The NYIGT holds to the principle that good teaching/learning emerges from a field of mutual interest. From the beginning of the Institute, qualified members have offered courses coming from their interests, involvements and passions. Likewise, students have had to form their own “programs” out of their individual needs and concerns. Each student organizes his or her own “program” based on need, interest and excitement, often “apprenticing” with one member for some time. We believe this leads to growth and awareness in a way that most effectively embodies the values and spirit of Gestalt therapy, rather than mere introjecting; a fluid teaching/learning process hopefully encourages more contactful understanding.
The courses listed here are given autonomously by each of the individual instructors, all of whom are Full Members of our Institute. They establish their own entrance requirements and fees. This uncentralized structure requires self-generated learning. We encourage students to discover the appropriate instructor(s) for themselves at this particular point in their learning. To do so, please contact the instructors directly for a complete description. Availability of any specific offering is subject to change.
Offerings can be found at http://danbloomnyc.com/offerings-for-professionals/
Webinar: The “relational” self: Contemporary Phenomenological Perspectives in Gestalt therapy
Webinar: Understanding the “Basics” of Gestalt Therapy by Perls, Hefferline and Goodman
Webinar con traducción al español: El self “relacional”: Perspectivas fenomenológicas contemporáneas en terapia gestalt
An Introduction to Phenomenology for Gestalt Therapists This is an introduction to basic phenomenology for GTs. This seminar presents relevant phenomenology in a simple and clear manner. Through accessible readings and clear explanations, this seminar will take a look at parallels and differences between phenomenology and gestalt therapy. We will understand how gestalt therapy’s own phenomenological method extends the clinical effectiveness of our theory/practice. The relevance and practical application of phenomenology will be at the heart of this seminar Seminar members become familiar with the basic ideas of such classical philosophers as Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. This is an 8 week seminar in NYC. Each session is 1.5 hours. Time and dates are to be arranged. The fee is $540. This is also offered as an online webinar.
New and OLD Classes being offered through the Sound Health Studio at the new 2x2 Sound Health Collective Studio, 44 Second St. Rm. 501
Cymatics: the science of the shapes created by Sound.
Come and learn about this amazing and beautiful phenomenon and it’s profound implications. Videos of Peter Guy Manners discussing and presenting some of Hans Jenny’s original recordings will be watched and discussed.
Difference tones and the brain
In this workshop you will learn all about brain waves and how to alter them using sound. Vocal techniques, tuning forks, all tunable instruments, and various binaural recordings will all be explored for this purpose. These techniques can be used with virtually any population and have wide-ranging effects. Clinical applications will be discussed and presented.
Toning techniques in music therapy
This class features ways of creating sound vocally to support a healing resonance in one’s own body as well as projecting sound outward to help and heal others. Beginning with the original work by Laurel Elizabeth Keyes spelled out in her book, “Toning: the creative power of the voice” this class will offer guidance and techniques for exploring vibratory stimulation in various areas of the body. The class includes the practice of some vocal focusing techniques for health as well as several creative toning processes including an introduction to overtone singing techniques.
This is a hands-on introduction to working with vocally produced difference tones to nullify pain sensation of most any kind in the body. Combining the use of harmonic toning to produce difference tones that entrain brainwaves we will explore this phenomenon by pressing into the body at specific areas (called “trigger points”). I created this approach in the late 1980's after years of experimenting with neuro-muscular techniques I learned in 1980.
Pain Management with Music
This approach is all about using Active listening to music-- as a meditation that is as effective as any medication-- in order to redirect one’s focus with regards to bodily sensations in the interest of minimizing or eliminating pain. I began developing this approach in the late 70’s to manage pain due to dental surgery. I soon realized how to do this even with the most extreme degree of sensation using music instead of any kind of anesthetic. The point I stress is to be able to choose to not be in pain when it is not necessary. Pain that has served its purpose, by alerting us to something that requires our attention for our continued safety or well-being, is generally no longer needed or desired. So for that purpose I offer this class.
The Elemental Nature of Music and Sound
This class serves as an introduction to my Elemental Music Alignment (EMA) work. It involves a simple understanding and application of the Ayurvedic five element theory and its relation to music and sound for therapy. Through various interactive processes we explore how the nature elements relate to musical elements. Guidance and suggestions on how to assess a person's elemental state and how use music to balance these elements is presented and explored.
Here I present my approach to doing gestalt therapy using percussion to serve as a voice or part of a voice in the standard types of experimental exchanges we refer to at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy. Various aspects of this drum dialoguing approach will be demonstrated and practiced by all participants. The most pertinent topics of gestalt theory are presented to support this teaching with options to go into further study in the future.
