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  Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia (GTIP) An Overview of Gestalt Therapy
It is useful to conceptualize Gestalt Therapy as a wheel, with each of the spokes, or concepts, having much the same importance and contributing to the overall function.
Gestalt Therapy approaches the client — whether an individual, a couple, a family, or an institution — in a deeply respectful manner.
Gestalt Therapy acknowledges that there is always some element of health in how a client seeks to stay the same - or even continue to engage in destructive behaviors - and that the process of growth can actually be speeded by acknowledging the resistance.
www.gestaltphila.org /Overview   (550 words)

  An Overview of the Theory of Gestalt Therapy
Gestalt therapy's theory is foremost a theory of growth and education with the focus on health and not on pathology (Latner, 1986).
Gestalt therapy is a well-developed and well-grounded theory with a myriad of tenets, principles, concepts, and methods, even though Gestalt therapy is often misrepresented in college textbooks and lumped together with psychodrama and other emotive and expressive therapies.
Gestalt therapy is a sound science and a powerful means for facilitating and nurturing the full functioning of the human person with the potential of bringing about human healing, growth, and wholeness.
www.g-gej.org /4-3/theoryoverview.html   (6687 words)

 Gestalt Therapy | AHealthyMe.com
Gestalt therapy is a humanistic therapy technique that focuses on gaining an awareness of emotions and behaviors in the present rather than in the past.
In Gestalt therapy, the goal is to discover people connected with a patient's unresolved issues and try to engage those people (or images of those people) in interactions that can lead to a resolution.
Gestalt therapy has developed into a form of therapy that emphasizes medium to large groups, although many Gestalt techniques can be used in one-on-one therapy.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100586873   (820 words)

 Integrative Psychotherapy Articles
In addition, from a Gestalt therapy perspective, shame involves a diminished self-concept in confluence with criticism, a defensive transposition of sadness and fear, and disavowal and retroflection of anger.
In the service of establishing a Gestalt therapy theory that describes the phenomena of shame and self-righteousness, the terms humiliation and humiliating transactions are used to refer to interactions that occur between people where one person degrades, criticises, defines, or ignores the other.
With a contact-oriented, in-depth Gestalt therapy that emphasised inquiry, attunement, and involvement, Susan experimented with a two-chair dialogue where, in one chair she was 'mother' and in the other chair the 'Susan of a much younger age'.
integrativetherapy.com /en/articles.php?id=30   (7596 words)

 Gestalt therapy Information on Healthline
Gestalt therapy is a complex psychological system that stresses the development of client self-awareness and personal responsibility.
Gestalt therapy is "unpredictable" in that the therapist and client follow moment-to-moment experience and neither knows exactly where this will take them.
The current practice of Gestalt therapy includes treatment of a wide range of problems and has been successfully employed in the treatment of a wide range of "psychosomatic" disorders including migraine, ulcerative colitis, and spastic neck and back.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/gestalt-therapy   (661 words)

 History of Gestalt Therapy
Laura Perls greatly influenced her husband and is known as the co-founder of Gestalt therapy even though she does not receive the notoriety of Fritz.
Therefore, much of the phenomenological and existential influences in Gestalt therapy are from her.
The Gestalt Institute of the Rockies, founded in 1969, is the premier training center in Gestalt therapy in the Rocky Mountain region.
www.gestaltoftherockies.com /gestalt.htm   (755 words)

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A Gestalt counselor, by suggesting the practice of certain "experiments" in awareness focusing, aids and amplifies a client's effort to free him- or herself from energy blocks mentally, emotionally, and physically.
The Gestalt therapist operates in a more dynamic and active manner than that of a client-centered counselor who relies primarily upon receptive qualities expressed through empathic reflection of feelings.
In Gestalt work, one approaches the first phase of a session by exploring what a client is currently experiencing in awareness.
www.csulb.edu /~mfiebert/gestalt.htm   (2195 words)

 Gestalt Therapy: An Introduction
Gestalt therapy is most useful for patients open to working on self-awareness and for those who want natural mastery of their awareness process.
Gestalt therapy emphasizes that both the therapist and the patient are self-responsible.
In Gestalt therapy the essence of the contract is to say where you are, what you are experiencing at any given moment, and, if you can, to stay in the continuum of awareness, to report where you are focusing, what you are aware of.
www.gestalt.org /yontef.htm   (16019 words)

