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  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Diversity, difference and dialogue
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - In dialogue with Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, PhD, is the Director of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Siracuse, Palermo, Milan): Post Graduate School of Psychotherapy. Margherita is a psychologist, Gestalt psychotherapist, international trainer and author. Her most recent book The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post Modern Society (2013) has been translated into English, Russian, French, Spanish and Romanian. She will be the keynote speaker at the 10th International Gestalt Australia New Zealand (GANZ) Conference 2016 on 7, 8 and 9 October, 2016 at University House, Australian National University, Canberra.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Gestalt therapeutic practice, physiotherapists and
           people with chronic pain: A literature review
    • Abstract: Barlow, Shelley E
      My interest in chronic pain started very early in my career as a physiotherapist. Chronic pain is widespread in our community with one in five people affected under 65 and one in three over 65 (Blyth, March, Nicholas, and Cousins, 2005; Vos, et al., 2012). Chronic pain can be a significant source of suffering and distress and can have a profound impact on a person's life. People with chronic pain find their way to many different health care professionals but are considered difficult to treat by some due to the anger, distress and suffering often exhibited (Halpern, 2014). Also, many physiotherapists and other health professionals avoid contact with people who have chronic pain due to their own emotional reactions and responses (Synnott, O'Keeffe, Bunzli, Dankaerts, O'Sullivan, P., and O' Sullivan, K., 2015). This is despite the evidence showing that people with chronic pain respond to a comprehensive and relational approach, where the person with chronic pain is seen, validated and their lived experiences understood (Cohen and Quintner, 2011; Main and George, 2011; Nicholas and George, 2011). Until I did my training as a Gestalt therapist I often felt anxious or uncertain in the face of a client's suffering from chronic pain. My training provided me with clearer understanding, insight, empathy and compassion into my own and the others responses that now allows me to engage more fully with people with chronic pain. Patient outcomes are improved with a deeper engagement and this has been shown to minimise disability (Edwards, Jones, Thacker, and Swisher, 2014; Nijs, Van Wilgen, Van Oosterwijck, Van Ittersum, and Meeus, 2011). The following literature review has emerged from my experiences as a physiotherapist who works with Gestalt therapy, theory and practice to understand the meaning people with chronic pain make of their pain experiences and how my understanding supports their recovery.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Peer reviewed article Love's threshing floor: Sifting
           the participatory wheat from the perennial chaff in the transpersonal
           psychology 'familiar' to Gestalt therapy
    • Abstract: Lahood, GA
      This paper takes a look at the participatory philosophy that has challenged the status quoin transpersonal psychology. Participatory theorists claim that Ken Wilber's 'perennialism', the once dominant model, is redundant in terms of a viable transpersonal framework or developmental model. Lasting transpersonal contributions to Gestalt therapy are more likely to come from participatory philosophy than from perennialism. The paper will also explore a few of the perennialist assumptions residing in the Gestalt literature.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Ken Evans
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Yes, we care! Social, political and cultural
           relationship as therapy's ground, a Gestalt perspective [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      Review(s) of: Yes, we care!Social, political and cultural relationship as therapy's ground, a Gestalt perspective (2nd Edn.), by Netherlands, Human Rights and Social Responsibility Committee (HR and SRc) of European Association of Gestalt Therapy, 229 pages, ISBN 978-90-823365-0-4.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Working with people who identify as asylum seekers or
           refugees
    • Abstract: Vogel, Sabine
      This essay is about this world, the world around us, and the crevices of society where asylum seekers and refugees exist. In 2009 there were already 40 million people worldwide who were victims of war, political oppression, and torture in all their insidious forms and humanly devised demonic variations (Di Tomasso, 2010). This showed a huge increase of asylum seekers and refugees compared to 9.9 million refugees worldwide in 2006 (Murray, Davidson, and Schweitzer, 2008, p. 5). Asylum seekers and refugees are disenfranchised people whose lives are dominated on a daily basis by fear, shame, guilt, and terrorized nightmares, flashbacks, or unwanted memories of painful, life-threatening experiences they have been through. They are individuals wrestling with feelings of hate and love, searching for safety, trust, and respect somewhere in the world, far from their homes. It is about people who were confronted with evil and who tried to rebuild their lives in unknown, new surroundings, facing another culture, language, norms, and values. It is about existence in societies often indifferent to their hardship and marginal lives.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Biphobia: Implications for therapists working with the
           LGBTI community
    • Abstract: Foale, Jacinta
      This essay addresses the experiences of bisexual people that may be presented as issues in a Gestalt therapy situation, and what may be required of therapists working with this population. In Australia in 2016 we celebrated the 38th MardiGras in Sydney, while at the same time some members of the Australian Parliament are questioning the value, and indeed the necessity, of the Safe Schools Program which has been developed by the Government to address the bullying of children in schools who's sexuality appears to be something other than heterosexual. Early this year in Indonesia, an LGBT support group was established on a Jakarta university campus. An outcry followed and it was quickly shut down. Indonesia's Minister of Research Technology and Higher Education reacted by saying members of the LGBT they would not be allowed to exist on any of Indonesia's university campuses, and should not be allowed to grow or be given room to conduct its activities (Mariani and Sampeliling, 2016). Despite growing awareness of the reality of diversity in human sexuality, acceptance of this diversity still cannot be assumed.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - GANZ conference 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Creating a fidelity scale for gestalt therapy:
