Psychotherapy – GESTALT therapy [texts-videos]

***Various texts and videos on themes that have to do directly or indirectly (a) with different aspects of the concept and the processes of psychotherapy as well as
(b) with the broader range of the central ideas of the theory and philosophy of Gestalt therapy.

***As the translation of my texts in Greek takes a lot of time, this category will be gradually loaded.

***Moreover, I strongly suggest to the visitor, to see also my texts that are autonomous excerpts of my books, at the menu of each book.
I suggest so because these texts are anyway based on the philosophical foundation of the humanistic – existential psychotherapeutic modalities.

Loneliness and an illusional togetherness

So, by projecting a mentally unreachable past on an imaginary future that has not happened yet, we think that we somehow “know” the taste of this future. Under the effect of either of these aspects of  nostalgia, we act as if we are drugged by the need for the Other. We assign to the Other,...
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How and why the body is the foundation of our existence

in whatever we do, we are always “in advance” our body. In fact, we “are“ already our body before doing anything with it, even before we observe or think about it. In everything we do in our lives, every moment, before we act as a self developed at higher levels of consciousness, we already exist...
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The other, the Other and the Look

When we interact, it is like each one of us is giving life through our responses to a world that is totally “other” and can never be fully accessed. Moreover, we need to feel visible inside our individuality which, strangely enough, seems to be possible and acquires some meaning only through the Other's eyes.
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Back to the basics but not self-evident (1): what is psychotherapy and who is the psychotherapist

It is different to say  “I am in psychotherapy” and different to say “I am thinking or reading about psychotherapy or going to lectures or watch psychological programs in TV", ignoring my physical responses, my feelings, my attitude to life and how my issues affect this attitude.
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Back to the basics but not self-evident (2): further aspects of psychotherapy

Anything that simply works “therapeutically” in a broad sense is not psychotherapy. A good massage, artistic experience, holidays, good sex, swimming, yoga, reflexology, gymnastics can be “therapeutic” but in no way they are psychotherapy.
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Working with dreams in Gestalt therapy

This video is part of the theory accompanying a workshop on dream-work in Gestalt therapy. The workshop was in the training program of the Gestalt therapy Institute “SYNERGIA” (Skopje, Macedonia - accredited by EAGT)
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The basic form of the “MOTIF Exercise” in the PSP approach seen through Gestalt therapy principles

The "Motif Exercise" is a way to enrich awareness not only in psychotherapy, but also in other fields involving in any way process and awareness work. Especially in Gestalt therapy, this exercise can be seen as an “experiment”, able not only to enhance awareness, but also to produce significant material for further and deep therapeutic...
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The “SHARING” and “MATRIX” variations of the “MOTIF exercise” in the PSP approach seen through Gestalt therapy principles

The "Motif Exercise" is not fitness, dance, or role-playing. It becomes meaningful only as a way to enrich awareness and get tuned with our experiential stream. As such a tool, it has to be used very carefully and thoughtfully. In this text we shall see two of the most significant variations of this exercise.
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The “PERSONAL FILM” in the PSP approach seen through Gestalt therapy principles

The "Personal Film" is formed automatically along with our direct and immediate experience. It is a symbolic representation of the instantaneous and dynamic merging of conscious and unconscious material out of which is composed the non-stop continuum of our experience
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A Gestalt therapy approach to trauma and collective trauma

This video is part of the theory on a Gestalt therapy approach to trauma, accompanying a workshop of the training program of the Gestalt therapy Institute “SYNERGIA” - accredited by EAGT.
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Our mind is not omnipotent | 1st from: The Hereticals-II (2019)

In our days, there is a broader, widespread and fashionable tendency in popular psychology: the idea that we always get (or attract) whatever we think, that in one sense through our so-called “thought-forms” we are able to selectively draw to ourselves elements from our surroundings...
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