 Gestalt Therapy
Gestalt psychology takes the view that phenomena should be studied and treated as a whole rather than on the elemental or componential basis.
Gestalt is an existential/phenomenological approach based on the premise that people must find their own way in life and accept personal responsibility if they hope to achieve maturity.
Gestalt is an experiential therapy that stresses feelings and their influence of unfinished business on personality development (Corey, G. 1969 p 465).
ccp.colstate.edu /balt/gestalt.htm   (1668 words)

 Gestalt Therapy Center of the East San Francisco Bay Area - Psychotherapy from a supportive Gestalt Therapy Perspective
Gestalt Therapy Center of the East San Francisco Bay Area - Psychotherapy from a supportive Gestalt Therapy Perspective
He has had extensive training in working with process and awareness for effective psychotherapy, is a graduate of the Gestalt Training Center of San Diego (with Erving and Miriam Polster), and has trained with the Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles.
He strongly believes that the challenging work of real personal growth is best accomplished in an atmosphere of safety, caring, and support, and is dedicated to providing this for his clients.
www.gestaltcenter.net   (321 words)

 What is Gestalt Therapy?
Gestalt therapy is a form of psychoanalysis developed by Laura and Fritz Perls, and Paul Goodman in the 1940s.
In a way, Gestalt therapy is reactionary against the typical Freudian analysis of patients, where patients are interpreted by therapists and shown which issues they have.
Some of the ways in which Gestalt therapy helps the patient to evaluate interrupted or faulty contact is by evaluation of the sum of a patient’s communicative abilities.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-gestalt-therapy.htm   (453 words)

 Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy: Contact
Gestalt was born in another such period -- in the dark days of the Nazis in Europe -- when the fascists offered up simple solutions to life's complex problems and burned so-called decadent art and literature.
Gestalt's founders were refugees from that dark time and place.
Never has there been a more important time for the Gestalt approach than now, for its founders, Fritz and Laura Perls, and Paul Goodman, knew that the real solution to primitive splitting is a celebration of humanity in all of our variety and colors.
www.gestalt.to /musings.html   (549 words)

 Gestalt therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The objective of Gestalt Therapy, in addition to helping the client overcome symptoms, is to enable the her-him to become more fully and creatively alive and to be free from the blocks and unfinished issues which may diminish optimum satisfaction, fulfillment, and growth.
Gestalt therapy had a variety of psychological and philosophical influences, and in addition was a response to the social forces of its day.
Gestalt Therapy is a very useful process for therapists-in-training of any persuasion because of its focus on the person of the therapist, barriers to full contact with others, self-awareness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gestalt_therapy   (2240 words)

 The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training
Gestalt therapy is an holistic therapy that focuses on the total person, recognizing the unity of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit.
Gestalt therapy integrates Gestalt and humanistic psychology, existentialism, and Eastern teachings.
Further the knowledge and practice of Gestalt practice, theory and values through the training of mental health professionals and the education of the lay public.
www.gestaltnyc.org /default.php   (219 words)

 New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
We are proud to be involved with the Istituto di Gestalt, Siracusa, Italy, and the Zentrum für Gestalttherapie, Würtzburg, Germany, in publishing a new journal, Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges.
In contains a dramatic accounting of her life and the evolution of Gestalt therapy with interviews of her students, friends, and children among them NYIGT people such as Dan Bloom, Ruella Frank, Richard Kitzler, and Renate Perls.
We are proud to continue to stress the important contributions to Gestalt therapy made by this social critic, philosopher, psychotherapist, writer, poet, playright, teacher, —and friend.
www.newyorkgestalt.org   (543 words)

During the course of gestalt therapy, whether in a group workshop or in one-to-one work, the client may experience catharsis, followed by an amazing feeling of getting in touch with his or her real self - the self as opposed to the self-image.
Since he died gestalt therapy has continued to develop, particularly in the area of one-to-one work not carried out in groups.
The point made by gestalt therapy is that something can go wrong with each of these stages.
www.ahpweb.org /rowan_bibliography/chapter7.html   (1277 words)

