Authenticity and Empowerment - A Woman's Way - April 13-15, 2018


Authenticity and Empowerment - A Woman's Way - April 13-15, 2018


Date: April 13-15, 2018
Time: Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm;
Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm (break between 12:30pm-2:00pm);
Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuition: $236.50
Early Bird: $215.00 (before 3/30/2018) - use promo code: womens

Continuing Education (CE):  10.75 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Gail Feinstein, LCSW

Throughout my 30 years of working with women, there has been an on-going prevalent theme of women yearning to be set free to listen to the wisdom of their hearts, to love and fully inhabit their bodies, to be faithful to their inner guidance and to express themselves authentically.  They are primed to stop muffling their voices, hiding their radiance and deep knowing, and crushing their wild spirits.  They are ready to step into their power to lead and live with intention, flourishing in a conscious, collaborative and awakened womanhood.

In this interactive and experiential workshop, we investigate how the cultural conditioning has influenced our beliefs and feelings about being female, feminine and beautiful.  We explore ways we feel inhibited, entangled and trapped by life, leading us to 'dimming down', staying hidden and disconnecting from our bodies.  Using a Gestalt phenomenological approach, breath and movement, we heighten our awareness of how these introjections are embodied, as well as how destructuring them supports a more authentic, relational expression.  With the unlearning, we re-define what is beautiful, admired and respected about being a woman; bring value to our aging process; reclaim the power and sacredness of menstruating and menopausing, and so much more.

We will build the ground for women to honor their journeys, examine the rich figure/ground process that is uniquely a woman's and transform shame into creative possibility and empowerment.  We will change how we think about power and our relationship to power.  We will lead from our own values, voices and visions.  We will attend to how womanhood is relevant to our work as clinicians, what women have to offer the wider community and the influence of the feminine on the greater field.

This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome. 

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Describe how cultural influence affects a woman's behavior;
  • Identify the tools  that enable us to redefine power and embrace it with intention and authenticity;
  • Articulate how women are empowered through connection and collaboration;
  • Recognize the ways we are able to embody power;
  • Experiment with being  present with confidence;
  • Create a practice in how to deal with conflict, chaos and controversy; 
  • Employ a new, joyful definition of power that supports our unique value; and
  • Apply these principles to our work with women as clients and colleagues.