Events and Workshops

Two Day Gestalt Experiential Workshop

The continuing need to remain aware of ourselves and how we function leads to benefits in all aspects of our lives.

The process of self awareness leads to knowledge of how we function in our world. Clarity around our defence systems and integrating our alienated parts is a journey to find our true selves. Only then can change take place and new experiences be allowed to enter our lives. This is the Paradoxical Theory of Change, which Arnold Beisser,M.D. quoted in 1970: "that change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not”.

Here is an opportunity for you to raise self-awareness utilizing the process of Gestalt Therapy with a focus being on the role of experiment.

We are excited to be working together again and joining with you for a weekend of exploration into the world of Gestalt.

The workshop is open to all those interested in Gestalt Principles.

October 6th & 7th 2018, Oxford Falls, NSW

  • When: Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October 2018
  • Time: 9.30am to 5:00pm
  • Venue: Peace Park Hall
    Cnr of Wakehurst Parkway & Dreadnought Rd
    Oxford Falls (opp. Christian City Church)
  • Cost: $320 per person ($100 deposit & application due by September 14th, 2018)
  • Bring your own Lunch.
    Morning & Afternoon Teas included
  • Elligble participants will recieve P.D. points
  • Bookings:
    Maria Dolenc | 0425 277 279 | maria@mariadolenc.com.au
    Irene Dungey | 0458 529 333 | ireneld@bigpond.com

Download the workshop flyer here


Systemic/Family Constellation Workshop

Despite their greatest efforts many people are not able either to live their life fully or relate well within their families. They can experience powerful forces that thwart them in their lives and feel entangled within the dynamics of their family.

Entanglements in family dynamics can result in relationship difficulties between:

  • partners
  • parents and children
  • siblings
They can also contribute to:
  • addictions
  • illnesses
  • negative repetitive patterns in our lives

Constellation work is a process by which family dynamics are made visible. A participant selects people to represent his or her family members and places them into a position that reflects the participant’s experience of his or her family. The dynamics of the family relationship can then be observed. The facilitator works in a highly respectful manner bringing into awareness any blocks that may be preventing love from flowing within the family system.

September 15th, 2018, Vine & Branches Personal Growth Centre, Lower Plenty, VIC

  • When: Saturday September 15th, 2018
  • Time: 9.30am to 5:00pm
  • Venue: Vine & Branches Personal Growth Centre
    427 Bonds Road
    Lower Plenty, Vic, 3093
  • Cost: $180 per person ($100 deposit by August 10th, 2018)
  • Bring your own Lunch.
    Morning & Afternoon Teas included
  • Bookings: Maria Dolenc | 0425 277 279 | maria@mariadolenc.com.au
    Michal de Willoughby | 0422 088 983 | theemeraldparadigm@gmail.com.au

Download September workshop flyer here

November 23rd & 24th, 2018, Mevlana, Byron Bay (NSW)C

  • When: Friday November 23rd & Saturday November 24th, 2018
  • Time: Friday - 6pm to 9pm & Saturday - 9.30am to 5:30pm
  • Venue: 42 Bilin Road Myocum NSW 2481 [Byron Bay]
  • Cost: $250 per person ($100 deposit by October 2nd, 2018)
  • Bring your own Lunch.
    Morning & Afternoon Teas included
  • A vegetarian lunch (Soup, salad & dessert) is available for an additional $22.50
  • Bookings: Maria Dolenc | 0425 277 279 | maria@mariadolenc.com.au
    Jen Henderson | 0413 057 600 | jennyahenderson@me.com

Download November workshop flyer here


Constellation Work with Couple

Sunday September 16th, 2018 - Vine & Branches Personal Growth Centre, Lower Plenty, VIC

  • When: Sunday September 16th, 2018
  • Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Venue: Vine & Branches Personal Growth Centre
    427 Bonds Road
    Lower Plenty, Vic, 3093
  • Cost: $350 per couple ($100 deposit by August 10th, 2018)
  • Bring your own Lunch.
    Morning & Afternoon Teas included
  • Bookings:
    Maria Dolenc | 0425 277 279 | maria@mariadolenc.com.au
    Michal de Willoughby | 0422 088 983 | theemeraldparadigm@gmail.com.au

Download September workshop flyer here

November 25th, 2018, Mevlana, Byron Bay (NSW)C

  • When: Sunday November 25th, 2018
  • Time: 9.30am to 5:30pm
  • Venue: 42 Bilin Road Myocum NSW 2481 [Byron Bay]
  • Cost: $300 per couple ($100 deposit by October 2nd, 2018)
  • Bring your own Lunch.
    Morning & Afternoon Teas included
  • A vegetarian lunch (Soup, salad & dessert) is available for an additional $22.50
  • Bookings: Maria Dolenc | 0425 277 279 | maria@mariadolenc.com.au
    Jen Henderson | 0413 057 600 | jennyahenderson@me.com

Download November workshop flyer here


Systemic/Family Constellation Training - April - October 2018 (Over 4 Weekends)

Course Overview

Systemic Constellation is a method which, if we are attentive and sensitive, opens the door to the depths of the soul.

The course provides the participant with an experiential, educational and theoretical background of systemic constellation work and blends it with the principles and practice of Gestalt therapy

Course Aim

To generate an educational experience whereby you can develop a good theoretical and practical basis for introducing systemic constellation work into your own practices.

We aim to cover the most important core areas of the systemic constellation work and where possible, include special interests and needs of the individuals in the course.

Learning Processes

  • Teaching, reflections and discussions
  • Experiential exercises
  • Feedback
  • Small group self directed learning between training sessions
  • Self-awareness
  • Evolving personal style and creativity

Pre-requisites for Students

To be already working in a field in which you can readily apply constellation work eg: therapist, organisational consultant, health professional, teacher, counsellor, social worker and individuals interested in their inner work.

Course Numbers

A minimum of 8 students enrolled at the outset for the course to proceed.

Course Dates

20th Apr – 22nd Apr 2018
22nd Jun –24th Jun 2018
24th Aug – 26th Aug 2018
26th Oct – 28th Oct 2018

This final weekend is also open to experienced facilitators and focuses on working with individuals.

For a more detailed Course Outline & Application Form contact Maria:maria@mariadolenc.com.au / 02 8021 2177 / 0425 277 279

Download workshop flyer here