Knots landing

During my gestalt weekend, it was put to the group that one of the premises of gestalt therapy is that human beings have an innate will to completion. That is, when faced with an incomplete pattern, or ‘unfinished business’, the subject has an inherent desire to close the circuit. While anxiety may be alleviated by putting some of these unfinished business to bed, anxiety may equally arise if undue stress is placed upon completing patterns for which no completion is forthcoming. For instance, missing out on the opportunity to ‘put things right’ with a parent before s/he dies.

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Dignity and destiny

I did sign up for a gestalt course after all, and the experience was really interesting and illuminating. What draws me to it is the emphasis on self-responsibility and awareness. The encounter itself is difficult to put into words, and true to the gestalt philosophy, must be experienced.

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