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Sat, 31 Aug



Inner Child work- A Gestalt Art Therapy approach ZOOM

"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him." - Pablo Neruda- Poet

Inner Child work- A Gestalt Art Therapy approach ZOOM
Inner Child work- A Gestalt Art Therapy approach ZOOM

Time & Location

31 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEST


About the event


Working with the inner child in a therapeutic way through Gestalt Art Therapy is crucial because it allows individuals to access and heal unresolved emotional experiences from childhood. This approach integrates creative expression with self-awareness, enabling clients to visually and symbolically explore their inner world. Through art, people can safely confront and process past traumas, unmet needs, and suppressed emotions. Gestalt Art Therapy encourages a holistic approach, emphasizing the connection between mind, body, and emotions, fostering self-acceptance and growth. This therapeutic process can lead to a greater sense of wholeness, emotional healing, and a deeper understanding of oneself.

Who has never been a child?

In popular psychology and analytical psychology, the inner child is an individual's childlike aspect. It includes what a person learned as a child, before puberty. The inner child is often conceived as a semi-independent subpersonality subordinate to the waking conscious mind.

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) originated the concept in his divine child archetype. New Thought spiritual leader Emmet Fox (1886–1951) called it the "wonder child". The concept of the inner child was further developed by husband and wife team Vivian and Arthur Janov in primal therapy, expounded in the books The Primal Scream (1970) and The Feeling Child (1973).

During this day  you will:

  • Work with the meaning of the "nurturing parent" and "protective parent" within "inner family work" to care for a person's physical, emotional, creative, and spiritual needs.
  • We will review the concept of the "critical parent within", and provide you tools for managing it.
  • investigate the unresolved childhood experiences and the lingering effects of childhood dysfunction: the sum of mental-emotional memories stored in the subconscious from conception through pre-puberty.
  • Through the Gestalt Art Therapy approach each participant will access, in a safe mode, their childhood memories, being witness to the stories of their origins in childhood, and participants will find some different proposals for the healing process.
  • Recovery and support of Your Inner Child using Gestalt art therapy techniques.
  • Review of the connection between Attachment Theory and the Inner child work.
  • Discover how the unfinished business of the inner child will be affecting the adult lives of your clients.
  • Support your clients in working with their inner child.
  • Work with your inner child, to be ready to support your clients' inner child.

Working with the inner child in counseling provides a range of emotional benefits for clients, facilitating deeper self-understanding and healing. Here are some key emotional benefits:

  • Emotional Release: Addressing unresolved feelings from childhood allows clients to release long-held emotions, providing a cathartic experience that can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Healing Past Traumas: Engaging with the inner child can help clients process and heal from traumatic experiences, leading to a sense of closure and relief.
  • Building Self-Compassion: This approach encourages clients to nurture their inner child with kindness and understanding, fostering self-compassion and reducing self-criticism.
  • Rebuilding Trust: As clients reconnect with their inner child, they rebuild trust in themselves, fostering a greater sense of security and confidence.
  • Strengthening Emotional Regulation: By addressing and acknowledging deep-seated emotions, clients can learn healthier ways to manage and regulate their feelings.
  • Enhancing Relationships: As clients understand their inner child’s needs and vulnerabilities, they often improve their relationships with others, promoting empathy and authentic connections.

►For Australian Professionals

Registrants can obtain their CPD /OPD hours (Non-endorsed activities). AASW CPD hours. ACA OPD hours. PACFA CPD hours. AHPRA CPD hours. Confirm with your Association, please.

►For professionals: Experiential workshop to be used with clients to improve patient outcomes.

►For non-professionals: Discover the hidden messages that your Inner Child might have for you and/or pay attention to what is behind the messages.

► This workshop will be recorded for access later. Participating in this workshop means that you accept to be recorded and the file will be shared with participants.

Any questions please contact us.

Workshop information:

Day: August 31st, 2024

Time: 5pm to 7pm  (Brisbane- Australian time)  AEST- Australian Eastern Standard Time. UTC/GMT +10 hours. See here time converter


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Participation: $95Aud

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► This workshop will be recorded, allowing participants who cannot attend due to time zone differences to access the content later. By participating in this workshop, you agree to these conditions.

If you need a Certificate of Participation for CPD purposes but cannot attend the live event, you are still eligible for the certificate. To qualify, you must watch the recording, complete the proposed activities, send us a picture of your creations, and complete a feedback form.

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What do you need for the day of the workshop:

System: Zoom (After registration and payment you will receive the link for your participation)

System and Materials you will need for the workshop participation:

- Internet connection

- Having installed the Zoom program (Download here)

- PC, Laptop, Tablet with webcam & audio

- Paper to write

- Magazines (if you want to use collage)

- Scissors

- Glue

- Felt pens, or other coloured pens that you like

- Mobile phone or camera to take a photo of your creation.

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Workshop only for Adults.

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