The Heroine’s Journey: A Quest for Balance and Wholeness - April 27-28, 2018


The Heroine’s Journey: A Quest for Balance and Wholeness - April 27-28, 2018


Date: April 27-28, 2018
Time: Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm

Continuing Education (CE):  14 hours

Tuition: $308.00
Early Bird: $280.00 (before April 13, 2018)
Use promo code: heroine

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Lalei E. Gutierrez, PhD, LMFT, CPC, BCC, BCPP
Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC

The Heroine’s Journey is a mythic quest to redefine oneself as a woman in a manner that integrates body, mind, and spirit. Major life changes such as death, illness, divorce, miscarriage, and job change often activate the quest with a descent into uncharted territory that may involve fear, grief, despair, or a broken heart. Honoring and following the path into the unknown will often provide the clues for a new life purpose. In this workshop we will work with women’s wisdom ways of old, examine descent/ascent stories across the ages and use the myths and symbology for professional growth and therapeutic intervention. Integrating Gestalt methodology with ritual, ceremony, meditation movement, sound and energy processes, we will reconnect with the feminine wisdom to redefine our journey as one of greater purpose and wholeness.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the meaning and purpose of their life’s journey and work;
  • Identify and articulate latent feminine and masculine wisdom within themselves;
  • Create a plan to help clients to identify their own wisdom;
  • Apply embodied skills to facilitate clients’ focusing on purpose in life and work;
  • Identify the impact that major life transitions, such as job or relationship loss, health and spiritual challenges have on personal and professional self effectiveness;
  • Integrate and apply concepts of stages/phases of the life cycle to the Gestalt Cycle of Experience;
  • Design methods to facilitate your own and clients’ managing of the impact of major life transitions to preserve effectiveness; and
  • Apply non-traditional therapeutic activities such as ceremony, ritual, meditation, movement, sound and energy processes to facilitate work with clients.