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Therapy: Gestalt Psychotherapy

Gestalt therapy is a form of humanistic and person-centered form of psychotherapy that takes a holistic approach.

It is focused on a person's present life and challenges rather than delving into past experiences. Gestalt therapy highlights the importance of understanding the context of a person’s life and taking responsibility rather than placing blame.

Gestalt, by definition, refers to the form or shape of something and suggests that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This means that this type of therapy places strong emphasis on perception and how we place meaning and make sense of our experiences and the world around us.

The therapist may guide you using several techniques and pay special attention to words and language as well as body language and experiencing of emotions (not just talking about them), and it draws on various techniques and role plays (including empty chair techniques) that can be very effective in drawing out important perceptions, meanings, and other information that can help you to become more aware as that can in turn allow you to heal and change.  Through exercises and spontaneous experiments, gestalt therapy also allows people reconnect with parts of themselves they may minimize, ignore, or deny.

There are a variety of difficulties that gestalt therapy may be used to treat and these include Anxiety, Depression, Low self-efficacy, Low self-esteem and  Relationship problems.

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