Talking Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is a talking therapy with a difference: 

The word “gestalt” means whole. Gestalt therapy was developed by psychotherapist Fritz Perls on the principle that humans are best viewed as a whole entity consisting of body, mind, and soul, and best understood when viewed through their own eyes, not by looking back into the past but by bringing the past into the present. Gestalt therapy emphasizes that to alleviate unresolved anger, pain, anxiety, resentment, and other negative feelings, these emotions cannot just be discussed, but must be actively expressed in the present time. If that doesn’t happen, both psychological and physical symptoms can arise. 

Gestalt therapy is suitable for people who are interested in working on their self-awareness but may or may not understand the role they play in their own unhappiness and discomfort. I use Gestalt approach and techniques in combination with body work in the form of CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) & DBR (Deep Brain Reorienting). 

A gestalt therapist focuses on what is happening in the moment and finding solutions in the present time. For examples, rather than discuss why something happened in the past, the therapist will encourage you to re-enact the moment and discuss how it feels right now. In other words, you will be asked to experience your feelings, rather than simply talk about them. 


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