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Gestalt Marathon Group

  • Gestalt Institute of Cleveland 1588 Hazel Drive Cleveland, OH, 44106 United States (map)

This group experience engages participants in holistic, present-centered and process-oriented interactions by attending to both ‘What is being said’ and ‘What’s not being said.’ By attending to the ‘Here and Now,’ ‘I – Thou,’ and ‘What and How,’ awareness and contact is attended to in a manner that allows participants to experience authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional living. Past marathon group participants have reported fresh insights, creative adjustments, and life-changing awareness, thus experiencing a new sense of self, expanded potential for novel behavior and alternative ways of relating to others. Participation in this workshop fulfills 15 hours Continuing Education (CEUs) in interpersonal processes, group dynamics and organizational applications. Satisfactory participation in this workshop meets the prerequisite Gestalt group experience for applicants to the post-graduate "GTP" programs. While we will be together as a group most of the day, there will be opportunities for sub-grouping and alone time. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and small snacks, e.g., fruit, nuts, etc. that may be shared. We will be "ordering out" for dinner, the cost of which is to be borne by participants.

This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals.  Others are welcome.

Continuing Education: 12.5 contact hours

Tuition: $250.00
Early Bird: $225.00 (before 10/21/2016) - use promo code: MarathonOct2017

Ansel Woldt, EdD
Logan M. Lamprecht, PhD

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Observe group dynamics and the principles of facilitating a group in an ethical manner;
  • Develop self-awareness in relation to others in the present moment;
  • Recognize the impact of one's actions and influence on others;
  • Identify some of the barriers or gestalt resistances to contact with aspects of self and others;
  • Practice principles of both giving and receiving feedback;
  • Articulate the effects of others' behaviors upon themselves;
  • Recognize cultural factors in interpersonal interactions in the present; and
  • Explore dreams and/or nightmares as a means of addressing unfinished gestalts.