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Chapter 18 Lecture 2 - lecture 34- class and lecture notes

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Lecture 34
oGestalt therapy
oContext of visual perception
oImportant notions about good form and being in harmony and symmetrical
to simplify what we perceive
oWhole is more than the sum of its parts
oCome to feel in the here and now and has to be in touch with their body
and environment
oResistance to present
Trying to escape
Need to be comfortable with self now
oFritz Perls, the founder of gestalt therapy, emphasized the importance of
experiencing the moment (the here and now)
oThe goal is to help client get in touch with his/her feelings by seeing
through phoniness in their thoughts and behaviors
oEmphasis is on the present and not on the history of the client
oGestalt techniques
oThings are not explained to the client, instead, opportunities for self-
discoveries are created
oTherapists frustrated client to force self confrontation
oTherapist is confrontational, especially in pointing out any signs of client
being phony
oThe Empty Chair Technique to get client to experience emotions toward
important others as they felt in the here and now
oHe person plays games to hide feelings- phoniness
oconfrontational
oVideo on Gestalt Therapy
oCan seem very rude
oAnd talks down to the person
oAnd people get mad
oPass judgment
oCame out quite a bit
oPlaying games
oVideo on modern gestalt therapy
odoesn’t care about the past
oyour facing up to what you have a carried with u at this time
ocome to sense of harmony
oReflections on gestalt therapy
oHow comfortable would u have been with this therapist
no
oDo u feel that therapy uncovered important issues?
no
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Lecture 34 o Gestalt therapy o Context of visual perception o Important notions about good form and being in harmony and symmetrical to simplify what we perceive o Whole is more than the sum of its parts o Come to feel in the here and now and has to be in touch with their body and environment o Resistance to present Trying to escape Need to be comfortable with self now o Fritz Perls, the founder of gestalt therapy, emphasized the importance of experiencing the moment (the here and now) o The goal is to help client get in touch with hisher feelings by seeing through phoniness in their thoughts and behaviors o Emphasis is on the present and not on the history of the client o Gestalt techniques o Things are not explained to the client, instead, opportunities for self- discoveries are created o Therapists frustrated client to f
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