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Gestalt therapy

Lights and Shadows in life: reaching beyond the polarity [introducing 3 webinars]

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”.
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Mistakes cannot exist / Share*dots project-3 [the video]

This is a stand-alone video and at the same time is the THEME of the 3rd event in a series of online meetings under the overall title: “Share*dots project”
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14. The violence in denying the fact of loneliness

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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The relational self in times of threat and isolation, of covid-19 [full lecture]

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]
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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 | #16: The Hereticals [spoken in English]

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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We are not only what we are thinking | #1: The Hereticals / subbed

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… 
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In the miracle of our moments | #2: The Hereticals / subbed

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...
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Eros: the confetti hypothesis | #3: The Hereticals / subbed

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...
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Inner child: angel? demon? | #5: The Hereticals / subbed

...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 childhood
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Eros, sex: are they always compatible? | #6: The Hereticals / subbed

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...
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