Gestalt

Catching Things at the Beginning

Tasmania – a Metaphor for Beginnings and Counselling

Triggers Something we’ve found very useful when working with clients is getting them to tune into themselves to understand when they are getting triggered. We use the word “triggered” to identify when someone has an emotional reaction which may be unproductive (and is usually based on old patterns), in any situation, and then acts based […] Read More

Go the Other Way

Find new ways through disagreements.  Doing the same thing but expecting different results never works.  Read more to find another way.

The Dynamics in Couple Relationships We wrote in Being Right and Being Wrong about the dynamics that occur between the partners in a couple relationship, and about going beyond right and wrong. We want to go into more depth on this topic. Let’s start with A Course in Miracles, which says: Reason will tell you […] Read More

The Perils of Character Development

Creative Character Development In Gestalt we’re often working with the Here and Now, with what’s arising in the present moment. But of course, what’s arising is often affected by our habitual patterns of coping, on our creative adaptations (as they’re termed in Gestalt). We call these adaptations “creative” because they have enabled us to accommodate […] Read More

Download Our Paper

Our Paper Working with Couple Interactions We’ve been busy this Easter and are pleased to report that our paper Working with Couple Interactions is now available for download as a PDF document. The paper describes a model we successfully use with couples to examine and improve the quality of their interactions. To get the paper, […] Read More