           Editor's erratum
    • Abstract: Fogarty, Madeleine; Bhar, Sunil; Theiler, Stephen; O'Shea, Leanne
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - In dialogue with Lucien Demaris
    • Abstract: James, Forrest
      Lucien Demaris is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP) and a California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) with a Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology (MTOM) from Emperor's College. He is also a USA Nationally Certified Body worker (NCTMB) trained in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Lucien has been in private practice in West Los Angeles for the last ten years. He served as Director of Wellness at RakSa, and has been teaching movement classes and workshops in California, Mexico and Ecuador since 2007. Lucien grew up in Ecuador deeply connected to the indigenous communities and the mega biodiversity of the land. He spent a four years as apprentice in the Andean highlands with Yachags (healer-shamans) from the Kichwa people, and had an eight-month initiation in the Amazonian jungle with Uwishins (healer-shamans) from the Shuar people. Upon his return from the forest, he came to Los Angeles and continued studying embodied healing and therapeutic modalities. He also trained in Carlos Castaneda's Tensegrity for 13+ years and served as an Associate Instructor in 2008. In 2012 he joined The Relational Center as a lead trainer. He now serves as Manager of Wellness Services and teaches Relational Somatics in the US and internationally.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Uncreative adjustment'
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Falling - a creative process
    • Abstract: Claid, Emilyn; Osborne, Lynda
      The 2014 9th International GANZ Conference in Brisbane offered us our third opportunity to present Falling - a Creative Process, following workshops at UKAGP in the UK (2013) and AAGT (2014) in Monterey, California. To write now, for the GANZ Journal, we are drawing on our experience of all three events. Our presentation took the form of a workshop, the core of which was participatory embodied tasks. This paper highlights these experiential tasks, reaching towards wider fields of knowledge to contextualize the practice and suggesting clinical usefulness in Gestalt psychotherapeutic practice. Lynda has many years experience as a Gestalt trainer and practitioner. Emilyn, whilst also a Gestalt psychotherapist, has a background in dance, choreography and performance.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - 10th international GANZ conference 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Trauma therapy and clinical practice: Neuroscience,
           gestalt and the body [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Regan, Paddy
      Review(s) of: Trauma therapy and clinical practice: Neuroscience, gestalt and the body by, Miriam Taylor Berkshire, England, Open University Press, 2014, 260, pp. isbn-10 0-33-526309-7 (pb).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Absence is the bridge between us [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fogarty, Madeleine
      Review(s) of: Absence is the bridge between us: Gestalt therapy perspective on depressive experiences, by Gianni Francesetti, (Ed.), Preface by Lynne Jacobs.Italy, Istituto di Gestalt, 2015, 422 pp.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Beanbags and biryani: Digesting the third culture kid
           experience in a Gestalt context
    • Abstract: Stedman, Raewyn
      When people spend a significant part of their childhood living in a culture which is not their parents' culture, they may be known as Third Culture Kids(TCKs). The experience of a TCK has an impact on their development, emotional life, Weltanschauung, behaviour and identity that is different to that of someone who was brought up in one culture. The TCK often adopts a chameleon type of behaviour and therefore is not always recognised or understood. In this paper I explore: some of the features of a TCK: their early field; the often swift and multiple changes in that field and how it has impacted on identity formation; common interruptions in the cycle of experience; the layers of repeated grief that are present; and the effect this all has on the beginning therapist who is a TCK as she engages with Gestalt therapy - yet another culture.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - Gestalt therapy [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Shea, Leanne
      Review(s) of: Gestalt Therapy, by Gordon Wheeler and Lena Axelsson. Washington DC, American Psychological Association, 2014, Theories of Psychotherapy Series. 154 pp., ISBN 10, 1433818590.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - Cezanne's certainty: Pre-reflective consciousness in
           therapy
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      This paper is based on a presentation with experiential components at the 9th International GANZ Conference in Brisbane, 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - Creating a fidelity scale for gestalt therapy
    • Abstract: Fogarty, Madeleine
      This paper is based on a presentation at the 9th International GANZ Conference in Brisbane, October 2014. I have tried not to alter it too much, but am uncomfortably aware that there are augmentations and additions that I was tempted to include, particularly since attending the 2nd International Gestalt Research Conference in Cape Cod in May 2015. However, I have been encouraged to stay as close to the original presentation as possible. Suffice to say that there is currently a lot more research going on in Gestalt than this article suggests, and the collaborative environment at that conference bodes well for the future of Gestalt therapy.

