Here is a list of Gestalt Training Programs.
Gestalt is a non-analytical, non-judgmental, existential psychotherapy. It deals with what IS happening, instead of what SHOULD be, COULD be, WILL be or WAS. We encourage you to become aware of HOW you prevent yourself from discovering positive new alternatives. HOW, not WHY, is the goal of Gestalt. Gestalt gives awareness rather than advice and choices in life rather than chances. Increasing self-awareness of old patterns which didn’t work well, leads to new behaviors which do. To quote an NLP saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
Instead of dividing people into mind and body, past and present, right and wrong, Gestalt seeks human wholeness by increasing self-support and by synchronizing mind, body, feelings and behavior. It improves your communication with others in your life now by resolving your internal conflicts and unfinished business from your past. Gestalt focuses on becoming more healthy-alive instead of concentrating on a sickness-cure approach. We believe in the “here and now,” based on the teachings of Laura and Fritz Perls.
One of the primary beliefs in our work with our clients is exemplified by this poem by Frank Rubenfeld:
“The light’s within you, the dungeon, too.
I know what to do and what not o do.
I won’t open that rusty door,
I’ll show you how you locked it…
THE PSYCHOGENETIC SYSTEM™ is a transgenerational Gestalt approach to couple and family counseling developed by Anne Teachworth in 1992 and described in her book:
WHY WE PICK THE MATES WE DO (See The Psychogenetic System™ defined)
Click here to e-mail Dr. Tina Thomas or Jeff Teachworth at Info@Gestalt-Institute.com or call 504.828.2267