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The Curse of Awareness (EN) By Frans Meulmeester
The Curse of Awareness (EN) By Frans Meulmeester

Tue, 13 Dec



The Curse of Awareness (EN) By Frans Meulmeester

Awareness as a tool in therapy. What the therapist feels in contact with the client is relevant to the process. How to lead the process but follow the client, with trust in the process. Get in contact with Gestalt, and expand your experiential knowledge on how to be present in contact with clients.

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Time & Location

13 Dec 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 CET

Amsterdam, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 183, 1071 BW Amsterdam, Netherlands


About the event

There are people who are suffering and that is the reason why they come to us for support or therapy. They feel something is missing or they feel that their life is not going the way they want and they do not fully understand why it is like this or they don’t know how to change it.

As a Gestalt practitioner, our main focus in working with such a person is on increasing his awareness. We do that mainly by using the here and now interaction as an entrance, because in this interaction the daily interaction of the client with his environment will become visible.

“I don’t know how it is for you, but I notice that while you are talking about your work I totally lose my energy. Do you have that experience too?“. “You are telling me, that you often end up in a conflict with the people around you and, honestly speaking, I notice that the way you are talking to me and the fact that you interrupted and corrected me already several times makes me feel very uncomfortable and I even notice that I have a tendency to enter into a conflict with you too. Are you aware of that?”

A bit about Frans Meulmeester: 

I am working as a Gestalt trainer, therapist, coach, supervisor and consultant for more than 30 years.

I was a staff member of the former MultidiMens Gestalt Institute in Belgium, and now, I am involved as a staff member to help build up gestalt institutes, like the Bulgarian Gestalt Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Caucasian Institute for Gestalt therapy and Family therapy in Tbilisi, Georgia and the Gestalt Institute Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal. Next to that, I am a faculty member or guest trainer in many other Gestalt institutes in Europe e.g. The Relational Change Organisation in the UK.

As a therapist and counselor, I was seeing clients in my private practice, and I have worked for about 25 years in a counseling center for clients with cancer.

As a coach/consultant, I have mainly worked in healthcare and education.

Working in other countries and other cultures has always been a passion. It enriches me and deepens my understanding of my own culture, assumptions, and what I take for granted.

I am a registered member of the European Association for Gestalt therapy and Theory (EAGT) as a therapist, GPO, and supervisor and as a European Certified Psychotherapist of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

General € 175

for NSG students €150

6NVAGT points

Participants can cancell free of charge up to one week before the date of the workshop. Any later, the full admission fee will be charged.

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