      Theories are wholes, unifications of numerous facts. Sometimes a simple theory has to be corrected when new factors, not fitting into the original conception, are discovered. Sometimes so many additions have to be provided that we come to a confusing complexity instead of to a working hypothesis. When such a situation arises we have to pause and seek a reorientation, look for new common factors that can simplify the scientific outlook. (Perls, 1947).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - Socioemotional development: understood through the
           lens of interpersonal neurobiology and facilitated by Gestalt therapists
    • Abstract: Goodrich, Susanna
      Adapted from a paper presented at the 2014 GANZ Conference. (Some aspects of the personal engagement of the presenter with the participants have been retained. Ed.)

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - In dialogue with Greer White
    • Abstract: Robertson, Richie
      Dr Greer White is an experienced Gestalt therapist, supervisor, group facilitator and educator. She received her Gestalt training with the Gestalt Association of Queensland Inc. Greer has an education and welfare background with experience in working with young people at risk and those who have been abused or suffered trauma. Her doctoral studies focused on adolescent masculine development. She works with individuals, couples and groups in therapy, supervision and group facilitation. She is one of the Directors of Gestalt Therapy Brisbane (GTB) and straddles her private psychotherapy practice with her education and organisation work at GTB.

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  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Edmond, Virginia
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Beyond being present at the edge - the need to embrace
           other polarities'
    • Abstract: Leung, Judy
      I prepared this talk before reading Sally Denham-Vaughan's paper, "The liminal space and twelve action practices for gracious living" (Denham-Vaughan, 2010) and found that what I am trying to portray is so eloquently expressed and comprehensively expanded by her, that I feel quite clumsy in delivering this talk. I have been inspired to be more inclusive in my language and change the title of my presentation.

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  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Acknowledgment of Virginia's contribution
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Using sociodrama to explore and engage with complex
           thematic metaphors
    • Abstract: Howie, Peter
      This paper presents an application of sociodrama and sociometry in a session at a Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) conference. The purpose of this paper is to present and consider the use of these methods in non-problem oriented contexts. The examples in the paper are written in present tense using an annotated narrative style which allows for an explication of the ideas and concepts from sociodrama, sociometry and psychodrama as they arise in the narrative. The paper begins with a brief introduction of the concepts of psychodrama, sociodrama, and sociometry. Then follows an example of a sociodramatic enactment including a group warm-up phase, an enactment phase, and a sharing phase. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the value of this type of process in such a setting.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Disability - from shame to acceptance: A Gestalt
           perspective
    • Abstract: Manessis, Sandra
      The ocean has always been the place I go to regenerate, to awaken my senses, and, at times, for solace. The energy of the place soothes, cleanses and calms me, helping me regain equilibrium. Now on a visceral level, it is a source of pain - a place that I can no longer easily access, but I can cast my gaze on it and see others there, and smell their freedom, their pleasure. Not envy, no, rather a deep yearning and aching to engage and merge with that environment, to lose myself temporarily in the saltiness, the warmth and the vastness.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - In dialogue with Gabe Phillips on psychology and
           spirituality
    • Abstract: Haarburger, Noel
      Noel: Gabe, let's start with what inspired you to explore the relationship between spirituality and psychology'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - The linguistic dance between therapist and client: The
           hidden potential to verbally construct and construe relational dynamics
    • Abstract: Brooks, Sally
      In this paper my intention is to take us on a journey through Gestalt therapy's relationship with language (predominantly verbal). I will give a brief review of the treatment of language in traditional Gestalt literature before outlining a more contemporary view of language as a clearly expressed function of relationship. I will then introduce the opportunity we have to combine the science and art of linguistics with Gestalt practice to begin to understand the inevitable intersubjective nature of relational dynamics and the qualities of the here-and-now conversation.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Gestalt therapy in clinical practice: From
           psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fogarty, Madeleine
      Review(s) of: Gestalt therapy in clinical practice: From psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact, Edited by Gianni Francesetti, Michela Gecele, and Jan Roubal, Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli, 2013, Gestalt Therapy Book Series, 762 pp., ISBN 978-88-204-2072-7.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Music and gestalt
    • Abstract: Boydel, Cardie
      Historically, music was experienced around the fire by everyone in the tribe. Now, music can be heard quite readily but only a small percentage of people in society participate in music making through playing and singing. Since I have been teaching singing, I have heard many repeated stories where people are shamed when they engaged in music and singing activities. There are examples of teachers hitting the fingers of students when they played an incorrect note or being put in the non-singing group called the crows instead of the swallows. From anecdotal evidence, playing and creating music has been classified politically as a luxury. This affects how much money from the government is allocated to music which in schools is now seen as expendable. Principals have choice, and some are choosing to drop music from their school programmes. This is despite a review of the Australian curriculum commissioned by the Australian Government which recommends: "two of the arts strands should be mandatory and we recommend music and visual arts".

