding growth journey of depth and compassion.

Our services include:

Our Next Event

‘Opening to Grace’

A Transformational Gestalt Healing Retreat

A 3 day Retreat combining Gestalt therapy with spiritual companioning as a way of entering a sacred healing space – an invitation to healing and wholeness.  The framework of Gestalt offers a vital and enriching backdrop to this healing work. Take some time out to share with us in this profound healing space. Deepen your faith and share with others as we ‘Open to Grace’. This Retreat is open to all faith journeys – all are welcome.

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Our Offerings

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Gestalt for Healing

Our Opening to Grace healing Retreats provide an opportunity to come together to create a sacred space for healing, transformation and growth.You will experience the Transformational Gestalt approach which combines Gestalt Therapy & contemplative spirituality. Retreats are open to those in professional helping roles and anyone interested in healing and growth work through a spiritual lens. All spiritual faiths and beliefs are welcome and honoured in a spirit of deep community.

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Individual Sessions

Individual Gestalt therapy, Gestalt Spiritual Direction, and Clinical Supervision sessions with Dinah are available Wednesday to Saturday.

Sessions are conducted within the foundational framework of Gestalt practice, with a focus on creativity and experimentation to help bring awareness and insight. Dinah’s practice has a relational focus, grounded in a passion to share this life’s journey with others in a deep and profound way.

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Professional Gestalt

TGI currently offers a personalised online Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy Course. This is a personally tailored individual program designed to introduce practicing clinicians to the Gestalt modality, so that it can be integrated into existing practice. The program consists of individual teaching and mentoring skype sessions with PDF study material (Unit Guides / Readings / Handouts) delivered in six modules. You will be able to tailor this course to your own needs, and journey at your own pace, over a two year period.

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This Prospectus outlines the online Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy program currently offered by Terrigal Gestalt Institute. This Professional Development online course has been developed to introduce practicing clinicians to an overview of the Gestalt modality, so that it can be integrated into existing practice. The course is personally tailored for each participant and delivered as a combination of skype teaching and mentoring sessions, PDF teaching units, Readings and Handouts, and experiential tasks, over the duration of an individually tailored program (within a two year period).


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