- October 16-17, 2021
- 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am PDT)
This workshop is being hosted live online only and will not be recorded to maintain the privacy of all attendees. Instructions on how to join will be emailed to registrants shortly before the workshop start date.
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For the last few centuries, we have been increasingly accustomed and conditioned to living our lives from our mental zone. We default to our thoughts, trying to find our home in our mind. However, many of us feel a loss of vitality due to an imbalance created by living primarily from this place.
When we can restore the balance of operating from all available zones of reality—our senses, emotions, thoughts, and bodies—we can regain our vitality and become aware of our choices and the ways we want to move through the world. Gestalt Therapy is one pathway to accessing these additional zones of reality by exploring its three Es: the existential, the experiential, and the experimental. These three essences can lead us to an ever evolving and alive way of living.
First developed in the 1950s, Gestalt Therapy has its foundations in Gestalt Psychology, existential philosophy and phenomenology, holism, humanistic psychology, Eastern contemplative practices, somatic work, and theory of change. When engaging with Gestalt, we hone our skills to listen more deeply to our somatic feelings and sensations, discovering that we have a sophisticated internal radar that can help us align with who we are moment to moment as we continually emerge in response to the ever-changing world around us.
Join experienced Gestalt facilitator and CIIS faculty Srini Katragadda for an interactive workshop on Gestalt therapeutic approaches for living a more authentic and integrated life. In this workshop, Srini provides guidance through a series of experiential exercises aimed to help you become more aware of the various parts and aspects of yourself. Gain a deeper connection with yourself by learning various powerful Gestalt tools and principles such as awareness continuum, phenomenology, holism, layers of neurosis, and the paradox of change.
By looking within at the conditioning, identifications, and conflicting parts that drive our anxieties, negative self-beliefs, and neurotic thought patterns, we become more aware of our own suffering, and can better listen to our heart's longing and how we want to live.
Join this workshop to get more in touch with yourself, distinguish your authentic self from your self-image, and regain your aliveness and an ability to chart your own unique path forward.
Srini Katragadda, LMFT, has been a clinician and educator for over 15 years. During this time, he has developed training programs and workshops to increase awareness and alignment with oneself.
Srini has been facilitating workshops and teaching Gestalt Therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally for the last ten years. He co-founded the Bay Area Gestalt Institute and is currently a faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Prior to his career in Psychology, Srini was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. He co-founded a technology company and facilitated its acquisition by Google, where he worked until 2006, before deciding to pursue a line of work that is closer to his heart.
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