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - 10th international GANZ conference at the Australian
           National University, University house
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - "Living on the Edge". Dealing with oppression, despair
           and hopelessness in Central Australia.
    • Abstract: Hunt, Brian
      The inspiration to undertake this piece of work was the theme of this year's conference, "Being on the Edge". It resonated well with my work in the Northern Territory. Turning up in a small town with its shops and services battened down every night was confronting, I naively went about my business as if I was living in a white urban environment.

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  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Gestalt approaches to working with clients presenting
           with bulimia
    • Abstract: Pfluger, Isa
      Bulimia Nervosa (BN) affects roughly 5% of Australians and likely many more who never seek help (Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED), 2012a). The following paper critically analyses the therapeutic process of working with clients presenting with BN. The main focus of the paper, after briefly presenting DSM-V diagnostic criteria for BN, will be to reflect on this process and relevant interventions from a Gestalt psychotherapeutic framework. This will be done in light of Gestalt therapy's four pillars of field sensitivity, phenomenology, dialogue and experimentation.

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  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Toward the embodiment and enactment of phenomenology,
           field theory and dialogue in Gestalt group process: A literature review
    • Abstract: Lahood, GA
      My interest has been in the facilitation of collaborative inquiry groups (Heron, 1998; Heron and Lahood, 2008) and transpersonal therapy and research for the past 20 years (Lahood, 2013; 2010; 2008). I recently wrote a paper which was published by the 'Gestalt Review', titled 'Therapeutic Democracy: The roots and potential fruits of a Gestalt-assisted Collaborative Inquiry' (Lahood, 2013). In this paper I compared and contrasted Cooperative Inquiry with Gestalt Therapy and showed how each method could augment the other. The key themes examined were the spirits of democracy, collaboration and participatory decision-making, and how these were managed or enacted (or not) in Gestalt (therapy) cultures and collaborative (research) cultures. The paper was reasonably well received and stimulated a theory driven dialogue between myself Sylvia Crocker, Peter Lichtenburg and Dan Bloom. Writing that paper and the responses (to the above mentioned theorists) has sharpened my interest in successful Gestalt group facilitation and Gestalt group process coupled with an interest in the dynamics of field theory; and the assumption (found in the literature) that Gestalt therapy is (always and already) collaborative and democratic (Lahood, 2013). I feel reasonably well grounded in the process of participatory inquiry (Heron, 1998; Reason, 2003), action research (Reason and Bradbury, 2008) and transformational or whole-person learning (Taylor, 2007). I am less familiar with the Gestalt group literature and I undertook this current review to further understand the collaborative and democratic nature of Gestalt group therapy to add another dimension to my understanding of collaborative human research and encounter.

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  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - The application of Gestalt field theories to working
           with stepfamily situations
    • Abstract: Manton, Melanie
      In the year 2000, stepfamilies became the majority group of families in the USA. Australia is following a similar trajectory. Australian estimates suggest 40% of all women and 30% of all children will spend a part of their life in a stepfamily (Amato, 2000; Howden, 2007; Teachman and Tedrow, 2008) and that 65% of re-marriages occur with at least one party having children from a previous union (Cartwright, Farnsworth, and Mobley, 2009; Howden, 2007). Gestalt field principles are a powerful tool for working with stepfamily situations. They extend the family systems approach by incorporating both the bounded family system as well as the field based forces impacting the stepfamily's processes (Fairfield, 2004; Zinker, 1994). Consequently, Gestalt field concepts better accommodate the greater complexity of stepfamilies by enabling investigation of multiple processes working simultaneously upon members (Fairfield, 2004; Melnick, 1980; Zinker, 1994).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - In dialogue with Philip Brownell
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      Philip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD is a clinical psychologist licensed in the United States and registered in the British Colony of Bermuda. He is certified as a Gestalt therapist by the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT). Phil is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, the EAGT, The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, and Divisions 12 and 29 of the American Psychological Association. He is Co-Editor at Gestalt Research Press and active globally in various research enterprises. Phil is the author of three books. The latest, 'Spiritual Competency in Psychotherapy', is due out later this year, and he is currently co-editing 'Towards a Research Tradition in Gestalt Therapy' (Gestalt Research Press) and 'Gestalt! Preserving the History of the First Online Journal for Gestalt Therapy' (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).