 Gestalt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gestalt psychology (or Gestalt theory), a theory of mind and brain, describing the Gestalt effect.
Gestalt Theoretical Psychotherapy, a method of psychotherapy based on Gestalt psychology.
Gestalt therapy, a form of psychotherapy built on the experiential ideal of "here and now" and relationships with others and the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gestalt   (177 words)

 Gestalt Therapy - Concepts of Self-awareness
Gestalt therapy uses an existential approach and considers a clients "here and now." The initial goal for a client is to gain awareness of what they are experiencing and doing at that time in their life.
This type of therapy encourages the client to directly experience a situation rather than talk about it.
For example, if they experienced childhood trauma, they will be encouraged to become the hurt child rather than just talk about it.
www.psychologycampus.com /psychology-counseling/gestalt-therapy.html   (469 words)

 Gestalt therapy: Megalist Gestalt Psychotherapy Associations, Institutes and Journals Worldwide
The following list of Gestalt psychotherapy associations and institutes is based solely on the fact that these institutes maintain websites and see themselves as related to or representing the Gestalt therapy approach.
This does not in any case mean that they are the only or most important Gestalt therapy associations or institutes in their respective countries.
Istituto Torinese di Analisi Transazionale e Gestalt s.r.l.
www.gestalttheory.net /info/gpass.html   (790 words)

The first is that the proper focus of psychology is the experiential present moment.
These twin lenses, here-and-now awareness and the interactive field, define the subject matter of Gestalt therapy.
Gestalt therapists believe their approach is uniquely capable of responding to the difficulties and challenges of living, both in its ability to relieve us of some measure of our misery and by showing the way to some of the best we can achieve.
www.aagt.org /html/introduction.html   (239 words)

 The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training - WORKSHOPS
The Gestalt Center invites you to gain a deeper understanding of Gestalt therapy and its many applications by taking our workshops.
The short course "Introduction to Gestalt" is particularly useful for those considering entering the three-year post-graduate training program.
There will be a live demonstration of a Gestalt therapy session and information about our three-year post-graduate training program.
www.gestaltnyc.org /wst_page13.html   (1131 words)

The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, (AAGT), is a dynamic, inclusive, energetic non-profit organization committed to the advancement of theory, philosophy, practice and research in Gestalt Therapy and its various applications.
This Includes but is not limited to personal growth, mental health, education, organization and systems development, political and social development and change, and the fine and performing arts.
www.aagt.org   (126 words)

 Fritz Perls: Gestalt Therapy
In this book the author has collected stories, which he has often told in his therapeutic work – during individual therapy sessions with clients as well as in group trainings.
And the solution is the therapeutic community: where we come together, work together, and do the therapy together.
The core of the therapy is learning to confront your opposites.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/gik_gestalt/fritz_perls.html   (2654 words)

 Behavior OnLine: An Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
It appears here with the kind permission of The Gestalt Journal Press.
This separates Gestalt therapy from most other therapies.
Although some people claim they are interested in changing their behavior, most people seeking psychotherapy mainly want relief from discomfort.
www.behavior.net /gestalt.html   (15913 words)

 The Gestalt Therapy Page
The Gestalt Therapy Bookstore -- the most extensive collection of Gestalt materials available on the Internet.
Keep up with the latest news from the world of Gestalt therapy.
You may not distribute, either electronically or by printed means, to others the materials, graphics, and photographs appearing on The Gestalt Therapy Page without prior permission.
www.gestalt.org   (241 words)

 Gestalt Therapy Network Welcome Page
The Gestalt Therapy Network is for the enrichment of Gestalt Therapy and for those who love it and practice it.
A discussion group for practitioners of Gestalt therapy and trainers and their trainees who want to discuss clinical, theoretical or practical issues regarding the theory and practice of Gestalt therapy.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM: Where Gestalt practitioners and students can share resources, post inquiries, request information and talk about any subjects relevant to Gestalt therapy.
www.gestalttherapy.net /welcome   (373 words)

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