San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
British Gestalt Journal Seminar Day
"Future Sense: Five Explorations for an Awaking World" – The making and the message of the book, its roots in Gestalt, and the writer's own journey of exploration, by Malcolm Parlett, PhD
The British Gestalt Journal Seminar Day is an annual event bringing together friends, readers, writers, editors and reviewers of the journal.
This year Malcolm Parlett will introduce his book: 'Future Sense: Five explorations for an awaking world, laying out its central argument, structure, and purpose; how he is calling for a 'growing up process for humanity' on the scale of revolution; how the book has grown out of nearly 40 years of Gestalt practice; and how, in order for it to be completed, he has had to undergo his own revolution. He will go behind the scenes, talk of the supports and setbacks, as well as reveal his hopes and heartbreaks for our beleaguered world and threatened existence as a species; and how – just conceivably his book may help the awakening, before it is too late.
Held in Toynbee Hall, a historic lecture hall, the event is easily accessible in a one day visit to London. The venue is located within walking distance of the Gestalt Centre as well as Liverpool Street, Fenchurch, Aldgate, Aldgate East and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Although a healthy and tasty lunch will be provided participants are invited to support the British Gestalt Journal by baking cakes to share with the community.
Participants will earn 5.5 Countinuous Professional Development hours for attending.
Malcolm Parlett, Ph.D followed his doctoral work in experimental psychology at Cambridge with research into teaching and learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Edinburgh University. This led to an organisational consulting practice, mainly with universities and philanthropic foundations, during which he encountered Gestalt therapy. Following training with Edwin and Sonia Nevis, Elaine Kepner, and other teachers at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Malcolm moved back to the UK. He co-founded the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute, edited the British Gestalt Journal, and was appointed as visiting professor of Gestalt psychotherapy at the University of Derby. In his retirement he is coaching, writing, and editing. He is based in Oxford and travels widely.
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Adam Kincel (British Gestalt Journal)