Growing up as a queer, non-binary person, amidst a conservative family and society, I have too often, and for too many years, received the message from the community around me, as well as those closer to me who could have protected me, that I wasn’t enough – that being me, as I was, wasn’t enough to be worthy of love. As an adult person, I have more often than not struggled with my very own sense of self-love and self-worth; I have struggled with knowing love, and with allowing others to love me; I have struggled with relationships. I have felt confused about my body, my sexuality and gender. I have missed having a home to return to, and a family to belong to; I have missed feeling part of a community, feeling heard and understood.
But I have also searched for help. I have also looked for places where I could be myself, places where I could talk about my pain and heal, where I could express my sexuality and gender. I have also looked for people with whom I could share, and who would love me as I am, people with whom I could possibly build a family of my own. And I have also attempted to know love – to love others, and myself.
And that is how I have met Gabriele. And once, during a session, while witnessing me crying, and listening to me talking about my pain, Gabriele said: »I have a sense that who you are is enough. But who you are is endangered.«
»Endangered«, I understood, by the echoes of the voices inside myself, the voices of the ones who once told me for too long, and just too often, that I wouldn’t be loved for being who I am. And that was when Gabriele had an idea. She proposed we could create a group for people with similar struggles and longings as mine; a group for gay, queer, trans, non-binary people where we could share, and talk about our longings, struggles and our pain. Where we could listen to each other, and support. Where we could be there for one another. Where we could heal and grow together. Where we would be – and feel – welcomed as we are. And this is what this group is about. Ugo Rex
The group is led by Gabriele Blankertz: As a Gestalt therapist I have been working with different people in individual sessions and with couples and groups for 20 years; I give trainings in Gestalt and dialogue workshops. I love to learn from others – and hopefully others also from me.
Assistant: Ugo Rex, Artist
Start: Wednesday, 22. Mai 219, 10:00 – 12:00
Number of participants:
small familiar group of 6 persons
Dates: 22., 29. Mai, 5., 12., 19., 26. June, 3., 10. July, summer break, 28. August, 4., 11., 18., 25. September, 23., 30. October, 6. November
Costs: 300 € (6 rates of 50 €)
Location: InKontakt Gestaltinstitut Berlin, Gleimstraße 37, 10437 Berlin
Entscheidungsseminar für die nächste Ausbildung ist 14. - 15. September 2019. Leitung: Gabriele Blankertz
Gestalt für Beratung und Coaching ab 2020
Stilles Sitzen (Zazen), Geh-Meditation und Kreisgespräch. 19:00 - 20:30 Uhr.
29. - 30. März 2019, Lernwerkstatt
Im Dialog Veränderung gestalten. deutsch/arabisch/englisch
15. - 17. April 2019, Gestalt-Workshop
Dialogische Gesprächsführung und Störungen im Kontaktprozess, Gabriele Blankertz