April, 2019

5Apr - 7Apr 59:30 amApr 7Gestalt Group Therapy TrainingA professional training in group facilitation 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (7) The Relational Institute of Australia, 3/166 Pacific Highway North Sydney

Event Details

The journey to leading from the heart begins with connecting fully with our ‘self’, becoming a coherent unified whole, agreeing wholeheartedly with who we are as layered and intertwined within a number of systems; family, group, cultural, ancestral, social, ethical and spiritual. (Margarete Koenning)

In this professional and experiential training, Margarete provides an opportunity to explore the dynamics and interactive fields required to create a space within a group setting that is most effective for the flow of healing.

Margarete brings years of experience and deep passion about the benefits of group work as a vehicle for transformation, supporting the individual to move from isolation to connectedness, she shares her experience of how to lead a group to fully engage with their desire for bonding and belonging.

In this training you will experience a place of ‘coherence’ and how to use it to radiate out into the field that supports transition from separateness into connectedness and from the individual into community.

Spaces in this training are limited to 16, and participants are required to possess undergraduate qualifications in counselling or equivalent. 

Participants will learn;

  • Gestalt group therapy theory
  • System informed group theory
  • Group work within teams, organisational groups, training and teachings
  • How, we as professional, can create a space within a group setting that is most effective for the flow of healing
  • Create movement beyond our old engrained neural pathways, broaden our potential to engage with our truth as social beings, and what it means to constantly interrelate with others
  • How our own ‘coherence’ connects us to our ancestry and supports us to agree wholeheartedly with who we are.

Participants will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic group whilst learning how to facilitate group within the training cohort.

This training will take place over 4 weekends from April to November and attract 54 PD hours.

See below for dates.


Margarete Koenning

Margarete is a PACFA accredited Supervisor and Senior Gestalt Therapist with a BA in Social Work and has more than 30 years’ experience in the field.
Margarete brings a deep feminine wisdom to her way of working with individuals and groups, she has an ability to hold intense affect until it softens and reconnects with life. Her compassion for healing trauma has drawn her to working with Indigenous organizations and communities with mental health issues, addiction and family of origin entanglements. As a trainer and facilitator of Gestalt Therapy & Family/Systemic Constellations, Margarete is known and loved for her healing heart, her deep authentic contact, attention to phenomenology and inclusion of many healing rituals within her work.
Along with her husband Keith Margarete lives in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, where she runs her practice and trainings, since arriving in Australia from Germany in 1993.


The Relational Institute Australia
3/166 Pacific Highway
North Sydney


Training times will be 9.30am to 4.30pm on the following dates for 2019:
April 5-7 (3 day intensive),
June 15-16,
Sept 14-15,
Nov 30- Dec 1st.


The Relational Instituteadmin@therelationalinstitute.com.au




$1795 plus GST

Early Bird rate available before Feb 15

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