Sunday, January 15, 2012

... Gestalt Therapy in the Philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)

Gestalt Therapy in the Light of Different Cultures

My mentors in Gestalt Therapy: 

Gerald Kogan, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist/ psychotherapist and a Gestalt therapist with more than 45 years of clinical, educational, community, and organizational experience.  Among his teachers were Fritz and Laura Perls, Virginia Satir, and Carl Rogers.  With his wife Wiltrud, he is a co-founder and co-director of Gestalt Education Network International (GENI).  He also co-founded the German Association of Gestalt Therapy and the European Association of Counseling.  He has been a teacher of psychotherapy in the USA, Europe, and Asia.  His writings include articles and bibliographic research in Gestalt Therapy and  and the books Your Body Works and God in a Red Machine.

Wiltrud Krauss-Kogan, Dipl.Paed,. HP is a licensed psychotherapist and Gestalt therapist in private practice.  She has been a teacher of Gestalt Therapy in Europe and the USA for 3 decades.  In addition to working with individuals, couples and groups, her background includes experience with children, abused adolescents, people wiht addictive problems, and individuals with life-threatening illnesses and trauma.  She has been trained in Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Body Process, Family Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy in the USA and Europe and is a student of various healing practices.  She is a co-founder and co-director of GENI and a co-founder of the German Association of Gestalt Therapy.

My training under the Gestalt Education Network International:

2001:  Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

the gestalt gang's all here

gestalt therapy training in the garden

at a restaurant
at the town fiesta

at the mountain top, overlooking a sea of clouds

at the mountain top, with the sea of clouds behind and below me
too cold to swim in the atlantic ocean


2002:  Dordogne, France

2004:  Trivandrum, Kerala, India

visited a small remote indian island

surprised to meet an indian boy (on my left) wearing a boracay shirt

sleeping at the top bunk bed on a train

with a an indian holy man

with some cultural dancers

at newly-opened hotel with E.D. Joseph's wonderful family

a boat ride down the river in the sweltering noontime heat

gestalt therapy training under coconut trees

closing the gestalt with a group pic

2005:  Sidemen, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

when in bali, dress up as the balinese do

fun time with kids at the market

at a mountaintop temple

the big lizard on the wall of my room creeping me out

the view outside my bedroom window

the hut i stayed in 

a local shaman who told me exactly what I was sick of

gestalt group's visit to a balinese holy man

with the balinese holy man

the holy man's blessing: rice on the forehead, and leaves on the head and ears
2007:  Schondorf, Germany (under the Institut fur Integrative Gestalttherapie Wurzburg)

2007:  Brisbane, Australia ( under the Brisbane Gestalt Institute)