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This book is for individuals who want to develop experiential skills and process model in working with groups. Here you will find numerous group facilitation examples, art therapy exercises.


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GROUP WORK by Yaro Starak

This book is for individuals who want to develop experiential skills and process models in working with groups. Here you will find numerous group facilitation examples, art therapy exercises, ideas, and experiments that will provide you, the reader, with many creative tools. Based on the author’s extensive group facilitation teaching at Universities in Canada, Europe, and Australia, as well as offering experiential group facilitation workshops all over the world, this book is an excellent and rich resource for those wishing to build and develop their group process skills.

Group Work with Art Therapy Exercises.

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Combining Gestalt therapy principles with art therapy can be a powerful and effective approach when working with groups in leadership, Gestalt Therapy, or counselling settings. Both Gestalt therapy and art therapy emphasize experiential and creative processes, making them valuable tools to foster self-awareness, personal growth, and group dynamics. 

Here's how this integrated approach can be beneficial:

  1. Enhancing self-expression: Art therapy allows group members to express themselves non-verbally, which can be particularly helpful for individuals who find it challenging to communicate their emotions or thoughts verbally. This enhances self-expression and encourages group members to share their experiences more openly.
  2. Facilitating exploration of emotions: Gestalt therapy encourages individuals to fully experience their emotions in the present moment. Art therapy can serve as a bridge to access and explore these emotions, providing a safe and creative outlet for group members to process their feelings.
  3. Promoting group cohesion: Engaging in art-making together can create a sense of camaraderie and cohesion within the group. The shared experience of creativity fosters a supportive and empathetic environment, leading to better group dynamics. ideal for businesses that want to create group cohesion.
  4. Encouraging self-awareness: Both approaches focus on self-awareness and present-moment awareness. Through art-making and Gestalt techniques, individuals can become more attuned to their feelings, behaviours, and patterns, facilitating personal growth and self-discovery.
  5. Uncovering unconscious processes: Gestalt therapy emphasizes bringing unconscious thoughts and behaviours into awareness. Art therapy can help reveal underlying emotions and conflicts that group members may not be fully aware of, allowing for deeper exploration and understanding.
  6. Addressing resistance and barriers: Group members may encounter resistance or defensive mechanisms during the therapeutic process. Art therapy provides an alternative avenue for exploring these barriers and can help individuals move past resistance more effectively.
  7. Developing problem-solving skills: Art-making and Gestalt techniques encourage creative problem-solving and new perspectives. Group members can apply these skills to challenges both within the group and in their personal lives.
  8. Creating tangible representations: Artwork can serve as tangible representations of group members' inner experiences and growth. This visual aspect allows for reflection, discussion, and a deeper understanding of each individual's journey.
  9. Fostering empowerment: Engaging in art-making and self-exploration within a supportive group setting can promote a sense of empowerment and agency. Group members may discover new strengths and resources, leading to increased self-confidence.
  10. Integrating mind and body: Gestalt therapy emphasizes the mind-body connection, and art therapy can help bridge the gap between verbal processing and embodied experiences. This holistic approach can lead to more profound insights and healing.

In this book you will read about the integration of Gestalt therapy principles with art therapy, offering a dynamic and versatile approach for group work in leadership, therapeutic group sessions, or counselling settings. It can create a rich and transformative experience that supports personal growth, self-awareness, and positive group dynamics.

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