“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) **
* 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.