"There is only one thing that should control: the situation. if you understand the situation you are in and let the situation you are in control your actions, then you learn to cope with life" (F. Perls, 1976, p. 33)c
Gestalt therapy is an action approach to authentic living that emphasizes dynamic, present centered awareness rather than abstract analysis. It is a psychotherapy of growth, not one of illness and pathology. As such, the focus is on creative adjustment and the facilitation of ongoing maturation throughout one’s life. Picture a jigsaw with only one piece [...]
"Now the 'self' cannot be understood other than through the field, just like day cannot be understood other than by contrast with night...the 'self' is to be found in the contrast with the otherness. There is a boundary between the self and the other, and this boundary is the essence of psychology." Perls [1978/1957]
There is a contact boundary that exists in each person that limits how fully they experience themselves, other people, and their world in general. A full and rich experience in each of these areas is necessary to fully experience life without feeling restricted or stuck.
It’s no secret that the Internet is bursting at the seams with porn. Sure, we also go online for information, interpersonal communication, dinner reservations, music, shopping, and much more. But porn is without doubt a primary online activity. In fact, search engine data neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam analyzed 400 million worldwide searches representing [...]