Gestalt Therapy with Borderline Experience

The Irish Gestalt Centre invites you to a two day workshop on

Gestalt Therapy with Borderline Experience

facilitated by

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Gestalt therapy trainer since 1979, she is founder and director of the Istituto di Gestalt in Italy. She is a full Member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, past President of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy and president of FIAP (Italian Federation of the Associations of Psychotherapy). She has contributed to Gestalt therapy literature with several publications and has edited the books ‘Gestalt Therapy: Hermeneutics and Clinical’, and ‘Creative License: The Art of Gestalt Therapy’. In 2013 she published ‘The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post-Modern Society’. She is an international trainer of Gestalt psychotherapy, leading workshops in many countries; she also cooperates with many research groups on psychotherapy internationally.

If the society of the 1960’s can be called ‘Narcissistic’ the society of the technological age can be called ‘Borderline’. The generation growing up in this age developed a borderline relational modality, ambivalent and dissatisfied and struggling with creating intimacy. Many of the issues which therapists meet nowadays have a flavour of the borderline, an emotional detachment which struggles with relationship.

Of  Borderline experience Margherita writes; “The wound experienced by these persons has to do precisely with the contact boundary: the difficulty of defining oneself solidly and of defining the self in relation to the environment, the I in relation to You……Gestalt therapy is able to create a model that is profoundly valid for the treatment of the borderline disorder, precisely because it is occupied crucially with what is unanimously defined as the heart of this disorder, namely the suffering in the here and now of the therapeutic contact.”

In this workshop Margherita will share her ideas on the relational

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