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Mandalas Gestalt Art Therapy approach ZOOM

Until you discover your center... you will feel lost..

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Mandalas Gestalt Art Therapy approach ZOOM
Mandalas Gestalt Art Therapy approach ZOOM

Time & Location

02 sept 2023, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT+10

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About the event

 Registrants can obtain their CPD /OPD hours (non-endorsed activities)

AASW CPD hours

ACA OPD hours

PACFA CPD hours

 MANDALAS a Gestalt Art Therapy approach

“My mandalas were cryptograms about the state of the self that presented itself to me each new day… I kept them as precious stones…. It was becoming more and more clear that the Mandala was the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation. ”

                             Memories, Dreams, and Reflections. CG Jung

 THE SACRED ROUND: Carl Jung's Patient Mandalas

“The Sacred Round: Carl Jung's Patient Mandalas” was the first exhibition of forty patient-created mandalas by Swiss psychoanalyst C.G. Jung, which was on view at the Oglethorpe University Art Museum from February 5 to May 6, 2012. The exhibit was courtesy of C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland

Workshop objectives:

Creating mandalas can indeed have therapeutic benefits and promote relaxation and well-being. Mandalas are intricate and symmetrical patterns that often originate from spiritual and cultural practices, particularly in Hinduism and Buddhism. In recent years, they have been adopted in various therapeutic settings due to their potential psychological benefits.

- The artistic techniques involved in creating mandalas using a wide range of artistic materials.

- Investigate and experiment with the creation of mandalas and the process in the Gestalt Art therapy session.

- Have the opportunity to practice with this tool, because when you draw or paint your own mandala, you are making a portrait of your unconscious self in a particular moment in your life, and when you carefully observe your creation, it can provide an amazing insight in a deep level (Susanne F Fincher)

- Learn how to present this art tool to your clients

- Discover the spiritual transformative power of the mandala

- You will be able to offer options to the client to communicate in a new language. Mandala work provides a space where clients can reproduce their inner world in a safe and relaxed way.

- Practice with the integration of polarities using Mandalas.

- Investigate more about Symbols, Archetypes, and the Collective Unconscious.

· If you are a professional working with clients, during this online workshop, participants will understand how to work with Mandalas, in a Gestalt art therapy approach.

· Working with mandalas with a Gestalt approach will help the participants to understand not the "why" but the "what for" and the "how" during the creation and understanding of the Mandala.

"Here and Now" will give participants valuable awareness during this amazing process of working with the Mandalas.

· This workshop is "practical" - this means that the importance is the practice, the moment, and the experience. We will present theories but the goal is practical.

No previous experience with mandalas in Gestalt Therapy, or in Psychology, Therapy, or Art is necessary.

This workshop will not be recorded because it will be experiential "Here and now". So there will be no later access to the contents.

Creating mandalas can indeed be therapeutic from a Gestalt therapy perspective, especially when working with trauma, depression, and anxiety. Gestalt therapy focuses on promoting self-awareness, personal growth, and integrating various aspects of oneself. Mandalas, with their intricate patterns and circular structure, can serve as a powerful tool for self-expression and healing. Here's how they can be therapeutic:

