Gestalt Therapy And The Gestalt Prayer

“Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual’s experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person’s life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.”  *

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.

— (Fritz Perls, “Gestalt Therapy Verbatim”, 1969) **

ref:
* Gestalt therapy – from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
** Gestalt prayer – from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Fritz Perls website
What is Gestalt Therapy?, West Hartford Counseling Center
Gestalt Therapy: An Introduction by Gary Yontef, Ph.D.

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About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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