Gestalt Therapy Group for Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead.
This group is fortnightly on Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30 here in Withyham. It is designed as a small ongoing personal development group for anyone who has had some prior experience of therapy. Cost is £25.
For a pdf of my form – “Wed Evening Gestalt Group Practice Notes” – which I ask people to sign, click here
For pdf of A5 flyer for this group click here.
Groups are a wonderful way to explore those aspects of ourselves that one to one therapy finds difficult to reach. They are obviously a bit more challenging in terms of coping with our reactions to other people along with their needs and reactions.
My aim, and experience, is around providing a safe environment, one that enables us to slow down our normal reactions sufficiently to be able to explore in depth what is going on in our here and now experience.
It is in relationship with others that it is possible to see how many of our reactions come from unaware parts of ourselves that we have not yet managed to become deeply aware of. It is from this awareness that change occurs as we get to know and understand ourselves better. Groups also provide a space to experiment with, develop and refine our relational abilities and styles.
“When a person fully appreciates where they are now, and attends to what they are doing in the moment, and grasps how they are structuring their life – my experience suggests they are changed and options open up before them.” (Paul Barber 2006)
This is not a ‘drop in group’ which means that there is an expectation that members will be there regularly. This type of group needs commitment to make it work.