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  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Our search for meaning [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Forrest, James
      Review(s) of: Our search for meaning: Essays on spirituality and Gestalt therapy, (2012), by Brian O'Neill, Peregian Beach Ravenswood Press, 248pp.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Self-compassion. An introduction to self-compassion
           and its relevance in Gestalt therapy
    • Abstract: Crozier, Delia
      This article is based on a final year project for the Gestalt Institute of New Zealand. [The U.K. ISO referencing system has been retained within the text. Ed.]

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Training in a hothouse: The intersection of desire,
           intimacy, and early unmet needs in the Gestalt training environment
    • Abstract: McKenzie, Jo
      This is a senior assignment completed during the final year in a Gestalt Psychotherapy training programme. The purpose of the assignment is for each student to identify and research an area of interest that can also inform future training and practice for both trainers and trainees. Hothouse is defined as: an environment conducive to vigorous growth or development; a hotbed; a place offering ideal conditions for the growth of an idea, activity, etc; an environment where there is great pressure. [The U.K. ISO referencing system has been retained within the text. Ed.]

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Relational child, relational brain: Development and
           therapy in childhood and adolescence [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Shea, Leanne
      Review(s) of: Relational child, relational brian: Development and Therapy in childhood and adolescence, (2011), by R. G. Lee and N. Harris (Eds), New York, Routledge. 382pp.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Conference 2014
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Todd Burley (1945 - 2014)
    • Abstract: Reed, Mike
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - Developmental somatic psychotherapy: An introduction.
           (DVD) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Dean
      Review(s) of: Developmental somatic psychotherapy: An introduction, by Ruella Frank, a unique training video presenting the innovative work of somatic psychotherapist, Ph.D.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Two significant contributors to Gestalt therapy have
           passed on
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - John Batros. A reflection
    • Abstract: Robertson, Richie
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Continuity and change: Gestalt therapy now [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      Review(s) of: Continuity and change: Gestalt therapy now, (2011), by Bloom, Dan and Brownell, Philip (Eds), UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 483pp.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - 10th anniversary reflections by previous editors
    • Abstract: Robertson, Richie; Falconer, Nickei; Maclean, Anne
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Between image and voice: Dream work in Gestalt therapy
    • Abstract: Cain, Emma
      This review posits that most therapeutic approaches to dream work tend to preference a methodology that supports either an abstract, linguistic understanding - an interpretation, or one that prioritises a non-verbal felt experience of the images or sensations arising from dreams. Following a brief review of the overall benefits of therapeutic dream work and of non-Gestalt approaches to dreams, a review and synthesis of the literature relating to Gestalt therapy's approach to working with dreams is provided. Implications of the 'word' and 'image' models on this work are also discussed.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - In dialogue with roots and shoots of Gestalt therapy
           field theory: Historical and theoretical developments
    • Abstract: Schulz, Friedemann
      Of the three theoretical pillars of Gestalt therapy, phenomenology, the dialogic theory and field theory, the latter often seems the most difficult to integrate into a theoretical framework of psychotherapy. One of the reasons for this may be that field theory, as it originated in physics, examines the nature of physical reality and thus can seem removed from the clinical practice of psychotherapy. Furthermore, for field theory to be useful in the world of psychology, it needed to evolve and expand, and the inclusion of influences from many different sources made it increasingly complex. However, situating field theory within its historical context and following its development from a theory in physics to its expansion and adaptation to the human social world can help to integrate it into the larger Gestalt theory frame. In this paper I will try to show that the theory has evolved into something quite specific that is best referred to as Gestalt therapy field theory.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - In dialogue with Sally Denham-Vaughan
    • Abstract: Edmond, Virginia
      Sally Denham-Vaughan is the keynote speaker at the GANZ Conference in Brisbane next year. This interview was conducted on Skype in early November.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - On the occasion of the 10th volume of this journal
    • Abstract: McCarthy, Kath
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Farewell from Dean Smith
    • Abstract: Smith, Dean
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Edmond, Virginia
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - GANZ conference 2014: An invitation
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Gestalt therapy: Roots and branches: Collected papers
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      Review(s) of: Gestalt therapy: Roots and branches: Collected papers, by Peter Philippson, 2012, U.K., Karnac, 261 pages.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Empathy in psychotherapy: How therapists and clients
           understand each other [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Woolridge, Ashleigh
      Review(s) of: Empathy in psychotherapy: How therapists and clients understand each other, by Staemmler, Frank-M, 2012, NY: Springer Publishing company. 309 pages.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Psychotherapy with adult survivors of complex trauma:
           Undoing a person's aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotions
    • Abstract: Pfluger, Isa
      This literature review aims to provide an overview of the current literature in the field of trauma therapy, examining theory and treatment recommendations in the general field and concluding with an emphasis on Gestalt specific writings. For a more current and comprehensive overview of Gestalt trauma therapy literature, German language publications have been included. Gestalt concepts are reviewed against, and links are made with, concepts and recommendations from the wider field. Based on the literature reviewed, Gestalt therapy's field-sensitive, dialogic, phenomenological and experiential practice is found to be a highly suitable approach to working with traumatised individuals, especially when grounded in a solid understanding of the figure-ground relationship between contact and support.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - The phenomenology of fear, anxiety and panic and how
           this informs treatment
    • Abstract: Smith, Dean
      The following paper is adapted from a workshop conducted at the 2012 GANZ conference in Melbourne. The workshop outlined an approach to treating fear, anxiety and panic that stems from the author's clinical observations, and is process and experientially driven. The workshop consisted of an overview of how clients present and how this might inform treatment, and the presentation of what I call the "paradigm shift". This was then followed by an experiential exercise designed to deepen participants' awareness of how they relate to their own experience of fear, anxiety and panic and the way in which this might unknowingly affect the treatment approach they take with clients.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Change through the frame of attachment
    • Abstract: Riches, Phoebe
      This article is based on a Case Story presentation at the GANZ Conference Melbourne 2012: Elements of Change: Context Connection Complexity. What I hope to do is to explore how change can occur when we bring context and connection together via attachment theory and Gestalt therapy. I will introduce some of the ideas I have been interested in and how they have translated into my therapy room. The concept of a co-created experience is a foundation of Gestalt therapy and being aware of my own attachment style as well as the clients' can create a complex and supportive experience for the client.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - In dialogue with Robert and Rita Resnick
    • Abstract: Power, Clinton
      This dialogue is based on an interview that was conducted by video on June 16, 2012 for Australia Counselling Directory, originally titled: Two Become One and Then There are None: Moving From a Fusion Model to a Connection Model in Couples Therapy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - In dialogue with Maggie Kline
    • Abstract: Smith, Dean
      In February 2013, Maggie Kline visited Australia to facilitate training in Somatic Experiencing; the following interview was conducted in person part way through the training with Dean Smith. During the interview Maggie made reference to a youtube clip of a polar bear "discharging the freeze response" which can be seen at the address below.

