Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Gestalt Therapy and the Child Within

Deborah Bowman

  • Utilize gentle, dynamic and embodied Gestalt methods with childhood states.

  • Learn to facilitate the development of the nurturing and mature adult.

  • Practice facilitation of the intra-psychic dialogue between child and adult.

  • Learn specific methods for accessing infant, child and adolescent states.

  • Deepen your understanding of the psychodynamic roots of Gestalt.

  • Learn to access and heal trauma in the body from childhood experience.

  • Explore when touch is appropriate and helpful with child states.

  • Integrate Jungian methods to access the “divine child.”

  • Use play and expressive arts to develop spontaneity.

  • Learn ways to unfreeze blocks to creativity through the child within.

  • Integrate methods from Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg.

  • Examine counter transference obstructing contact with child states.

The Workshop: Gestalt practice naturally leads to the spontaneous, loving and creative child within all of us. This workshop focuses on methods that heal childhood wounds blocking the full potential of our birthright. Learn how to integrate Gestalt with diverse approaches to inspire imagination and lasting change.

The Workshop Leader: Deborah Bowman, Ph.D., Boulder Psychotherapy Institute Co-Founder and Co-Director, is a licensed psychologist and certified Gestalt therapist with over 25 years experience. She integrates Gestalt, Jungian, creative and contemplative approaches to therapy. She is an author and artist, as well as a psychotherapist. She is the co-founder and former chair of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Master's Program at Naropa University.

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