Running Groups: A Workshop on Experience and Process Facilitation


Running Groups: A Workshop on Experience and Process Facilitation

Presented by

Dr Ari Badaines – Clinical Psychologist, Gestalt Therapist and Psychodramatist

Dr Ari Badaines obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the United States. In 1980 he was awarded a one-year Post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington,DC where he completed his certification requirements to be a psychodramatist and Trainer-Practitioner-Educator.

In the 1980’s he undertook training in Gestalt Therapy followed by group therapy and Family and Couple Therapy. Ari has been a member of the faculty of various psychodrama and Gestalt therapy training institutes and runs experiential and training groups in the USA, UK, Europe, and Sydney .


Sun 06 Nov 2022


9.30 am – 4.30 pm


Gestalt Therapy Brisbane

431 Montague Road, West End

Brisbane, Queensland




$260 when taken in conjunction with Polyvagal Theory: Enhancing Emotional Regulation and Safety in Connection on Sat 05 Nov 2022

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Who is the workshop for?

  • individual and group therapists from any therapeutic modality
  • Gestalt and other therapy students
  • Anyone interested in facilitating experiential groups.

Participant Outcomes

  • The opportunity to experience Gestalt Group therapy by a highly skilled Gestalt therapist
  • Grow personally through participation in this group.
  • Through this experience, develop and further enhance your own group facilitation skills and understanding
  • Ffind answers to your questions and concerns regarding facilitating groups with a unique focus on Gestalt group therapy.


Group therapy often replicates our family experiences, reflecting our fears of exclusion, acceptability and belonging, and how these early issues create a persistent pattern of relating to others and ourselves.  

We get ‘stuck’ when we don’t risk stepping into the new, but stay in the familiar and unexciting in spite of how unstimulating it may be because we feel safe there. Thus, satisfying, intimate relationships are avoided or greater career opportunities seen as impossible etc.

Group work can help participants to get clearer about these avoidant patterns. It often creates a powerful atmosphere of trust and safety as well as encouragement for each other, so that group members are often surprised by what they actually do risk in the group and in their lives and the progress that they achieve.

Join Dr Ari Badaines in this one-day experiential Gestalt therapy group workshop in order to both have an experience of Gestalt therapy in a group setting and have the opportunity in the last hour of the day to ask questions about the process and interventions, as well as discuss general issues related to group facilitation.

Special offer when taken in conjunction with Polyvagal Theory: Enhancing Emotional Regulation and Safety in Connection