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  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Smith, Dean
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy: Deepening
           mindfulness in clinical practice [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Regan, Paddy
      Review(s) of: Wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy: Deepening mindfulness in clinical practice, by Germer, C. K and Seigel, R D (eds), 2012, New York, Guilford Press, 407 pages.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Phenomenology for therapists: Researching the lived
           world [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Campiao, Pedro
      Review(s) of: Phenomenology for therapists: Researching the lived world, by Finlay, L., 2011, Oxford U.K., Wiley-Blackwell: 299 pages.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Saul's release
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      This paper is a formalisation of a case study conversation at the Eighth International GANZ Conference in Melbourne, September 2012: "Elements of Change: context, connection, complexity." The paper has two main aims: to present a clinical case describing the processing of a dream; and to outline a model of the change process as an alternative to the Paradoxical Theory of Change (Beisser, 1970).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - How a skeleton grows new skin: Transformation for the
           reproductive client
    • Abstract: Lipschus, Kimberley
      Reproductive challenges can befall any woman, from any socio-economic arena, colour or ethnicity. A woman may experience the tragic loss of a baby (through miscarriage or stillbirth) or her world may be turned upside down after years of failing to fall pregnant. She can be struggling with a birth that went awry or feel she is drowning under a tsunami of postnatal depression or anxiety.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - In dialogue: An invited open conversation between
           Brenda Levien and Zish Ziembinski
    • Abstract: Levien, Brenda; Ziembinski, Zish
      Zish: So, hello Brenda. Brenda: Hello. So we've been invited to do this thing and I'm not sure where we start. I read the list of possible places to go and I thought, good grief, we could be here until breakfast

