Rupture, Repair and Regret: A Relational Gestalt Perspective

Gestalt Therapy Brisbane

Presenters: Peter Cole and Daisy Reese

In Gestalt Therapy, healing is nurtured and catalyzed in the therapist client relationship. Whether in individual or group therapy, the fundamental relationships are those in the room. When difficulties arise between therapist and client or between group members, there is opportunity to explore and understand enduring relational themes that are being evoked and enacted.  Ruptures in the therapy relationship or between group members may well resonate with the client's earlier experiences of rupture, ie painful unfinished business and regret around relationships lost or damaged.  Working toward repair can be a source of deep healing. We will provide a framework and methodology for working with rupture, repair and regret in the context of both individual and group therapy. This workshop will offer attendees many opportunities to enliven and deepen their work with both theoretical and experiential learning.  

Peter Cole, LCSW and Daisy Reese, LCSW are long-time Gestalt therapy trainers in the San Francisco Bay Area USA.  They are the co-directors of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.  The teach internationally.  Their recent book is New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy.  Their upcoming edited collection is entitled Together in the Therapeutic Process: Exploring the relational field of gestalt therapy with chapters from many of Gestalt therapy’s leading relational theorists including Lynne Jacobs, Gary Yontef, Dan Bloom and Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb.  Peter and Daisy are a married couple with five children and six grandchildren.

Cost: $620 (early bird, ends 24 June)
$680 full fee 

For full details regarding the event please visit our website.


This event counts as 12 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

10/10/2021 8:30 AM - 12/10/2021 1:30 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane 431 Montague Road Brisbane, QLD 4101 AUSTRALIA

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