Since 1976, GIS has been offering high quality education to practitioners around the world. John Ewans Porting, one of the founders, began the practice of Gestalt in the late 60s, and has trained many leaders and therapists.
We offer a four-year training program to become a Gestalt Clinical Psychotherapist or Organizational Consultant and a two-year training program as a Gestalt Practitioner. We have an International leader team of trainers and therapists with far-reaching psychological and therapeutic experience. The education is offered in English and seminars are available in English and Danish.
About Gestalt Therapy and Methodology
Gestalt therapy was introduced in the Nordic countries in the late 60´s. The original American approach and style has through the years been heavily influenced by the Nordic culture and existential tradition. Nordic Gestalt therapy has nowadays developed a balanced approach of respect, empathy and clarity in the relational, dialogical meeting between persons.
The three elements in Gestalt Therapy and Methodology are:
- The Meta theory, that builds on Existentialism.
- The theory, that builds on Gestalt Psychology, Field Theory, Developmental Psychology, Social- and Clinical Psychology.
- The method, that builds on the Phenomenological Method.
The Gestalt therapy and methodology is an integrative approach that brings attention to the present moment, incorporating many important therapeutic theories and practice: Psychoanalysis, Psycho-drama, Gestalt psychology, Existentialism, Phenomenology,
Holism and Eastern philosophy.
The four cornerstones of Gestalt therapy are “Awareness”, “The Here and Now”, “Contact” and “Responsibility”. Emphasis is placed on both the body and mind, which are returned to the present moment where the living takes place. Being an experimental type of therapy, the best way to see if Gestalt is for you is to attend an introductory seminar. Explore more