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - In memorium Anna Bernet
    • Abstract: Geldard, David; Landsberger, Trish
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Erratum, and GANZ conference 2017: The aesthetics of
           care
    • PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Towards a research tradition in Gestalt therapy [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Young, Peter
      Review(s) of: Towards a research tradition in Gestalt therapy, by Roubal, Jan (Executive Editor), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Cambridge Scholars, Publishing, 2016, 372 pp. ISBN (10) 1-4438-0734-6, ISBN (13) 978-1-4438-0734-0.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Commentary on Gestalt Therapy in Chile: A narrative ,
           by Pablo Herrera Salinas, Phd
    • Abstract: Brownell, Philip
      Afterword to gestalt therapy in Chile: A narrativeI met Pablo at the first gestalt research conference at Cape Cod. We eventually began working together on the single case timed series project. This article is based on a chapter in the second edition of the 'Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy', which I am editing. I am happy that it will appear in the GJANZ special issue on research, and that readers will learn of Pablo and his work. He is a wonderful person as well as being important to the international movement for research in gestalt therapy.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Report on the 6th FISIG conference, Catania (Italy)
    • Abstract: Lobb, Margherita Spagnuolo
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Co-Creating Gestalt therapy research on rehabilitation
           of high security offenders
    • Abstract: Doric, Jelena Zeleskov
      This paper is based on the chapter 'Useful Methodology in Gestalt Therapy', written for an upcoming book on gestalt theory, practice, and research, as well as a cross-cultural study conducted in prison. The research study presented here has been published in the book Towards a Research Tradition in Gestalt Therapy.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Gestalt therapy in Chile: A narrative
    • Abstract: Salinas, Pablo Herrera
      I remember my first direct experience of Gestalt, in Santiago de Chile, back in 2003. Before then, I had seen a couple of books in my father's library, and took a class in my undergraduate psychology studies. But I had never really experienced gestalt therapy.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - A commentary on gestalt therapy in Chile: A narrative
           by Pablo Herrera Salinas
    • Abstract: O'Regan, Paddy
      Gestalt therapy is situated within a significantly changed and changing culture since the publication of Perls, Hefferline and Goodman's seminal text in 1951. One the features of the changing culture is described in the sociological literature as globalisation, which has homogenised (and Westernised) the production of knowledge through an almost unimaginable development of communication technology, transport technology and the loosening of national boundaries (Altbach and Teichler, 2001; Castells, 2010: Gacel-Avila, 2005). The extent of the homogenisation of knowledge in the Gestalt context has to my knowledge not been well researched although it seems we can not agree on field theory or 'self' as shown in recent edited collected works (see Bloom and O'Neil, 2014). However, Dr Pablo Herrera Salinas' narrative about the history, context, current situation, and future challenges of Gestalt therapy in Chile has highlighted for me some points of similarity and differentiation to the Australian Gestalt context. Herrera notes that the linguistic barrier in Chile is a major factor in shaping his country's Gestalt practice and this may have filtered global Gestalt influences beyond other Spanish speaking counties. Our context in Australia and New Zealand has been, I think more broadly influenced by mainly UK and US writings in the English language, and more recently some European texts that have been translated into English. The remainder of this commentary explores some of the themes from Herrera's article especially in relation to the practice of Gestalt therapy and the training of Gestalt therapists in the Australian context compared to that of Chile. These themes are: the different influences on Gestalt therapy theory and practice in Australia and New Zealand, the different impacts of these differences on the practices within training institutes (including research), and the similar tensions and imperatives apparent in the interplay of the undergirding vales of Gestalt therapy theory and some of the demands of the contemporary culture.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Contributions to a gestalt quantitative research
           tradition: Establishing the Gestalt mental status exam
    • Abstract: Grossman, Susan; Cohen, Alan
      Clinically-based Gestalt quantitative research endeavours and Gestalt diagnostic theory are developing to meet current practice context demands for empirical evidence of treatment effectiveness. This paper outlines an ongoing empirical research investigation using clinical data obtained from Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy (GAP) low-fee clinic investigating the reliability of the Gestalt Mental Status Exam (GMSE) as a measure of clients' contacting resistance styles (N=84). The test-retest reliability of the behavioral indicators used to measure contacting resistances of the GMSE was validated and found reliable (R=.72). The GMSE in conjunction with the Gestalt Inventory of Resistance Loadings (GIRL), another reliable contacting resistance style measurement instrument (R= .83), provide the necessary foundation from which statistical analysis measuring changes in contacting resistances over the course of gestalt treatment. The GMSE provides clinicians in private practice with a reliable instrument for diagnosing, measuring, and recording the progress of their clients as well as providing Gestalt Training Institutes (GTI) with valid and reliable instruments to measure training program effectiveness. GTIs with clinics can employ these instruments for meaningful data collection evaluating Gestalt treatment effectiveness and for quantitative research into evidence based practice.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - The adolescent age of gestalt therapy research
    • Abstract: Roubal, Jan
      Gestalt therapy is well grounded in its daily practice, however the field of Gestalt therapy is still in the process of developing a research tradition to support this practice. There is an active movement in Gestalt therapy nowadays, which strives to get Gestalt therapy clinically and academically well established and recognized. The text describes the current development of the movement towards the research tradition in Gestalt therapy.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Theoretical and phenomenological considerations for
           gestalt therapy research
    • Abstract: Reck, Mark I
      An empiricist epistemology and methodology is assumed and emphasised within the field of psychotherapy research, despite serious challenges and concerns about this perspective, especially within gestalt therapy. It is important to fully understand this epistemological stance, including its limitations, in order for researchers and clinicians alike to be able to more meaningfully engage in research that is sensitive to the phenomena of interest in psychology and psychotherapy. I seek to discuss the empiricist epistemology currently emphasised in research, as well as introduce one example of an alternative research method that is theoretically and philosophically consistent with gestalt therapy: the descriptive phenomenological method.

