INTEGRATIVE GESTALT THERAPY

My work is based on the humanistic method of integrative gestalt therapy. 
This method holds a holistic view of human beings who are regarded as a unity of body, soul and mind, and who are part of a social and ecological environment. Major focus is put on your conscious perception of what you experience here and now. Past experiences are considered if and when they have an effect on the present. 

 

Gestalt therapy is based on resources and solutions rather than on illness and deficits. It assumes that all of us have the potential to be healthy, reach inner growth and find creative solutions to our problems. In accordance with your preferences and needs, the following techniques can be adopted alongside verbal discussion: 

 

  • Elements of art therapy (e.g. working with pictures, painting)

  • Elements of systemic therapy (e.g. constellations of family or organizations)

  • Role play

  • Relaxation techniques (e.g. mindfulness-based stress reduction)

  • Dream work

Research shows that gestalt therapy is highly effective. There are a great number of studies on theoretical and methodological concepts of gestalt therapy as well as on its effectiveness in treating many different clinical disorders. When compared to other methods in meta-analytical studies, gestalt therapy scores well. 

If you want to learn more on the theoretical background of gestalt therapy, please refer to the websites of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Gestalttherapie or the Institut für Integrative Gestalttherapie. 

A good overview and description of established psychotherapy methods is provided here.