Case Study Of A Gestalt Session

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Register to read the introduction… Any situations or people that they have left without feeling as if they received closure. It is important to deal with these issues that are from the passed because issues that are not fully dealt with tend to linger in the background of people's lives not allowing them to fully live in the present because they are constantly concerned with events of the past. Issues that are not fully worked on can manifest as bitterness, anger, pain, anxiety, guilt or feelings of abandonment. These feelings can only be alleviated if they are dealt with in an direct manner otherwise they will continue to be ambiguous and linger 198. Bodily effects can also be experienced which Gestalt therapist pay particular attention to as this is seen as emotions trying to be expressed. In working through unfinished business clients are generally asked to directly address whatever person or situation that they have not yet felt closure. One exercise that generally helps with unfinished business is known as chairs. Chairs can be done in many different ways one way the client pretends the person they have an issues with is sitting in the …show more content…
In Gestalt therapy discovery is the first of three stages a client will go through followed by accommodation then assimilation. Miriam Polster posits that this triad of stages allows the client to direct their own growth. In the discovery stage the client comes to their own understandings that could be about themselves, others in their life or passes situations. A client begins to accommodate when they feel comfortable enough to choose to try out new behaviors in the safety of their therapist's office. Since this experience is new for the client the choices may be made with apprehension but with support from the therapist the client may choose to begin making these choices in the outside world. When clients determine that they know how to get what they need from the environment that have reached assimilation. To reach assimilation clients must first find how to influence their environment instead of accepting it. Clients may take a stand on an issue as a way of attempting to get what they want. At this point client has moved from not being aware to making new discoveries, realizing how to accommodate themselves and finally assimilation where the client now has confidence to separate from her environment (Corey,

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