Awareness, dialogue and process: Essays on Gestalt therapy
This also explored the lived experiences of a nurse therapist providing gestalt therapy
to the caregivers.
I and thou, here and now: Contributions of Gestalt Therapy
(Paper No 5.
In Amendt-Lyon's view, Gestalt therapy
can facilitate the ability of human beings to engage playfully and creatively with one another.
It is necessary to have an experienced gestalt therapist in the room to explain what gestalt therapy
principles are being demonstrated.
In Awareness, dialogue andprocess: Essays on Gestalt Therapy
Personal change is an explicit goal of gestalt therapy
but an implicit goal of other kinds of therapy.
We, ourselves, are a unique combination of authors, both practitioners of many years, one fully immersed in the practice and literature of Gestalt therapy
for decades (first author) and the other a more recent learner of Gestalt, previously concentrating on clinical practice, supervision, and play therapy (second author).
This strategy is rooted in art therapy techniques that use masks to reflect various aspects of oneself (Liebmann, 1986) and in Gestalt therapy
to assist individuals in gaining awareness of opposing poles of personality and competing aspects of identity (Levitsky & Perls, 1970).
Gestalt play therapy is a technique that uses play to allow children to express their problems in a symbolic manner and is based on the principles of gestalt therapy
which is phenomenological (the aim and the methodology are awareness), based on existential dialogue, and holistic in its understanding of the interdependence between the individual and his or her environmental field.
Its contemporary uses range from psychodrama and Gestalt therapy
, to historical pageants and religious festivals, to mass media and museum dioramas.
Another active therapy, Frederick Perl's Gestalt therapy
, allows counselors to address clients' polarities in their presentation of themselves.