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GESTALT 5 Day Summer Residential 2018 - Lose Your Mind And Come To Your Senses


Summer Residential Aug 10 to 15, 2018 Cost £645 (incl.of accommodation and food)

This summer 5 day residential group provides the opportunity for deep immersion in the magic of Gestalt as a transformative process. Aided by a beautiful and peaceful location on the edge of Dartmoor , the 5 day (starting on the Friday evening) is suitable for anyone with some experience of personal development including newcomers to Gestalt and old hands. CPD Certificates (40 hours) will be available.

Our approach is founded in Gestalt Therapy and other Humanistic perspectives with an emphasis on direct experiencing and relating in the here and now. This focus on the lived experience of the moment includes the felt experience of the body, the senses and the emotions as well as dreams, imaginings, and projections.

Within the safety that group therapy offers, participants will have opportunities to:

•  Experiment with giving their minds a rest

•  Experience the inner wisdom of their bodies and barriers to embodiement

•  Enhance awareness of their senses

•  Explore relating to others and with nature from embodied presence

•  Express their creativity, spontaneity and passion

Venue: East Down Centre, Dunsford, nr Exeter, Devon EX6 7AL
Cost: £645 (Deposit of £145 by June 30th 2018 and balance by August 9th.)

Applications /further information By email/phone stating reasons for wanting to join, previous PD experience and current support. An interview may be requested by either party.

David : tel. 01392 811835 email:

Jenny : tel. 01395 269076 email:

About us
David: Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer
with over 30 years experience and Director of CHPC Training, has been involved as a Facilitator/Co-Facilitator since the mid 80s.

He writes: “I see therapy groups as a “micro-society” which give people a chance to remake, redo and /or rediscover themselves in the safety of being away from habitual constraints, demands and roles. Groups return to us the possibility of being free-especially free in how we are and how we present ourselves to others. The opportunity that Group Therapy offers is unique and priceless and in my opinion, occurs nowhere else with quite such richness of possibility, in a person’s lifeworld.”

Jenny: Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer has over 30 years experience of facilitating personal development with individuals and in groups.
She writes:  “I see personal development as an ongoing lifelong adventure: a journey to discover more about being true to myself in relationship with others. A Gestalt Personal Development group is therefore not about discovering what is wrong with us but rather about becoming more fully ourselves. This can be scary at times. However drawing on the magical support of the group, we can dare to experience how we recreate the past in the present and recognise the choices we have in each moment.”


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