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Service Overview

Gestalt Therapy

The Gestalt Approach does not label or view a client as fraught with dysfunctions. Instead, Gestalt work engage the client in a process that guides them to the realization that all their experiences, both healthy and less than healthy, are reactions in response to the world around them. The client is given a variety of creative life “experiments” where they explore the personal life “operating system” they are currently using.

What is Gestalt Psychotherapy?

Gestalt Psychotherapy is an experiential and holistic approach to therapy that promotes self-awareness, personal growth, and the integration of mind, body, and emotions. It emphasizes the present moment and the importance of exploring and experiencing one's thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the here and now.

In Gestalt Therapy, the therapist and client work together to bring awareness to the client's thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations, as well as their patterns of behavior and interaction with others. The therapist helps the client develop a greater understanding of their own experiences and the ways in which they may avoid or interrupt their own growth and fulfillment.

Gestalt Therapy often uses experiential techniques, such as role-playing, guided imagery, and creative expression, to help clients gain insight and integrate different aspects of themselves. The therapist encourages clients to take responsibility for their own experiences and supports them in exploring unresolved past issues, unfinished business, and unexpressed emotions.

The aim of Gestalt Therapy is to help individuals develop a more authentic and satisfying way of being, enabling them to live fully in the present moment, engage in healthy relationships, and make choices that align with their values and desires. It is a client-centered approach that values the uniqueness of each person and emphasizes personal empowerment and self-acceptance.

Awareness

The Gestalt Approach is About Awareness

The Gestalt Approach encourages the client to fully acknowledge all “operating systems” within them and explores where these systems “took root “in their life. Once the client is aware of these systems, choosing what to hold onto and abandon is up to them. Through an “experiential process,” this awareness removes residue from their past encounters and interactions. As a result, the client gains a sense of peace and is free to be who they are, selecting behaviors that enhance their lives rather than remaining at the mercy of their engrained automatic reactions.

  • Communicate Openly and Honestly

  • Tap Into Your Creativity

  • Explore Your Goals and Dreams

Core Principles

Beyond the Intellectual

Just as Gestalt Therapy does not label or diagnose, it does not seek an “intellectual understanding” of self. Instead, the coach supports a client in fully experiencing themselves, assuming that the client has “inherent wisdom” that might be outside their present awareness. Gestalt Therapy is experiential and not a form of “talk therapy,” many clients experience positive and permanent change.

  • Achieve Life Balance

  • Experience Life to the Fullest

  • Achieve Your Dreams

Core Principles

Responsive Living

The therapy process shifts the client’s interactions in their world from being “reactive” to “responsive.” We achieve clarity when we respond from an aware, whole, and fully-present place. However, when we react from a place of “reactivity,” our interaction with others and the world often leads to regret.