Eighteen months after beginning the Gestalt Training program, I am amazed at the change I feel. In my classmates, I have gained a community of caring, loving and support. I have gained a community where I feel accepted, where I have been able to communicate freely, where I can discuss the hurt, pain and loss in my life without fear of being rejected. I have gained a community where I can openly show my love, respect and friendship in a way that is meaningful to others. I have been able to openly explore things about myself and have been encouraged by my classmates to push even further into this path of self-exploration. And as they have stood by me, helped me, supported me and loved me, I have done the same for them. I am both proud and awed at how much our class has grown in trusting, loving and supporting one another.