Moving towards the edge
2018, July 23-29 • Bilbao (Spain)
An Advanced International Event in Gestalt Therapy


  • Ruella Frank (New York, United States), Ph. D. founder and director of Center for Somatic studies
  • Jean-Marie Robine (Bordeaux, France), founder of French Gestalt therapy Institute (IFGT)
  • Michael Vincent Miller (New York, United States), Co-founder of Boston Gestalt Institute

This event will be translated from English to Spanish.

This six-day program, a collaboration among Michael Vincent Miller, Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine, three international trainers and theorists, is intended for experienced practitioners as well as trainers of Gestalt therapy. The emphasis is on expanding possibilities and exploring new horizons in our work. Foundational concepts of Gestalt therapy, such as contacting, contact-boundary, theory of self, etc., will be scrutinized and given new shape. Some of our concerns to be taken up : The phenomenology of movement in early development and therapy ; anxiety, depression, and trauma from a temporal point of view ; the central place of form in the aesthetics of health and pathology ; reflexivity—the moving I and the feeling Me—in the theory of self.

Each half-day, one of the presenters will open the topic and the other two join in to contribute to a further illumination of the theme, and arrive at an integration of our various perspectives. There also will be ample time for experiments, small group discussion, and therapy demonstrations to ground this new material in participants’ experience.


From 2018, Monday July 23, 9h30 to Sunday 29, 17h
Thursday 26 will be free


The seminar will be held in HOTEL SILKEN INDAUTXU, located in the very center of Bilbao (Spain - Basque country), famous with its outstanding Guggenheim Museum created by Frank Gehry which launched this city as one of the most attractive and artistic city.