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dom, 17 nov


Art Therapy & Gestalt

Free Event- Celebration of Yaro Starak 45 years of Gestalt Therapy Practice

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Free Event- Celebration of Yaro Starak 45 years of Gestalt Therapy Practice
Free Event- Celebration of Yaro Starak 45 years of Gestalt Therapy Practice

Time & Location

17 nov 2019, 17:00 – 20:00

Art Therapy & Gestalt, Ashgrove QLD, Australia

About the event

The Event was a success! and very emotional!

Thank you to everybody who come to Celebrate Yaro and his Legacy!

Without you, this celebration wouldn’t be possible!

Yaro dedicated almost his life supporting others, working as a Psychotherapist, leading individual and Group therapy Sessions, combining his passion with his teaching at the University of Queensland and training Gestalt Therapists, at the Gestalt Therapy Training Institute with Maria Vogt.

From the Gestalt Art Therapy centre we honour Yaro and his contribution to the Gestalt Community in Australia

Now, Yaro will be continuing teaching at the workshops in the Gestalt Art Therapy centre with his wife and Gestalt Art Therapists CAT© Gemma Garcia.

Also, Yaro will be involved in meeting professionals for Supervision and/or Therapy, and also following his passion as an artist,  and painting portraits

More info about his Art practice here

See pictures of the celebration

Come to CELEBRATE 45 years of YARO STARAK Gestalt Practice!

This is a Free Event!

Everybody who wants to connect, and celebrate with Yaro is welcome!

  • If you met Yaro many years ago, we will be happy listening your stories and memories of past journeys.

  • If you know Yaro recently, you are also welcome, together we can make a fun and emotional afternoon for Yaro!

Celebrate life, celebrate Yaro's passion for Gestalt Psycho-therapy, and Yaro's work & practice supporting others.

Even if you are not related to therapy, and if you know Yaro, you are still welcome!

During the celebration Yaro will receive a Book with contributions  related to his friendship, contributions from family, friends and colleagues. If you want to write your memories about your relationship with Yaro, it would be very nice to be included it in the book. If you know Yaro, everyone can collaborate. Yaro will be very happy reading it! please contact me to organizing this matter, Gemma Garcia:


Sunday, November 17th, 2019

From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gestalt ART Therapy Centre

2 Findlay St


Brisbane- QLD


B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip.GT.

Gestalt Psychotherapist. Gestalt Art Therapist CAT® Men leadership training Author of books on Gestalt Psychotherapy & Group facilitation Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre-Australia

He finished his undergraduate studies majoring in psychology at the University of Manitoba and later his postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He continued further studies at the University of Toronto specialising in adult education, group dynamics and supervision. After training and graduating as a Gestalt Therapy from the Toronto Gestalt Institute, he became a faculty member of the Institute for four years. He later immigrated to Australia in 1978 to lecture at the University of Queensland. Over the past twenty five years Yaro has been teaching and training various professional groups and Gestalt groups in Brisbane, Tasmania, Sydney and overseas in Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Estonia, Italy and Spain. Yaro has published and co-edited four books in Gestalt Therapy and Group Process, three training manuals and numerous articles in several international journals on group work, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy, Alternative Living, Men’s Issues and Deep Psychology. He is an accredited Values & Leadership Coach and founding member of GANZ – Gestalt Australia & New Zealand – the accrediting body of Gestalt therapy training Institutes. He is also a regular presenter at National and International Conferences.

Now his passion is Art and he is having annual Art exhibitions, also he enjoys writing monthly news at his blog "Reflections Yaro".

Please register for the event as there is a maximum of places available

We will have food, music and many memories!

*You are welcome to bring finger food to share (please write and add the ingredients for allergies information)

This is an alcohol / smoke free event

Children are welcome, accompanied by their parents / guardians

More information:

Gemma Garcia

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