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We are not alone - In War and Peace

Spring 2022 Newsletter
Welcome to this issue
Angela Mutum 
4 Minutes Read
The theme of the UKAGP conference this year is “We are not alone – Being with our differences, our commonalities”.  One way of exploring our differences and our commonalities is through telling our stories... Read More
Final Update from Our Chair
Belinda Harris, PhD
11 Minutes Read
As I approach this task for the final time I am aware of the power of this moment to evoke embodied memories of people and events that have made a unique impact on me ... Read More

Food for Thought
Good Pair Bad Pair 
Gaie Houston
3 Minutes Read
We are not alone.  The pair is a fascinating conjunction. In Gestalt theory, which is reality, it is the only place of contact. It is Buber’s I-Thou, the fullest meeting. Read More
The battle of the two forces 
Dan Graham
1 Minute Read
Where does the feeling that We Are Alone come from? It comes from a division in ourselves. If we were not divided in ourselves we would experience ‘Oneness’. Read more

Creative Contributions

The Eternal Spring – Piotr Mierkowski

Clown – Paul Ricketts

Presence – A Series of poems - Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Institute 

The Diggerman, a Modern Limerick – Maite Isabel Burt
Digging in Fields – Julia Ouzia

Landscape from a Gestalt Perspective – Karolina Burt

An Ending - Fiona Turnbull
A Beginning ... Open Question
Could this newsletter be the beginning of conversations? 
The UKACP newsletter editorial team would love to open up further dialogue.
We’re planning to incorporate a section in the summer issue of the newsletter called ‘Have Your Say’.

Our invitation is for readers to respond to what you’ve read in this issue.
What has moved you in this newsletter? What has prompted a response, of whatever kind? 
Is the theme of ending resonant for you? What endings are you experiencing? What endings do you fear? 
Or perhaps the connection with nature in this issue of the newsletter evokes a response? 
Or the themes around conflict and war? 

Our overarching theme remains: “We are not alone.” We invite you to send us anything that works for you as you respond – one line, a paragraph, an image, a poem, a story, a piece.
All contributions are welcome! Responses should be sent to 

In our Field

Book Reviewer Wanted
1 minute read
Are you interested in writing a book review? Gestalt Journal Press have sent a copy of “Thoughts from the Couch” by Juliette Clancy. Email us to get the book for free, in exchange for a review in our next newsletter. Read More
Book Review
Grounded by Ruth Allen 
4 Minutes Read
16th of April, sometime in the late afternoon, somewhere in the Southern half of Richmond Park – it is Holy Saturday, a day that was always associated with play, family, chocolate, and nature when I was growing up. Read More 
Research Participants Wanted

On Being in the Digital World: The Practice of Gestalt Psychotherapy Online

Seeking Gestalt psychotherapists to join two focus group sessions.

Click here for more information

Jay Levin’s talk on Loss and Grieving  

The talk was organized by Al Najat Village Association, Lebanon
Donations are needed and appreciated. The event was sponsored by GATLA. 

1hr 32mins Watch Time
To watch click here or on the preview above


We have a number of vacancies to advertise this month, from UKAGP, Metanoia Institute and Gestalt Centre London. Click below for more information.
Survey Results 
 A huge thank you to all who took the time to respond to our survey in the winter newsletter. The summary findings of the survey can be found here

One area I really want to respond to is that some new voices have reported not feeling heard; they can feel ‘intimidated’ by a ‘culture of seniority’. As a community it’s important everyone feels their voice is welcome and heard. Read more
6 Minutes Read
Hannah Turner
Publicity Lead – UKAGP

Dates for the Diary

Click the titles for more information

 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July 2022
Conversations with Trees - hosted by Roderic London at Gestalt Birmingham

4th June 2022 onwards
Healing Trauma in the Path to Recovery - Rafael Cortina - Trauma and Addiction a Gestalt Approach - Six modules. Online.

17th & 18th June 2022
Emergent Processes  – Clare Bartram and Christine Stevens- The use of clay, imagery and writing as expressive tools in therapy. Nottingham.

July 9th 2022 onwards
Open Gestalt  - Ongoing online interest groups and a virtual conference hosted by Gestalt Mexico - More information on their website here

15th to 17th July 2022
UKAGP Residential Conference –  Tickets still available. We greatly welcome additional workshop offerings! Please get in touch. Nottingham

24th September 2022
Fields of Power – Marianne Fry Lecture with Marie-Anne Chidiac. Bristol.

1st-2nd October 2022
Working with Body and Movement in Psychotherapy - With Helena Kallner assisted by Ruth Nightingale. London.

And finally, we have a fond farewell note from our outgoing administrator, Alec Parsons-Smith... Read more
Thanks for reading! 


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