Category Archives: Gestalt

…But…

(or …Yet…) I want to change but…. I did this really well but… Everything is great but… When you say ‘but’ in the middle of a sentence, everything you say before the ‘but’ is discounted, think about it.. What are you saying … Continue reading

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Paradoxical Theory of Change

Aside from having an excellent name this theory is one of the most important in Gestalt and other therapies, regardless of what they choose to call it… It basically suggests that one cannot change something unless one first becomes aware of it … Continue reading

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Topdog vs. Underdog

The top dog is the part of a person that requires that person adheres to societies standards, similarly to introjects this required adherence is often distinguished by “shoulds”, “oughts”, “musts” etc. The underdog is the part of the person that makes excuses … Continue reading

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