My work is deeply rooted in the Gestalt Therapy approach. One core principle of Gestalt Therapy is to strengthen our ability to make contact with our inner and outer world. When we are in good contact with ourselves, we sense our deeper needs and we see clearly who we are with all our strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness is the place from where we start our personal development journey.
Equally important is the ability to be in good contact with our environment – with awareness and understanding for others and for the world that we live in. This is often called “being in the flow”. When we reach this stage of being in a positive fluid exchange with our surroundings, we realise that we are easily adapting to what is around us and vice versa.
When we master the art of making good contact, we can embrace our full potential and we experience how our inner and outer worlds align. Then, we are not only changing our selves, we also change the world.
What is Gestalt Therapy
Gestalt Therapy is a creative approach to explore your situation and your being in the world. This humanistic therapy was founded by Fritz Perls, a German psychoanalyst who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1940s. “Gestalt” is a German term for a figure or pattern that emerges from the background and that you chose to take into focus. Gestalt therapy works with this mechanism to find out how you create and repeat certain situations, what unconscious patterns drive you to sometimes unwanted results and how old stories still influence your current circumstances.
A Gestalt process aims at increasing your self-awareness, enlarging your repertoire of behavioral options and regaining freedom to make choices that are beneficial for you.