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Re: Gestalt techniques alexandra_k

Posted by Dinah on February 6, 2004, at 0:05:33

In reply to Re: Question for gg. Dinah, posted by alexandra_k on February 5, 2004, at 23:06:54

An excerpt:

"Beyond attending to body language, feelings, and wants, Gestaltists prescribe learning experiences or homework, such as having a group hold, comfort and feed an inhibited, aloof, unemotional man (to get him in touch with childish dependency again), having a dependent woman with a weak, whiny voice to talk like a little girl (to recognize how her helplessness is used), having a shy, self-depreciating person walk around the room like he/she had just gotten an A in a tough course (to recognize and accept feeling proud), having group members imagine being an animal (to see if the choice reflects personal traits or wishes), having a shy person gradually explore being more sociable, and so on (Gilliland, et al., 1989). Gestaltists also make use of dreams (see method #6), imagination (next step), guided fantasy (method #5c), looking for the opposites (next step), the empty chair (see step 3), and many other techniques for finding parts of ourselves. Most of these things you can do yourself."

I refused because I'm not too good at theatrical productions, and am too self conscious to try. I won't even punch his pillows or lay down on the floor.




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