Tuning forks work well to strongly effect the nervous system when used properly. Due to the subtlety and purity of tone (especially with steel forks) the sound that is heard at very close range encourages the listener to receive the sound in a very direct manner. This supports the subtler effects of the various intervals offered in accordance with Ayurvedic or other esoteric theories. For a purely musically based experience, the acoustic qualities of the tuning forks as they are faded in and out of the hearing range provides a heightened listening experience which maximizes the effect of the composition. In this workshop techniques, theory and ample experiences will be presented and enjoyed.
Some other classes "in the works":
Trauma Work with Music
Sonic Hypnosis Class
EMA experience and training class
Vision Correction Class
Musical gestalt process group
Supervision group process
- EAGT Conference - Budapest, Hungary
September 19-22, 2019 Cherishing Our Bodies: Transforming the World
- Riga Gestalt Institute, Riga, Latvia
September 24-25, 2019 Gestalt Approach to Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Riga Training Associates, Riga, Latvia
September 27-29, 2019 Aging
- Gestalt Institute of Cleveland - Women's Work and Empowerment Series
October 25-27, 2019 Women and Anger: Pathway to Empowerment
December 13-15, 2019 Women and Food: From Deprivation to Fulfillment
April 17-19, 2020 Women and Shame: Healing Ourselves to Wholeness
June 5-7, 2020 Recovering the Sacred Feminine: Wild Women and the Art of Full Mooning
- Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training
November 16, 2019 Cherishing Our Bodies: Transforming the World
April 4, 2020 Women and Power: Stepping into Leadership
- Mid-Hudson - New York State Society of Social Work
November 9, 2019 Living Well with Pain
- Sao Paolo, Brazil April 2020
Friday, December 13, 2019
Exploring the Root of Developmental Trauma:
A Somatic Perspective
A 75 minute experiential webinar with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
You will receive the link to the webinar upon payment and registration.
DAY and TIME
December 13, 2019 Friday
2:00 – 3:15 pm (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
This workshop is open to All
For further information and to register email
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy Two-Year Training
Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists, motor theorists, and somatic educators, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for understanding and working with early psycho-physical blocks as they emerge in present moments of the adult therapy session. Psychotherapists from all training modalities are welcome so as to learn how this approach may be integrated within their clinical practice.
New York City 2020-2021
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thu: 9:30am - 1:00pm
March 9 - 14
November 2 - 7
March 8 - 13
October 11 - 16
For Further Information and to Register: firstname.lastname@example.org
- "November 2 – 4, 2012, Introduction to Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, NYC"
- "2012-2014, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, NYC, Russian language."
- "2013-2015, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, NYC, English language"
- "2014-2016, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, NYC, Spanish language"
Supervision—Individual and Group Supervision for therapists working with clients who have made Borderline, Narcissistic, or Schizoid Adaptations
Study Group: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid Disorders
- Individuals, couples, supervision - NYC, Hudson Valley, Skype.
- Career transitions, Professional and Person relationships, Artists, Writers, Musicians;
- Life/Work balance; Life stage transitions; Embodied practice.
- Saturday, November 14, 2015 – London, British Gestalt Journal Seminar Day, with Peter Philippson – Breathing, Moving and Creating in Gestalt Therapy.
- Saturday, April 13, 2016 – NYC, NYIGT presentation – Gestalt Therapy's Emobodied Styles.
- "Gestalt Therapy: Basic Concepts and Interventions"
- "Dreamwork Seminars and Classes, including both Gestalt and Jungian approaches."
- "Supervision in Gestalt theory and practice."
- (646) 596 2073
302 west 79th Street, Suite 1C
New York,NY 10024
(646) 596 2073
The following are my offerings for 2018-2019.
Areas of special interest: Relationships/intimacy; anxiety; depression; sexual, porn, eating and other addictions; career/professional concerns.
Sexual Addiction Recovery Group Therapy. meets weekly, Tuesday 9:00 -10:30.
Gestalt Therapy by Perls, Goodman and Hefferline - Study Group meets monthly. I have one group underway and one group forming.
These monthly study groups utilize a classical line by line reading of Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality, by Perls, Hefferline and Goodman, the foundational GT text studied by Gestalt Therapists worldwide. They utilize members’ personal contributions, case studies and group process experiences to support an enlivened experience of the theory/practice of GT, as originally conceived and as it has evolved. Attendance will be in person and via internet. Scheduling to be determined. For information contact Perry Klepner at 646-596-2073 or perry302@AOL.com
Background: Private practice in NYC and Kingston, NY: training, supervision and individual, couples and group therapy, The Bard Graduate Center, NYC psychotherapist.
NYIGT member, Fellow and past president, 1993-1995.
Trained with Laura Perls, Isadore From, Richard Kitzler.
Papers and workshops in the US, Canada, Europe.
