Introduction to Relational Gestalt Practice: Santa Barbara

September 27-29, 2019

Our sense of who we are develops in our connection with others. At times, our connections with other people may leave us with the belief that we are somehow flawed, not enough or too much. These beliefs can be changed in a group that meets our needs for attunement and understanding and which is committed to practicing kindness, acceptance and honesty.

Experiencing and expressing emotions are integral to being alive. Learning to fully experience feelings and express them in healthy ways enables us to have more pleasurable and fulfilling relationships. We cannot change the past. We can change what we have come to believe about our capacity for love and belonging.

In an atmosphere of mutual support, we will seek to learn skills to improve contact with each other, develop and track awareness of our emotions and corresponding sensations, learn and practice communicating needs effectively, and discover issues that are diminishing the quality of our lives.

The weekend will include time for basic practice, continuum of awareness, as well as a mixture of didactic and experiential exercises. We will experiment with tracking emotions as sensations and learn to recognize them as signals calling for awareness and attention, rather than problems to be avoided.

Dates & Times

Friday, September 27 – 7:30pm – 10pm
Saturday, September 28 – 1pm – 8pm
Sunday, September 29 – 12pm – 5pm

Group Location

Yoga Soup
28 Parker Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93101