For readers interested in how I integrated the subtle energy method of Nervous System Energy Work with Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy I have posted “Part I” of a lengthy paper on this subject on my website. You can find it Continue reading NSEW & Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy posted!
> Image via Wikipedia I’m just back from an extraordinary week at the magical Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where over 80 participants and presenters explored the evolving edge of embodied ways of working in Gestalt therapy. The conference Continue reading The Esalen Embodied Gestalt Conference- Wow!
> Image by iThinkergoiMac via Flickr “Body image” refers to the cognitive representation of ones body that one holds. It is very different from the kinesthetic or sensory perception of ones body, as it is a representation rather than a Continue reading Inside and outside
>I recently had a client return from attending a big family event remark, “I felt really different from doing all this body stuff. I actually felt three dimensional in the presence of my family!” While this might seem like a Continue reading Your Life in 3-D
> A friend of mine had an episode with her husband during which, in the midst of an otherwise innocuous interaction, he had let loose a sharply critical comment that took her completely by surprise. She reacted with upset, confusion Continue reading The Toothpaste Tube Squeeze
Anxiety is excitement without breathing… really? A Gestalt body psychotherapist (finally!) responds… with pictures! Shibboleth: 1 a : a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real Continue reading Anxiety, breathing and the body (Previously titled- Gestalt Therapy Shibboleths)