Empowering growth through holistic healing
Gestalt psychotherapy is a humanistic and experiential form of psychotherapy that was developed by Fritz Perls in the 1940s and 1950s. It is based on the principles of gestalt psychology, which emphasises the importance of understanding and accepting one's experiences in the present moment and the integration of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
When integrating the gestalt therapeutic approach, I place emphasis on creating a safe and supportive environment in which the person working with me can explore their experiences and emotions. The gestalt approach places emphasis on using active listening and reflective questioning to help people gain insight into their patterns of thinking and behaviour, and to encourage the development of new ways of thinking and behaving.
Gestalt therapy focuses on the present moment, rather than exploring the past, and encourages individuals to engage in self-exploration and self-discovery. It is designed to help people become more aware of their thoughts, behaviours and emotions, and to help them understand how their thoughts and emotions influence their behaviour. Through this process, people can learn to identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behaviour, and to develop a more positive sense of self.
Gestalt therapy is holistic form of psychotherapy that is useful for people struggling with excessive stress and anxiety, depression and trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex -Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD).
To summarise, gestalt therapy is a holistic and empowering approach to mental health that helps clients understand and accept their experiences, and encourages them to take an active role in their own healing and growth.