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The Wheel of Life Weaving© A Gestalt Art Therapy approach - Face to Face Workshop

The Wheel of Life©

The Wheel of Life Weaving© A Gestalt Art Therapy approach - Face to Face Workshop
The Wheel of Life Weaving© A Gestalt Art Therapy approach - Face to Face Workshop

Time & Location

06 jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT+10

Ashgrove, 2 Findlay St, Ashgrove QLD 4060, Australia

About the event

An event for professionals and non-professionals.

For Australian Professionals

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

ANZACATA CPD hours

AASW CPD hours

ACA OPD hours

PACFA CPD hours

AHPRA CPD hours

For professionals: Experiential event with learning that can be transferred to Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions to improve client outcomes.

For non-professionals participation in this event will support them in their well-being, Self-esteem, and focus on Goals.

Weaving the Wheel of Life©

Creating a circular weaving can be deeply therapeutic from the Gestalt Art Therapy approach by fostering presence, awareness, and exploration of projections. 

Engaging in this artistic process requires focused attention and mindfulness, encouraging the individual to be fully present in the moment. 

his presence allows for heightened awareness of thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, which are integral to the Gestalt approach. 

As the weaver interacts with the materials, they may project inner feelings and unconscious patterns onto the creation, providing valuable insights into their inner world. 

The circular nature of the weaving symbolizes wholeness and continuity, often evoking a spiritual journey. 

This process of weaving becomes an exploration of self and experience, where the individual can discover and integrate fragmented parts of their psyche, leading to greater self-awareness and healing. 

Through this artistic and introspective practice, Gestalt Art Therapy facilitates a deeper connection with oneself, fostering emotional growth and transformation.

 Benefits of Participating in the Workshop "Weaving the Wheel of Life" 

Enhancing Body Motor Skills 

Participating in this weaving workshop engages fine motor skills, enhancing hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and precision. The repetitive motions of weaving promote muscle memory and physical relaxation, providing a meditative and calming effect on the body.

Mind Understanding Process. 

The process of creating a circular weaving stimulates cognitive functions, including problem-solving, planning, and pattern recognition. By reflecting on different life stages while weaving, participants can gain insights into their personal narratives and develop a deeper understanding of their life's journey. 

Spirit Connecting with Your Inner Self 

Weaving serves as a metaphor for the spiritual journey, connecting individuals with their inner selves. This activity encourages mindfulness and introspection, fostering a sense of peace and spiritual fulfillment. By engaging in this creative process, participants can explore and integrate their emotions, leading to greater self-awareness and inner harmony.

 Recapitulation of Your Life 

The workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on and recapitulate the stages of one's life. As participants weave from the center outward, they revisit significant life events and milestones, enabling them to process past experiences and gain a comprehensive view of their personal growth and development.

 Building Resilience 

Weaving as a therapeutic activity can build resilience by helping participants recognize their strengths and coping strategies. By visually representing their life’s journey, individuals can acknowledge their achievements and overcome challenges, reinforcing a sense of perseverance and adaptability.

 Theoretical Foundations 

Gestalt Therapy: This approach emphasizes holistic awareness and the integration of thoughts, feelings, and actions. The weaving process aligns with Gestalt principles by encouraging present-moment awareness and self-exploration.

Transactional Object: The woven piece serves as a transactional object, a tangible representation of the participant’s inner experiences and life stages. This object facilitates externalization and discussion of personal narratives in therapy.

Color Therapy: The choice of colors in the weaving process can influence and reflect the participant’s emotional state. Color therapy principles are utilized to promote emotional healing and expression.

Positive Psychology: The workshop incorporates positive psychology by focusing on strengths, achievements, and positive life experiences. This approach enhances well-being and fosters a growth mindset.

 Professional Application For Counsellors, Gestalt Therapists, Art Therapists, Expressive Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.

Counsellors: Can use weaving activities to help clients articulate and process their life stories, promoting insight and emotional healing. Gestalt Therapists: Can integrate weaving into therapy sessions to enhance self-awareness and presence, allowing clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a holistic manner.Art Therapists: Can utilize the weaving process to facilitate creative expression and emotional release, helping clients externalize and work through their internal experiences.Expressive Therapists: Can incorporate weaving alongside other expressive modalities to provide a multisensory therapeutic experience that addresses various aspects of the client's psyche.Occupational Therapists: Can use weaving to improve fine motor skills, enhance cognitive functions, and support emotional well-being, particularly for clients with physical or cognitive impairments.

This will be a "hands-on" workshop, where the "process" will be the most interesting. The "how" will be more important than the "what" or "why".

The final result is not the objective, although you will be surprised at what you can create and, above all, integrate into your "here and now"

Materials included in the workshop cost

Workshop information:

Face-to-Face

Day: July 6th, 2024

Time: 10 am to 12 pm (Brisbane- Australian time)

Where: Gestalt Art Therapy Centre.

2 Findlay St. Ashgrove. Brisbane. Qld.

Cost:

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Center 

Participation: $130Aud 

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General participants

Participation: $150Aud

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Paypal credit card payments have 3% platform commission

Workshop REGISTRATION HERE

We are not registered for GST

Workshop only for adults

Please note:

Covid Requirements

In line with the Australian Government Health Department's guidelines, we aim to provide a safe environment for all patients and psychotherapists/counsellors. Please adhere to the following requirements:

-Temperature Checks: Before each face-to-face session or workshop, participants' temperatures will be measured. If you have a fever (37°C or higher), a cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, you will not be admitted. You will need to reschedule your session or workshop.

-Symptoms and Testing: If you test positive for COVID-19, are close contact with someone who has tested positive, or exhibit flu-like symptoms, you will not be admitted. Please reschedule your session or workshop participation.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the safety of all attendees.

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