Gestalt Therapy. What are you doing? What do you feel? What do you want?. Psychopathology. People have problems because they are cut off from parts of themselves. We learn to fragment parts of ourselves that are “unacceptable” or may be “punished”
What are you doing?
What do you feel?
What do you want?
What do you see above?
Sometimes in automatically being polite and agreeable with others, we are “rude to ourselves” disregarding our own interesrts, concerns and opinions. Pearls
To get “unstuck” one must accept the past vs. trying to relive it correctly.
Ex. Cl complains husband does not chat with her when he comes home from work. She has tried pursuit of him with no success. Advise her to pleasantly retreat into an activity of her own interest.
The client is not looking for a solution or relief from distress, but rather for some deeper understanding thru experimenting
Each part of a dream represents a projections or aspects of the dreamer. Helps to integrate parts, make sense of and utilize dreams
Doing it is always preferable to talking about it
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