THEORETICAL ASPECTS

 

Gestalt Psychotherapy is an holistic form of therapy that focuses mainly in the present and tries to include
the whole person (body, mind, feelings spirituality etc.) together with the context of the person`s life.

The therapist works with different dimensions, from the awareness of body sensations, to feelings, wishes
and rational thoughts. S/he uses instruments that are complex and simple at the same time, like the
phenomenological enquiry, that allows the therapist to get closer to the subjective world of her client to
attempt to look at things from her point of view, and the dialogical relationship, where the relational
dynamics between therapist and client becomes central for the healing process.

Gestalt is also experiential and change often happens through the direct experience of something
new, not just talking about things.