Below are the Gestalt workshops we encourage you to consider when looking for Gestalt development classes in the “free choice” form.


Sex, sex and more sex. Building a foundation for therapeutic work with sexuality – John Gillespie

Presenter: John Gillespie

Organizer: Lodz Gestalt School

Deadline: 14.10 – 15.10.2023

Translation: Workshop conducted in English and translated into Polish

Workshop Description:

During the two-day workshop, John will try to create a safe enough space to share, support and maintain who we are sexually. There will be no requirement to share anything that is not comfortable to explore. There will be room to talk about sex, our sexual histories and to experiment with sharing aspects of our sexual selves.

A full description of the workshop, dates, registration and other organizational information is available HERE.


Workshop process in the Gestalt current for psychotherapists of other modalities – Dominika Plisiecka

Moderator: Dominika Plisiecka

Organizer: Lodz Gestalt School

Deadlines: 20.10.2023 – 24.03.2024

Workshop Description:

This workshop is an intensive form of group work aimed at therapists of other modalities than Gestalt, but also at psychologists, educators working in the area of support. The course of the workshop is planned for 5 intensive meetings. The purpose of the workshop is to create the basic conditions for practical enrichment of the technique of psychotherapeutic work with elements of the Gestalt trend.

A full description of the workshop, dates, registration and other organizational information is available HERE.


The activity principle in Gestalt therapy – Peter Philippson

Workshop topic: The Active Principle in Gestalt Therapy

Presenter: Peter Philippson

Organizer: Lodz Gestalt School

Deadline: 29.11 – 30.11.2023

Translation: Workshop conducted in English and translated into Polish

Workshop Description:

In the “self” theory of Gestalt therapy, the self and the other take their form in the act of contacting each other, rather than in the pre-existing self, which then makes contact. While theories of the pre-existing self must show how such a self can change, in Gestalt theory, change is always available, and the question is how we maintain a sense of personal continuity – and when that continuity becomes problematic, leaving us acting in familiar and painful ways. This workshop will introduce the theory and practice of working with clients based on this understanding.

A full description of the workshop, dates, registration and other organizational information is available HERE.


To be present in suffering. Loss, bereavement and hope in the context of working with terminally/chronic patients and their families – Margaret Cynker

Title: To be present in suffering. Loss, grief, and hope in the context of working with the terminally/chronic patient and his/her family.

Moderator: Margaret Cynker

Organizer: Lodz Gestalt School

Deadline: 01.03 – 03.03.2024

Workshop Description:

This workshop will give you the opportunity to look into the eyes of your own mortality, examine your fears and thus expand your ability to accompany patients in their existential struggles.

A full description of the workshop, dates, registration and other organizational information is available HERE.