This is a form of therapy that sees the human being as a unity of body, soul and spirit. “Gestalt” is the german word for whole. Once we are fully present in the here and now, we are able to take responsibility for our responses and actions with more excitement, energy and courage to live life directly. Although Gestalt does not directly address the concept of spirituality, what emerges out of the therapy is increased compassion, humility and respect. The “whole” (the Gestalt) of one’s existence includes in any given moment the impact and exchange of impact with all others in one’s surroundings. There are “no innocent bystanders” in Gestalt. Responsibility is a natural price of existence rather than a perceived social burden.

The founder of Gestalttherapy is Fritz Perls, a psychiatrist with a psychoanalytical background.

Contact is central in Gestalttherapy, contact in the relation to the therapist, yourself, your awareness and your surroundings.
Gestalttherapy assumes that psychological symptoms are the result of blockages in personal development, growth.

In this therapy awareness is an important tool to come to your own truth , and as they say: the body speaks the truth, its us who confuse ourselfves with thoughts and judgements and ideas. When you align thoughts to physical awareness you come closer to your own truth, to how it really is for you, that is the starting point for the real here and now.