Jim Conwell

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"Jim Conwell (MFC#48137) is a CIIS ICP graduate and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in both Livermore and San Francisco. He is a founding member of the Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI) as well as being staff/faculty for the institute. Jim has been a student of Gestalt psychotherapy and Gestalt group experience since 1994, and has been a student of awareness and consciousness since 1979. He has a unique focus in Gestalt known as Gestalt Awareness Practice (GAP), a union of Gestalt and Vipassana originated by Dick and Christine Price of Esalen, and also taught by John Madatian M.A. and Beth O'Connor Ph.D. Jim interned with Lu Grey MFT for the entirety of his internship, co-led Advanced Gestalt Trainings with Gieve Patel from 2008 – 2011, and has been in ongoing GAP training with John Madatian, M.A. and Beth O’Connor, Ph.D. since 1994. He is especially interested in the gestalt process of increasing awareness and developing self-support & self-responsibility and how these processes organically support movement toward greater aliveness, differentiation & individuation, authenticity, integrity and wholeness. He is trained in and practices the integration of body, mind, heart and spirit through the gestalt modality. He is also passionate about psychotherapy with couples, especially in addressing issues of attachment, differentiation, intimacy, & sexuality, with a special focus on the integration of differentiation, attachment, and neurobiology. He currently and actively pursues study in these areas as well as in gestalt psychotherapy and Gestalt Awareness Practice." [1]


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  1. Bay Area Gestalt Institute Jim Conwell, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2013.