Cancelled - Not For The Feint of Heart: Be Bold In Your Personal Growth

Dear Community:
With regret, the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center has decided to cancel the upcoming March 31 Gestalt Demonstration, due to the deep concern regarding the containment of the Coronavirus. 
We want to do what is in the best interest of safety for our community by erroring on the side of caution; trying to decrease the rapidity in which this virus spreads within group settings.

Be Safe,

Ron, Dori, & Mark 


If you're "feint of heart," you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. You feint this way and that, preserving the status quo instead of moving past obstacles. This workshop is not for the feint of heart. It's for people who have a passionate commitment to creating healthy relationships within healthy lives. It offers opportunities to benefit from intensive individual healing work, which may involve emotional injuries rooted in the past, recurring themes or patterns of dysfunction, or personal longings in the here and now. Whatever the content of your work, you will:

  • Discover the issues that are immediately obstructing the quality of your life
  • Learn contact skills to authentically and effectively express yourself and assure healthy interaction with others
  • Risk working deeply in an atmosphere of trust and mutual support
  • Expand your capacity for generosity and compassion for yourself and others

This workshop is particularly helpful for human-relations professionals and those committed to a path of personal betterment. Incorporating Mariah Gladis' effective and innovative use of music, Dori and Mark will blend individual and group Gestalt work in an environment of trust, compassion, and emotional generosity.

When: Friday evening at 7:30pm, through Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm

Location: Workshop is held at Temenos Retreat Center in West Chester, PA. Healthy meals and snacks are provided.

Fee: $495—Individual Work Space participants have a time to do "open seat" work with Dori and Mark. $350—Group Space participants share in group exercises and are involved as observers of open seat work.

Reservations: A non-refundable deposit of $200 reserves your space for a weekend workshop. Please indicate whether you want an individual or a group spot and would like overnight accommodations. There are a limited overnight accommodations available at $150 for the weekend, double-occupancy. Please call our Center at 610-251-0945 for reservations. Visa, MasterCard and PayPal are accepted.

CEUs: The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has approved this workshop for 21 contact hours of continuing education toward licensure renewal.

Dori Middleman, MD, is psychiatrist in private practice and Founder of the Center for a Healthy World.

Mark Putnam, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, co-leads workshops and training at the Center, and is Medical Director for the Department of Psychiatry at St. Joseph Medical Center, and for Haven Behavioral Hospital in Reading, PA.


March 20 - 22, 2020
Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester, PA

7:30pm Friday to 5:00pm Sunday

  • Individual Space: $495
  • Group Space: $350
  • Individual Space + Lodging: $645
  • Group Space + Lodging: $500
  • Deposit: $200
  • CEUs: 21 hours

Healthy meals and snacks are provided.

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