Gestalt Dialogue with Dreams
Fritz Perls, M.D. (Friedrich Salomon Perls, 1893-1970) was a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and founder of Gestalt therapy. He was one of the masters of dream work in the twentieth century. He taught his students that every aspect of a dream represents the dreamer. In his workshops, he asked dreamers to talk to dream symbols to find out more about them. Perls introduced the empty chair technique for dreamers. The subject sits in one chair and imagines that a person he or she wants to talk to is sitting there in the empty chair. It gives the person a chance to address any unfinished business. An empty chair dialogue may bring up long buried, painful memories, giving them a chance to be aired in a non-judgmental, safe, and loving environment. This technique has brought peace of mind to many people.
Perls also taught his students to talk to dream characters and dream objects in the empty chair. You can try this on your own. For example, if you have a dream about a spider, imagine it on the empty chair and ask it why it was in your dream. Write down your conversation in your dream journal. If this technique works for you, you will be surprised at the insights your dream characters will give you. You may sit in the empty chair and speak for them, because they are really part of your own psyche.
Polyamory Therapy/Counselling Canberra & Yass
“Polyamory, is simply loving more than one person; that is having a deep and meaningful relationship with several people at one time. Of course you can be single and identify as poly. Polyamory is open to all genders and sexuality.”
12 Step recovery. The benefits of gestalt therapy for addiction.
It helps people with addiction see that the choices they make cause their own unhappiness.
In different types of counseling, therapists ask their clients about their feelings, and they discuss past problems. Gestalt therapy, however, focuses on solving past problems and discussing current situations.
Instead of just talking about past problems, therapists might have clients act out the moments when the problems took place. While clients act out the problems, therapists ask how they currently feel.
In fact, role-playing and guided fantasies
tasies are often important aspects of gestalt counseling. The goal is for people to get in touch with their true feelings. At the same time, they learn to take responsibility for their behaviors and accept the consequences.
Trans, Non-Binary, and Genderqueer Sexualities.
Gestalt approach to Gender identity
The Gestalt concepts of phenomenology, polarities, and modes of contact seem to ﬁt well with the “transgender” model, which is based on the understanding of a continuum; and with transpositive and nonpathological
approaches that give special importance to the experiences of transgender people themselves.