By: Yaro Stark
His father went off to fight in Europe but he was never seen again and his body was never found. This is Yaro’s story of growing up with no more than an idealised image of who his father was. Later his mother had to remarry so they could move from the Ukraine to a refugee camp in Germany and on to a better life in Venezuela. But there were major issues to deal with as Yaro hated his step father.
In spite of the challenges Yaro was determined to make a better life for himself and he went on to major in Psychology. Since then he has gone on to become a father and an acclaimed Psychotherapist with a particular interest in men’s issues.
This is an inspirational story told from the twin views of a man and psychotherapist coming to terms with his own father issues. Yaro is sharing his story for anyone who knows what it’s like to have missing or absent father, and this story is about howto manage all those feelings when all you’ve ever wanted was a dad.
Yaro Starak, a gestalt therapist and educator, has thirty years of experience and is a pioneer in the creation of the first Gestalt Art Therapy Institute in the world of which he is the Director, located in Australia. He is well known for his many workshops with men, couples and groups. Moreover, Yaro is the Director of Online Training and teaches, along with his partner Gemma Garcia, Art Therapy Capability via Internet.
[image]Yaro is passionate about men’s issues and has run workshops and seminars in many countries. He has over 30 years experience working with men and can be contacted through the The Gestalt Art Therapy centre where he is available for individual sessions, group sessions, workshops, seminars and as a speaker. Yaro can be contacted following this link. http://gestaltarttherapy.com/1/about_us_261904.html
Books and resources recommended by Yaro on this subject:
- John Lee - The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man
- Dr Arne Rubinstein - The Making of Men
- Steve Biddulph – Manhood
For other support with this issue
- Australia: contact Lifeline Ph 13 11 14 or Men’s Line 1300 78 99 78
- New Zealand: contact Lifeline free call Ph 0800 543 354
- United Kingdom: contact Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 1850 60 90 90 (ROI)
- USA: contact the National Parent Helpline 1-855- 4A PARENT or 1-855-427-2736
If you know of other support networks for this issue including those offered in other countries contact Cant2Can at - firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Support and the name of the person interviewed’ in the Subject Line. Once the organisation has been verified it will be included with this story.