Tribal Ground Study Circle
An In-Depth Program in Gestalt Practice and Related Approaches
In the Tradition of Richard Price
Christine Price and Dorothy Charles
With Steve Waldrip, Gail Stewart, and Guest Teachers
January 11-17, 2014
Many of us who learned gestalt practice with Richard Price had the good fortune to do so through intensive residential programs, communal exploration, and personal practice. Times have changed but the value of the work we learned continues. We would like to extend these teachings to a circle of students who have significant interest and are ready to devote time to an ongoing study program.
Rather than having a single, closed group of students, we are envisioning a variety of overlapping circles designed to meet the varied interests and levels of commitment within our student community. Some students may be primarily motivated by a need for self-care and an interest in self-discovery. Others may be focused on building relationships and a sense of community as they use this approach. Students looking for a professional integration may want concentrated involvement that includes supervision and consultation. Some courses will be open to all study circle students; some will be designated for core groups pursuing specific interests, experience, and levels of commitment.
If a committed course of study and participation in the Gestalt Practice tradition is of interest to you, here are next steps:
- Get more information at one of our Q&A meetings. You can sign up for a conference call on October 14 at 6:30PM Pacific time or come to a meeting in Larkin Valley on November 3 where we will do some practice in addition to Q&A.
- Complete your prerequisites by attending the necessary courses listed below.
- Request an application. The application itself will be preparation for the January workshop.
- Register for the “Initiation” workshop, which will be held January 11-17, 2014 in Aptos, CA.
Application and tuition for this meeting is $750. Applications and deposits received by December 1, 2013 will receive a $50 discount. A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is due with the application. To pay this application fee now, please use the Paypal button below. This program is nonresidential. Information on local housing options will be sent at registration or on request. We will facilitate contact between applicants who wish to share housing.
Although this workshop is open only to those who have a serious interest in a long-term course of study, it is presented as an exploration for both students and teachers to determine if what we are offering is a good match for you. Those who choose to continue will be expected to make a firm commitment to the course of study we mutually create. We are designing the workshop so that those who do not choose to continue will leave having taken a refreshing dive into the gestalt tradition with teachers who have devoted themselves to awareness practice.
Students are welcome to work primarily with one teacher, but we encourage all study circle participants to broaden their base by exploring a range of approaches formative to Gestalt Practice with a variety of core faculty and guest teachers. For some levels of participation, these adjunct studies will be required. We are coordinating programs with Steve Harper, Andrea Juhan, Patrice Hamilton, Susan Harper, and others.
Everyone applying to the Study Circle program must have a baseline of work with either Dorothy or Chris in order to attend the January meeting. Candidates must have competed at least one of the following:
~ A 5 day Gestalt Awareness Practice Workshop (Esalen or elsewhere)
~ An Introduction to GAP plus an Open Seat Intensive [Both groups are available in December 2013; Find information here]
~ A 5 day workshop (Esalen or elsewhere)
~ Evening Group Series (Aptos) [Available starting October 17, 2013; Find information here]
~ In-house Gestalt Study group (Esalen)
~ Work scholar month (Esalen)
To complete prerequisites between now and January, register for the available programs. Use the links above for more information on those options.
For further assistance and information or to request an application, contact Tribal Ground administrative assistant, Rudi Price-Waldrip.
Download Study Circle sample curriculum