CE Hours: 14
Gestalt Relational Constellations offers an exploration of personal issues through direct embodied experience and right-brain holistic imagery. It is a powerful approach shining a light on background dynamics, highlighting attachment, belonging, and identifications that are often out of awareness, yet influence our forming of goals and life choices.
Gestalt Relational Constellations is rooted in the Gestalt values of authentic contact, attuned support, dialogue, creativity, experiment and a meaning-making process that is fully client focused. Systemic Constellations work, pioneered by Bert Hellinger, originated as a more directive, trans-generational, phenomenological, therapeutic intervention with roots in family systems work as well as in the ancestral rituals of the Zulu people. Through a process of Gestalt-based experiment, inquiry and dialogue that is synthesized with Systemic Constellations work we offer a process that can support work in opening “stuck places” in our clients’ lives, as well as in our own.
In this workshop, using live demonstrations and cases presented by participants, we will explore the potential for synergy of these two powerful approaches. Our workshop goal will be collaboration between facilitators and participants as we articulate together the terms of this opportunity for reflective synergy, potentially adding power to each approach. Cases may be drawn from both work and family settings, exploring both large and small system dynamics.
Gordon Wheeler, PhD, A licensed clinical psychologist with a long experience of practice, organizational consulting, and coaching, he teaches and trains widely around the world. Gordon is author or editor of more than a dozen books and over a hundred articles in the field. His work is noted for integrating the Gestalt tradition with relational psychology, with a special focus on lifelong development and education, early childhood, and issues of evolutionary neuropsychology, individualism, gender, culture and values, intersubjectivity, and the dynamics of intimacy and shame.
Nancy Lunney Wheeler, MA, served for 30 years as Programs Director of Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where she organized some 15000 courses taught by over 5000 teachers over the years. She continues to serve Esalen as Senior Advisor to Programs and Communications.
Friday 9:00am-1:00pm; 2:30pm-6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm; 2:30pm-6:00pm
Fee if registered before February 22: $245