How our use of social media can increase our experience of feeling isolated and lonely. We can use social media to stay connected by spreading the word about opportunities to meet in person.
We have wonderful news to share! Through the generosity of Paul Matthews and Maria Cardamone Matthews, we are establishing an educational and congregational organization in the evolving lineage of Richard Price.
Maria and Paul have provided us a meeting place dedicated to gestalt practice, in the hills above Aptos, California. Their support offers us long-term stability to firmly establish and disseminate this work and sustain ourselves in the process.
Early in the new year, you will receive details of our upcoming programs. From congregational afternoons to long-term groups, we intend to offer a variety of opportunities for the study and development of gestalt practice.
So many of us benefited from the teaching of Richard Price. What we learned from him continues to serve us and evolve through us. It is our privilege and deep desire to nurture the exploration he began.
Your participation is key to the success of this new venture. We hope that you will take your place in this circle as we transplant our practice to new ground.
With excitement and deep gratitude,
Christine Price, Dorothy Charles,
Steve Harper & Steve Waldrip
Below is a video of Brene Brown giving a presentation at Ted Talks, discussing shame and vulnerability, as only she can. I hope its useful to you.
I admire Brene a great deal. She has very simple and compelling ways of talking about both shame and vulnerability. Exploring these emotions is central to healing and developing a sense of belonging. In a Gestalt group of kind and helpful people, our most shameful experiences, can be held with love and compassion which can lead to growth and healing. The compassion and understanding of one person is healing; that compassion multiplied by the number of group members is much greater than the sum of the parts.
The issue of shame comes up so often in group. We all have it, its hard to tolerate the feeling, and finding safe places to express and explore it is not easy. Brene Brown’s work on shame has had a powerful effect on how I’ve come to work with, and discuss this often debilitating emotion.