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The Integration of Gestalt Therapy & Mindfulness: New Somatic Approaches for the Treatment of Trauma & Cultivating Resiliency

The Integration of Gestalt Therapy & Mindfulness: New Somatic Approaches for the Treatment of Trauma & Cultivating Resiliency

27Oct(Oct 27)9:30 am28(Oct 28)4:30 pmThe Integration of Gestalt Therapy & Mindfulness: New Somatic Approaches for the Treatment of Trauma & Cultivating ResiliencyA Clinical Training with Dr Ron Alexander PhD9:30 am - 4:30 pm (28)(GMT+00:00) suite 201/308 Pacific Highway Crows Nest

Event Details

Recent advances in somatic and integral psychotherapy and neurobiology, along with the integration of Eastern wisdom traditions and Gestalt mind-body therapies into modern psychological practice, have revolutionized current thinking about the resolution of trauma, painful patterns of thought and destructive emotions. A new approach is emerging which views symptoms of suffering as the body’s wisdom pathways for creating communication between the unconscious and the aware self for promoting somatic re-learning, healing, and transformation.

This cutting-edge program provides a rare opportunity for sustained education in Gestalt-Somatic psychology. It will be taught by psychotherapist Ronald Alexander, a clinical trainer who leads professional trainings and clinical supervision groups in Gestalt therapy, Somatics and Ericksonian integrated modalities throughout the world and is an expert in Mindfulness meditation and Buddhist psychology.

The training will include direct experience, clinical demonstrations, and practicum theory. It will use the modalities of Gestalt therapy, Somatic body-centered psychotherapy and relational dialogical approaches emphasizing mindfulness-based practices for accessing the somatic “core-self” to develop clinical skills and deepen the participant’s own healing process. Special emphasis will be placed on the treatment of trauma and psychosomatic disorders within the relational field with Gestalt, Ericksonian and Somatic approaches, which are highly effective techniques that understand the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing.


Learning Objectives:

  • Clinical skills to help practitioners become more creative and resourceful when treating body symptoms, trauma, pain, and mood and somatic disorders
  • Learning how to navigate complex issues, transference and counter transference that arise in the relational dialogue and the inter-subjective field.
  • Framing, reframing, and de-framing old patterns and core beliefs to generate innovative learning’s for creating new neural pathways for brain-mind reeducation and brain plasticity.
  • Somatic styles for accessing and regulating flow state healing, peak performance and positive psychology for promoting optimal states of creativity and wellness.
  • Gestalt-Relational process work, field theory, dialogue, experiment and the contact boundary disturbances, their function and purpose in integrating the body-mind.
  • Learning how to use the symptom to access the unconscious and its healing inner resources with mindfulness and metaphors.
  • Learn methods to access core creativity, open mind, and the peak flow states


Ronald A. Alexander, PhD

Ronald A. Alexander, PhD, MFT, SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) is a psychotherapist, leadership coach, and clinical trainer in the fields of Gestalt Therapies, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness Meditation,andTransformational Leadership. As the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute he draws upon his extensive, pioneering background in Holistic Health, Behavioral Medicine, Positive and Self Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Ericksonian Mind-Body Healing Therapies and Eastern Wisdom Traditions.He is the author of Wise Mind, Open Mindand two meditation CDs. Alexander has been conducting international workshops and professional clinical trainings that support strategies of personal, clinical and corporate excellence in the USA, Europe, Canada, Russia, Asia, and Australia since 1972. For more information visit www.ronaldalexander.com


Sat & Sun October 27/28, 9.30am – 4.30pm

The Relational Institute Australia

3/166 Pacific Highway

North Sydney


Oct 27 & 28, 2018.

Ticket Price

Early bird & Student rate (before June 30th) $450 + GST

Full Fee $495 + GST

2 day clinical training

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