Among the Best Certified Psychotherapist Training Institutes in Europe
GIS is certified by The European Association of Gestalt Therapy, The European Association of Psychotherapy and the Danish Association for Psychotherapy.
WHY CHOOSE THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF SCANDINAVIA?
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
Gestalt Institute of Scandinavia is located on the island of Orø, close to the water and beautifully situated amongst fields and forest. Read more
In the middle of the day you have a long lunch break (3 hours) where you will have the possibility of enjoying the nature. There is a small beach approximately 2 km from the farm so in summertime it is possible to go swimming and at all times of year you can go for beautiful walks.
Our leaders are an international team of trainers and therapists from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Australia. They all have far-reaching psychological, pedagogical and managerial experience. The Danish leaders are members of the Danish Psychotherapy Association. Meet the Leaders
Personal Development – On the Intro-course you will discover and experience the basics of the Gestalt Therapy. You work in smaller groups most of the time. An exciting journey. Read more
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