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

With Mariah Fenton Gladis, Dori Middleman, Mark Putnam

Friday Evening, March 23 to Sunday, March 25


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. Mariah Fenton Gladis, known for her effective and innovative use of music to enrich the workshop experience, will blend individual and group Gestalt work in an environment of trust, compassion, and emotional generosity. A thirty one-year survivor of Lou Gehrig's Disease, Mariah speaks with what she calls her "ALS accent," which will be translated.

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

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.

Mariah Fenton Gladis, MSS, LCSW, BCD, is the Founder and Director of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center.

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 23 - 25, 2018
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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