  • Expression of Emotions: Mandalas provide a non-verbal and creative outlet for expressing emotions that might be difficult to put into words. When creating a mandala, individuals can channel their feelings, whether it's pain, sadness, or anxiety, into the colors, shapes, and patterns they choose. 
  • Mindfulness and Grounding: The process of creating a mandala requires focused attention and concentration. This mindfulness practice can help individuals become more present in the moment and grounded in their immediate experience. This is especially helpful for individuals dealing with anxiety, as it can redirect their attention away from worrying thoughts. 
  • Symbolic Representation: In Gestalt therapy, symbols hold significant meaning. Mandalas can serve as a symbolic representation of one's inner world and the different parts of oneself. As the mandala takes shape, it can mirror the different aspects of the creator's personality and emotions, leading to insights and self-discovery.
  • Integration and Wholeness: The circular and balanced nature of mandalas can symbolize the concept of wholeness and integration in Gestalt therapy. By working with the different elements of the mandala, individuals can explore and integrate the fragmented parts of themselves, which is particularly relevant when addressing trauma and depression.
  • Control and Empowerment: Creating mandalas provides a sense of control and agency. Individuals can choose colors, shapes, and patterns that resonate with them, giving them a sense of empowerment over their creative process. This can counter feelings of helplessness often associated with trauma and depression.
  • Catharsis and Release: Engaging in creative expression, like creating mandalas, can facilitate catharsis – a release of pent-up emotions and tension. For those dealing with trauma, depression, or anxiety, this release can be therapeutic and provide relief.
  • Safe Exploration: Mandalas offer a contained space for exploration and experimentation. In Gestalt therapy, a safe and contained environment is crucial for individuals to explore their inner experiences at their own pace, which can be especially important when addressing trauma.
  • Metaphor and Transformation: The process of creating a mandala mirrors the process of personal growth and transformation. Starting from a blank canvas and gradually building the mandala symbolizes the journey of self-discovery and change – a central theme in Gestalt therapy.

Workshop information:

When: September 2nd, 2023

Time: 4 pm to 6 pm (Brisbane- Australian time)  AEST- Australian Eastern Standard Time. UTC/GMT +10 hours. See here time converter https://24timezones.com/difference

Cost:

Gestalt Art Therapy Club members

Participation: $95Aud

Click here to pay by Credit card (Paypal) Promo Members Offer $80

General participants

Click here to pay by Credit card (Paypal) Participation: $110Aud

Any questions please contact us.

gestaltarttherapy@gmail.com

Workshop REGISTRATION HERE

We are not registered for GST

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Silver members: $40 per year

Gold Members: $60 per year

Membership is from one year, until December 31, 2023.

Payments with PayPal have platform commissions applied.

System: Zoom (After registration and payment you will receive the link for your participation)

System and Materials you will need for the workshop participation:

System: Zoom (After your registration you will receive the link so you can access the day of the event)

Connection system and materials that you will need to have available on the day of the workshop:

- Internet connection, a computer, tablet, or phone, with access to a webcam and microphone.

- Have the Zoom program or APP installed and be registered@

- One A4 Paper to write and/or draw

- A pen, colored markers, or crayons.

- One A4 black Black sheet 

- Gel pen white or white pastel pencil

- Rock (flat as possible)

- Some acrylic paints (we will use a small amount) 

- Paper or plastic plate

- Fine brush or cotton sticks or chopsticks

- Ruler

- Something to create a circulo (a cup or a bowl, etc.)

- Once the registration is paid, we will send you a link with access to Mandala's material, which you can print to have ready for the day of the workshop.

- Camera or cell phone to take a picture of your creation to be shared with the participants.

Read Policy cancelation and Participation conditions in the "Event Policy"

This workshop will be “hands-on” and will not be recorded.

More information:

Gestaltarttherapycentre@gmail.com

Payment Methods: Ask us for Bank details, Please see here for information related to Refunds and cancellation policy. In the situation that there is not a minimum number of participants and the organizers decide to cancel the event, they will offer to transfer the payment to another future event or the refund of the payment made by each participant will be offered. In payments and refunds via PayPal, commissions will be applied by Paypal of 3%, also the commission will be discounted from the payment received, in each refund. 

Online workshops:

If you cancel your participation less than 24 hours before the day of the workshop, there is no refund or credit forfeiting the payment you would have made to participate in the workshop. If you do not have the necessary materials to participate in the workshop, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate. In each event you will be able to read the list of materials required for each workshop on the website and also in the emails we send you, these materials may be similar, although it is necessary to have them. If you cancel your participation in the workshop due to not having the necessary materials, the payment you would have made to participate will not be refunded. Participating in our events means that you accept all these conditions.

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