The Art of Practice:

Body Basics to Inspire Creativity

Alison Lee (Alee) | 8 December 2019 | Brisbane

Every ‘body’ contains a wealth of wisdom and creativity.


When working with the mind we are inevitably working with the body, its mythology and potential. Every body contains a multitude of narratives, wisdom and creativity, yet often we can get pulled into a tide of stories that leave the body out. So, what happens when we start with the body and make space for an embodied dialogue?

It is my hope that you will leave this workshop, inspired to work more bravely, playfully and with an appreciation for how Gestalt principles can support you in practice.

When we own the stories, we can write a brave new ending.
– Brene Brown

Who is the workshop for?

  • Experienced and emerging practitioners including;
    • counsellors, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, teachers, pastoral care workers, emergency care workers and support workers.
  • GTB Graduates and current students
  • Those who are new to Gestalt and interested in how Gestalt principles might work in practice


  • ACA Endorsed OPD

Through case studies and creative experiments, we will begin to explore the risks, challenges and rewards of embodied practice and how art and play can nurture a relational dialogue.

This workshop will offer an opportunity to explore:

  • how our bodies show up in and examine how we can engage the body in ways that support authentic, empowering and creative practice
  • how Gestalt principles can assist the practitioner body when feelings of inadequacy, burn out, vulnerability, desire, despair or discomfort arise
  • how we can begin to tap into the incredible resource that our bodies offer and how this can support creative flow and nurture this in our clients
  • examples of dialogic relational work with clients
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Presented by

Alison Lee (Alee)
Alee is an artist, yogi, Mum & GTB graduate. Alee’s professional experience spans 3 decades, with community-based organisations, including EDQ (Eating Disorders QLD); BRISSC (Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Supports Centre) and private practice. In 2001, while working at BRISSC Alee co-created CRUISE a resource for women who self-harm and in 2013 she received a National Body Image Award for I♥Me school program. Alee’s interest in embodied creative practice grew out of her lived experience of trauma, Yoga training and ongoing art practice. Alee is a Level 4 ACA member, registered Supervisor and continues to offer a part-time practice at GTB & on the Sunshine Coast where she now enjoys life at the beach with her wife, their dog and visiting kids and grandkids.

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Register for this Workshop

Where & When

Date Sunday 8 December 2019

Time 9.30 am – 4.30 pm


Gestalt Therapy Brisbane

431 Montague Road, West End

Brisbane, Queensland

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    Early bird registrations close 30 November 2019
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