If your counsellor thinks that you will be a good fit for Gestalt therapy, they will show you how to truly experience what is happening rather than relying upon your understanding of the event. During your sessions together, your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and way of behaving will all be examined in depth, the aim being for you to develop a rich self-awareness and understanding of why you react to external stimuli in a certain way. With this strategy in hand, you will then be able to make different choices, changing your behaviour and getting rid of things that are having a negative impact upon you mentally and physically. In this way, you will benefit by being empowered to reach your full potential.
Gestalt techniques and exercises
As you progress with the treatment, your therapist will bring into play a range of techniques and exercises. These will be developed by both of you working together and will be uniquely suited to you and your present condition.
Here are some of the most often used methods:
Gestalt therapy will benefit you if you wish to gain a deeper understanding of how your physical and emotional needs connect and interact. You will become far more aware of your inner self and why you tend to act in certain ways. Taking you on an incredible journey of self-discovery, you should become less guarded when it comes to your emotions, particularly during times of difficulty. Those suffering from anxiety, stress, addiction, PTSD, depression and a range of other psychological problems should find that this therapy enables them to feel far more confident, peaceful and at ease with themselves.