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Vadym Hrechka

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Wouldn’t you agree that the history of any company always begins long before the date of its official opening? This is what happened with the MIGIS Institute (the Interregional Institute of Gestalt Therapy and Art) is the first Institute of Gestalt Therapy in Ukraine. To be honest, we are still arguing about its exact launch date.... The fact is that our trainers began to conduct the first training programs back in 2000, and the institute itself began its work in 2008.

During this time, each and every one of MIGIS gestalt therapists, who started as students and became professionals later, is now a part of a real team and a strong all-Ukrainian community of specialists.

The main task of our institute is to train high-quality specialists who help their clients revive the creator’s worldview in themselves, see new meanings, and become the person they can still become. This is much more than just asking for “help with a specific problem.”

Welcome to the new world! Sincerely, Vadim Grechka, CEO and Founder, the MIGIS Institute
Training consists of two main stages: Basic and Professional.
Stage I
This basic training stage will be useful to everyone who wants to study, first of all, themselves. In other words, this stage is persons who are interested in how they can change the limitations in their own perception and “unravel the mystery of the universe.” This first step is also useful for those who are connected with people in their activities, in one way or another, and want to understand the motives of their behavior and nature. During your training, you will:
  • learn the history of the emergence of gestalt therapy and be introduced to its main persons and theoretical concepts;
  • see how a professional psychotherapy session goes;
  • learn to recognize your feelings, sensations, and emotions; manage and be aware of your needs; and build relationships with your loved ones so that you like these relationships;
  • understand how to go through the crises that the modern world more than presents us with;
  • regain the authorship of your life and feel a desire to create again; understand what opportunities you have for changing both yourself and the world around you.
Stage II
The second stage was created for already practicing gestalt therapists who not only want to receive more from their profession but also find it important to master the skill of a real “atmosphere catcher.”
You will:
  • understand how to apply creativity in working with different states of clients;
  • learn to work with neuroses, addictions, psychosomatics, problem family relationships, relationships with children and parents etc.;
  • receive professional identification and integrate yourself into a therapeutic community;
  • master the practical skills of gestalt work: the methodology of practice, clinical and other particular issues of gestalt therapy, supervision, and much more;
The training program for Gestalt therapists at the MIGIS Institute complies with all international standards.
Stage III
The third stage is for those who feel the strength and desire to become a mentor and to share their knowledge and experience.
The Stage III curriculum is designed to train supervisors and teachers for Stage I and Stage II gestalt therapy. It includes 12 four-day seminars, during which future trainers and supervisors learn the following:
  • the subtleties and nuances of supervisory work and the basic principles of a supervisor’s work in the gestalt approach;
  • theory and practice of teaching gestalt therapy (its methodology and organization and filling of lectures and practical classes with content);
  • the specifics of work on the organization and structure of long-term training programs for “gestalt therapists” (preparation of group programs, co-therapy, identification of one’s own style, working with a therapeutic space and atmosphere etc.);
  • the processes of creating and conducting master classes, as well as presenting themselves at conferences and in the psychotherapeutic community;
  • the main aspects of teaching.
It is customary for us to use only a constructive communication despite possible difficulties and to help each other reveal our potential.
A Combination of Psychotherapy and Art
This approach makes you look at the world from a different angle and, as a result, create your own because it is much more interesting to study space and atmosphere with the help of art around a person.
A Combination of Theory and Practice
One of the main differences in our educational process is the ability to focus on practical skills using theoretical knowledge; that is, to live the experience rather than just outline the material. This allows our specialists to successfully fulfill themselves in the profession.
Humor, Irony and Paradox
A person is used to limitation by building walls on the path to themselves; the above, however, are the tools that will be equally useful both in everyday life and in teaching gestalt therapists.
This is a valuable skill that we have used to create a completely different learning format, given the availability of a person of today: you can gain knowledge at your own pace while working or studying at the same time.