Work Study: Relational Gestalt Practice
October 25, 2015 – November 22, 2015

Living a full and connected life requires our capacity to feel and to make use of our emotional experience. Much of the alienation and separation that occurs in our relationships and family life is the result of the fear of feelings. We disconnect from our emotional life when we are afraid of being overwhelmed, humiliated, or perceived as weak or inadequate, only to pay the price later in isolation, anxiety, and depression.

Our relationships improve and deepen as a result of our ability to feel at ease with our own feelings and to be present with the feeling of others. In this workshop led by Dorothy Charles, we will create a safe and supportive environment in which our emotions can be met with curiosity, interest, and acceptance. The format will​ combine Gestalt Process, small group work, dyadic awareness exercises, discussion, and opportunities for individual work with the leader.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs.

Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

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  1. I am curious about the number of available seats left in the October Work Study month with Dorothy Charles. I just had a radical life change & have been a member of the Esalen community, both attending courses and teaching on the movement schedule for a few years. I have done a work study month before, and know it is the perfect place to be when you are in transition. I think knowing more about Gestalt is a key component in whatever is next for me. I currently do not have the funds for the month, but if there is space I am open to seeing if I can somehow come up with the money. Thank you.

    • Hi Serra,
      Thank you for your interest in the group. Mary Anne Will is the coordinator of the program and she handles the applications. Please contact her to find out if she is accepting applications. I hope it works out!

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