      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Excitement and growth in gestalt therapy research
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - In dialogue: Susanna Goodrich talks with Kath
           McCarthy, outgoing president of GANZ in 2016
    • Abstract: Goodrich, Susanna
      Susanna: Thanks so much for agreeing to the interview for the GANZ Journal.

      Kath: Thank you, Susanna.

      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - The times they are a changing
    • Abstract: Meara, Alan
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Corporal concernedness or contact?: Gestalt therapy
           and the 'new phenomenology'
    • Abstract: Gutjahr, Lothar
      "The German language has the outstanding and quite unusual good luck, to have grown or ingrown two words, felt-body ('Leib') and body ('Korper') which allow an unconstrained differentiation between what is felt and what is sensually perceptible in humans"(Schmitz, 2011, p.5). The word 'Leib' stems from the Middle High German 'lip', the Old High German 'lib' and the Germanic 'leiba', i.e. 'life'. In colloquial language there are quite a few composite words such as 'Leibrente' (life annuity), 'Leibesumfang' (girth), 'Mutterleib' (womb), or 'der Leibhaftige' (the devil). A few adjectives are also in use: 'leiblich' (corporal), 'beleibt' (portly), 'fettleibig' (obese), etc. Strangely there are only two verbs: 'einverleiben' (to swallow up) and 'entleiben' (to disembody). Perhaps it is also interesting to note, that Germans talk about an 'Oberkorper' (upper part of the body) and an 'Unterleib' (abdomen) not vice versa.

      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Getting really serious (and excited) about research
    • Abstract: Fogarty, Madeleine
      During the inaugural joint conference of the European Association of Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) and the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) held at Taormina, Sicily in September 2016, I found myself sitting at a round table overlooking the Mediterranean enjoying delicious Sicilian food and engaged in intense conversation. Those around the table included Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (Italy), Les Greenberg (Canada), Phil Brownell (USA), Jan Roubal (Czech republic), Mark Reck (USA), Gianni Francesetti (Italy), Vincent Beja (France), IlliaMstibovskyi (Russia), Pablo Herrera Salinas (Chile) and Joe Melnick (USA).

      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Greater than the sum of its parts: What does it mean
           to be human?
    • Abstract: Hilton, Jacqueline
      My inspiration for this literature review comes from my personal lifelong excitement about growth and a profound curiosity about how and why we as humans evolve. At 17 I left a strict Catholic boarding school and entered a different world, living with a Japanese family and attending high school for a year. West met East as I learnt to navigate and develop diverse relationships in Japanese and continue to do so. Twelve years ago I experienced a period of trauma, with physical, emotional, relational and psychological challenges. Training in Hatha yoga, and a deep psychotherapy journey with a body-focused Gestalt-trained counsellor, enabled me to assimilate my varied experiences and emerge as a more whole person with a wealth of choices. I considered doing a degree in psychology; however my integrative perspective meant that merely a didactic engagement with my intellect was unacceptable. I realized that the new paradigm I studied in philosophy (Epistemology of Science at the University of Sydney) in the 1980s was yet to become a part of psychology training and the mind-body split of dualistic Cartesian philosophy was predominant (Alexander, 1978; Descartes, 1641-translated and published Cambridge 1984: Levin and Bar-Yoseph Levine, 2011). I found training in Gestalt therapy for four years addressed a deep yearning for continued personal growth on a psychological, emotional, physical and transpersonal level. As a practicing Gestalt therapist and workshop facilitator in Australia and Japan, my intention in this literature review is to establish a clear picture of Gestalt therapy within the world of psychotherapy, the greater world of human relationships and ongoing human evolution (Bar-Yoseph Levine, 2005; Wheeler, 2009).

      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - What we know and how we know it: New phenomenology and
           aesthetics as a re-invigoration of perception in Gestalt psychotherapy
    • Abstract: Jackson, Tony
      As therapists when we sit with someone we often have the experience of knowing stuff. We might know what is not yet spoken just as the client forms the words; a specific curiosity that opens new awareness; an embodied sense of the client's felt sense in the moment; or an image or word offered lightly that finds immediate resonance with the client. This gift of insight is often called intuition and if thus named, the power of this moment is entirely given over to the fleeting value of the content - what is known. In this way the intuition is accepted and we have the experience of having got it right. Perhaps we don't think about it again or if we do we put it down to a sort of special knowledge that belongs to our capacity: it becomes thought of as a personal gift, a miracle or magic.

      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - The aesthetics of care
    • PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:14:23 GMT
       
 
 
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