Individual supervision, in person or on Skype
Getting Real with Real Clients:
From Theory into Practice
Gestalt Center of Long Island
Jan 9, 2016
Winter Training Intensive
Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training
Jan 22-24, 2016
'New' Gestalt Experiments:
Borrowings from the Experiential Therapies
Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training
Mar 26, 2016
Relational Gestalt Therapy Seminar
Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training
April 9, 2016
I run two therapy groups for qualified therapists and senior trainees with significant prior therapy experience (not necessarily Gestalt) that meet four times a year for two days. There is a maximum of 10 people in each group. The costs (my fees and travel/food/accommodation costs and room hire) are divided between participants, so would depend on the number of people. Currently it is in the region of £180 – 200 per group + accommodation/food on residentials. New people attend the first meeting without ongoing commitment, and if they decide to join then make a commitment to pay for each group until they leave. The leaving process is that a person announces their intention to leave at one group, and leaves after the next one.
The Residential group (was the London group) meets on a Thursday (from 11a.m.) and Friday (till 3p.m.) four times a year, at the Purley Chase Centre near Nuneaton. Some groups are Wednesday and Thursday if the Centre is booked up over the weekend.
The Edinburgh group meets on a Saturday and Sunday at various Edinburgh venues, sometimes with one residential usually in autumn.
Peter says “I practice a Gestalt approach that emphasises that we discover and form ourselves through our engagement in the world rather than through introspection. The group becomes a laboratory exploring that engagement and forming. If you want to know more, you may want to look at my writing: ‘Self in Relation’ pub. Gestalt Journal Press (2001), ‘The Emergent Self’ pub. Karnac/UKCP (2009) and ‘Gestalt Therapy: Roots and Branches’ pub. Karnac (2012).”
Topics in Gestalt Therapy: A series of articles in ebook format (available in Kindle and Kobo formats, + translations into many languages). Each is available for about $2.50. Full information on the Manchester Gestalt Centre website <www.mgc.org.uk>.
One-day workshop at Manchester Gestalt Centre on 14th September, on 'A Gestalt Approach to Working with Couples.
I have limited availability for supervision over Zoom.
Forthcoming workshops (2016):
- Valencia – Spain – Transference and field percpective (Feb.)
- Moscow – Russia – Working in a field perspective (Feb.)
- Moscow – Russia – Clinical perspectives (Feb.)
- Culiacan – Mexico – Self disclosure of the therapist (Feb.)
- Culiacan – Mexico – To extricate out of shame (March)
- Mexico DF – Theory of self (March)
- Puebla – Mexico – Working in a field perpective (March)
- Novosibirsk – Siberia- Russia Theory of self and clinical applications (April)
- Ljubjiana – Slovenia – Psychopathology of Narcissistic experience (April)
- Valencia – Spain – Family of origin and urge to become a therapist (April)
- Kiev – Ukraine- Clinical work (April)
- Dniepropetrovsk – Ukraine – About therapeutic relationship (April)
- Joinville – Brazil – Psychopatholgy in a Gestalt perspective (May)
- Rio de Janeiro – Brasil – Conference about « psychotherapy as a situation »
- Goiania – Brazil – Psychopatholgy in a Gestalt perspective (May)
- Bilbao – Spain – Advances in theory of self (May)
- Bordeaux – France – Clinical applications of theory of self (June)
- Moscow – Russia – With Ruella Frank – The situation in flesh and Bones (June)
- Kiev – Ukraine – With Ruella Frank – The situation in flesh and Bones (June)
- Dniepropetrovsk – Ukraine – Self disclosure and commitment of the therapist (June)
- Dniepropetrovsk – Ukraine – Construction/deconstruction of gestalts (June)
- Bordeaux – France – Internat. seminar « Foundationnal Gestalt therapy » (July)
- Dniepropetrovsk – Ukraine – Construction/deconstruction of gestalts (June)
- Dniepropetrovsk – Ukraine – Theory of self and losses of ego-functions (sept)
- Moscow – Russia – Transference and field perspective (Oct)
- Bordeaux – France – Psychopathology in a GT perspective
- Almaty – Kazakhstan – Working with dreams ( oct)
- Mosow – Russia – Working with Shame ( Nov.)
- Brussels – Belgium – Working in a field perspective (Nov.)
- Valencia – Spain – theory of self and its clinical applications
- Stockholm – Sweden – From theory to practice, from practice to theory (Nov.)
- Ekaterinbug – Russia – Supervision (Dec)
- The situation in flesh and bones – With Ruella Frank
Moscow – Russia – June 10-12
Kiev – Ukraine – June 14-16
- Near Bordeaux – France – Foundational Gestalt-therapy and its further developments : theory of self – its clinical and practical use.
International seminar in English – July 4- 9, 2016