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principles of gestalt therapy

holistic- wholeness
client is participant of an always changing environment
client organizes exp from moment to moment
normal is disturbed by desires

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focus of gestalt therapy

here and now
authenticity of therapist
active dialogue and exploration

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tendency to uncritically accept others' beliefs and standards without assimilating them to make them congruent with who we are

introjection

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disowning certain aspects of ourselves and assigning them to the environment

projection

5

turning back onto ourselves what we would like to do someone else or doing to ourselves what we would like someone else to do or for use

retroflection

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process of distraction of veering off, so that it is difficult to maintain a sustained sense of contact

deflection

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blurring the differentiation between the self and the environment

confluence

8

unacknowledged feelings create unnecessaryy emotional debris that clutters person-centered awareness

unfinished business

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gestalt therapeutic goals

assisting clients to gain awareness so they can accept their denied parts of self

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gestalt therapist function and role

inviting clients to an active partnership where they can learn to have an experimental mindset about themselves

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experiments in gestalt therapy

used to show client awareness to denied parts of themselves

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two voices. one voice is dominant and the other voice plays the victim. they both fight for control

internal dialogue exercise

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role reversal with a chair acting out the dominant voice and the victim voice.

empty-chair technique

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helps to clarify and express concerns they have about the future. act out a future that can either be positive or negative

future projection technique