Basis and further steps

On you will find our current offers, that build on the previous work at the Institute for Haptic Gestaltbildung Barbara Osterwald in Munich. We offer further education in close connection with the previous institute. The closeness of the name to the Barbos Foundation based in Munich is intentional and documents the result of Barbara Osterwald's work as well as her desire and will: to give pedagogical and therapeutic accompaniment at the Clay Field a professionally sound, communally oriented and ethically justifiable place in society.

We share this goal and in this new framework we set out to teach interested people from pedagogical or therapeutic professions the ability to accompany development with Haptic-Sensorimotor Gestaltbildung and Relational Clay Field Therapy. We also are contact persons for qualified Clay Field Therapy practitioners: you can book supervision as well as supplementary practical weekends and thematic workshops. We are open to projects of academic research.

Qualified and certified in Work at the Clay Field® by the founder Heinz Deuser, we additionally name and integrate the specific findings of Cornelia Elbrecht. From our point of view she defined the relevance of Work at the Clay Field® to accompany psychologically traumatized people. Furthermore she realized an international scope of Haptic-Sensorimotor Developmental Accompaniment and Therapy with Work at the Clay Field® and Clay Field Therapy®. In addition, pedagogy and systemic therapy significantly shape our perspective on accompanying people in their efforts towards recovery and personal development.

We are used to providing professional trainings for adults and give basic workshops and masterclasses for art therapists in Arbeit am Tonfeld®/Work at the Clay Field® since 2017. As therapists we accompany children from 2 years, adolescents and adults in our own practice.