The concept of the “Shadow” is the core of these webinars. The webinars will unfold In an overall existential “atmosphere" while the "Shadow” will be presented in connection with the widely (and often carelessly used) notion of the “inner child”.Read More
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,...Read More
In all times for all humans, whenever we say “me” or “I am” we immediately produce a “you” or a “you are”, like the word “cold” implies “hot”. [This lecture was the INSPIRATION for the birth of Share*Dots]Read More
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)Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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 experienceRead More
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...Read More
In our days, there is a broader, widespread and fashionable tendency in psychology, or rather in popular psychology: the idea that we always get (or attract) whatever we think... Consequently, if I think positively, if I am an optimist, I shall attract events that are good for me… Read More
Any experience is first composed on non-conscious lower (I mean simply less complex) levels and then passes on to higher (only in terms of complexity) levels to be more and more refined, until it reaches a coherent form and enters our conscious mind. As a metaphor, I would suggest the image of a tall building...Read More
In eros there is a figural element: an almost metaphysic sense of deep harmony and intimacy not justifiable by the how long and how much we know the Other. Moreover, to the Other’s touch we feel our body re-configured; the Other instills beauty and power onto every one of our bodies’ cells; and a sense...Read More
...alienated past aspects of our selves, imprisoned in non-conscious regions of our being (the "Shadow"), are able to affect our present adult life, crucially and often destructively. In such cases, we suffer greatly. We start repeating in our adult present again and again what we were doing in our childhoodRead More
In everyday life we often use to identify the experience of "being in love" ("eros") with the sexual desire - and the contrary. In a way, we consider these two phenomena strongly interconnected and the one to be the cause of the other. However, does sexual desire always need, in order to emerge, the experience...Read More
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