Sometimes it can be difficult to find the words to describe how we feel, without using our bodies to emphasise the emotion. We may feel uncomfortable or different inside, to what we ‘try’ and express on the outside. It could be that you feel upset or emotional about something, however, no matter how much you talk about it – there still seems to be some discomfort there – inside you?
Gestalt therapy will help you to process those unwanted feelings. As well as listening to you, the therapist will pay more attention to your body movements and non-verbal communication. The therapist will utilise gestures or facial movements, for example as signals to, start your process. He will help you to let out, release and finish unwanted or unneeded emotion to, finish your process. (Here your focus of awareness is with your process and the journey of healing).
It can be helpful and enlightening to find out the reason why we think we act in a certain way in certain situations, as with Counselling. This can feel quite satisfying for a time. However, sometimes, it does not stop or change the behaviour completely – it maybe only controls or modifies it.
Using Gestalt therapy, we can work together and complete your process of your feelings – thus ending in a safe and comfortable place for you.
It can feel like you are communicating with parts of you at a deeper level and release or let go of stuck emotions . Sometimes words are just not enough to, feel better.
Gestalt therapy is often associated with Fritz Perls (a psychiatrist from Germany 1893-1970) whose work developed this type of therapy. He was also well know for sayings such as, ‘ Any explanation is a therapeutic mistake’ and ‘Lose your mind and come to your senses’ and ‘Keep it Vague.vague.vague.the client will supply all the details.’.
It has been well recognised within Gestalt therapy that to try and explain specifically what it is, it not as good as the experience. When you experience change , you feel the change instead of talking about it.