What is Gestault Therapy?

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Gestalt therapy is a humanistic psychotherapeutic approach focusing on awareness in the present moment and seeking to support individuals to free themselves of dysfunctional behavior patterns so they may live more fully.

Gestalt therapy focuses in the present-tense on feelings and body-sensations, tuning in to what exists in the moment. In the process of focusing in the present, the individual becomes aware of underlying beliefs, patterns, and past experiences that contribute to or have caused current behaviors that may be standing in the way of current serenity and success. This awareness opens the way to create new choices, new behaviors and healthy change.

Gestalt therapy is holistic, experiential and interactive. It focuses on the total person honoring the utility of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Gestalt therapy helps the client recognize, trust, and draw upon all of these sources of experience as inner resources for change.

About the Author:

Kathryn Grooms is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working. Certified in EMDR and Gestalt Therapy, she is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and a Harm Reduction practitioner. She is a teaching faculty member and supervisor at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training.