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What is Gestalt Psychotherapy About?

Updated: Jan 3, 2019

It's a positive and client-oriented approach to psychotherapy. It accents "here and now". Okay, but what does it mean? I use gestalt approach to help people focus on their actual thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It helps them to focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now.

Instead of simply talking about past situations, I encourage clients to experience them, perhaps through re-enactment. Through the gestalt process, my clients learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviours are blocking true self-awareness and making them unhappy.

By building self-awareness, gestalt therapy helps clients better understand themselves and how the choices they make affect their health and their relationships. With this self-knowledge, clients begin to understand how their emotional and physical selves are connected and develop more self-confidence to start living a fuller life and more effectively deal with problems.

By the way, 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.

Through Gestalt therapy you can learn how to create and live truly authentic experience, rather than just observe life and have interpretation of the events.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, please.

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