Contemporary Gestalt therapy that I practice is based on mindfulness of what’s going on in our body and in a relationship with the therapist. It follows and respects your individual process and focuses creatively on what might carry something significant for you. It takes also into consideration your historical and cultural field as well as all aspects of your life that might affect you. Gestalt therapy can provide a lively exploration of people’s feelings through exercises that are co-created between you and a therapist on the spot depending on what might be the most relevant for you. They might give more insight into what you struggle with and provide you with more information how to deal with it in your life. Gestalt also offers working with various props such as creative objects, art materials or movement. It is an embodied practice meaning that it tries to endeavour a connection between the words and the body in respect with a client and only with their agreement.
Therapeutic relationship is important in Gestalt as in any talking therapy and is a basis for mutual meaningful work.