Labyrinth

Needs

Gestalt Therapy is a model of well-being whereby an individual experiences a need, takes steps to meet that need, and then the need recedes into the background of their consciousness. In the fully functioning individual, couple, family or culture this process is supported in an organic/natural fashion. Nature models this endeavor for us perfectly; however we’ve learned to interfere or interrupt this natural process.

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Interruptions

In Gestalt Therapy there are 5 primary ways our natural process is interrupted or interfered with: Introjection, confluence, projection, retroflection and deflection.

Introjection – occurs when one is confronted too quickly with something that they can’t cope with. It is the process whereby one incorporates into themselves standards, attitudes, ways of acting and thinking, which are not truly theirs. This mechanism is used as an attempt to control what is happening to them from the environment, making the self responsible for what actually is part of the environment.

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Personality

Five layers of personality: cliché layer, role layer, impasse layer, implosive layer and explosive/alive layer. The cliché layer is represented by “cocktail talk” and token greetings which typically bear no or minimal relation to authentic contact. This layer is typically driven by introjects of expected, culturally accepted behavior. With the role layer, one meets the environment from the identity of one’s jobs or roles (i.e. forman, business owner, mother, grandfather etc…).

A paradox is at the center of the final labyrinth.

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Change

Change occurs when one compassionately becomes what and who one is, not when one tries to become what and who one is not. Often, qualities about our true nature are criticized or disregarded and we learn to become something other than ourselves to belong or adapt. The paradox of change occurs when we accept being as we are.

Then when they go to the center of all the labyrinth’s there will be a artistic/primitive/archtypal looking question mark ?

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  • Needs

    Gestalt Therapy is a model of well-being whereby an individual experiences a need, takes steps to meet that need, and then the need recedes into the background of their consciousness. In the fully functioning individual, couple, family or culture this process is supported in an organic/natural fashion. Nature models this endeavor for us perfectly; however we’ve learned to interfere or interrupt this natural process.

    Move on to the next labyrinth to learn how we do this.

    Learn more

  • Interruptions

    In Gestalt Therapy there are 5 primary ways our natural process is interrupted or interfered with: Introjection, confluence, projection, retroflection and deflection.

    Introjection – occurs when one is confronted too quickly with something that they can’t cope with. It is the process whereby one incorporates into themselves standards, attitudes, ways of acting and thinking, which are not truly theirs. This mechanism is used as an attempt to control what is happening to them from the environment, making the self responsible for what actually is part of the environment.

    Learn more

  • Personality

    Five layers of personality: cliché layer, role layer, impasse layer, implosive layer and explosive/alive layer. The cliché layer is represented by “cocktail talk” and token greetings which typically bear no or minimal relation to authentic contact. This layer is typically driven by introjects of expected, culturally accepted behavior. With the role layer, one meets the environment from the identity of one’s jobs or roles (i.e. forman, business owner, mother, grandfather etc…).

    A paradox is at the center of the final labyrinth.

    Learn more

  • Change

    Change occurs when one compassionately becomes what and who one is, not when one tries to become what and who one is not. Often, qualities about our true nature are criticized or disregarded and we learn to become something other than ourselves to belong or adapt. The paradox of change occurs when we accept being as we are.

    Then when they go to the center of all the labyrinth’s there will be a artistic/primitive/archtypal looking question mark ?

    Learn more

    Needs

    Gestalt Therapy is a model of well-being whereby an individual experiences a need, takes steps to meet that need, and then the need recedes into the background of their consciousness. In the fully functioning individual, couple, family or culture this process is supported in an organic/natural fashion. Nature models this endeavor for us perfectly; however we’ve learned to interfere or interrupt this natural process.

    Interruptions

    In Gestalt Therapy there are 5 primary ways our natural process is interrupted or interfered with: Introjection, confluence, projection, retroflection and deflection.

    • Introjection – occurs when one is confronted too quickly with something that they can’t cope with. It is the process whereby one incorporates into themselves standards, attitudes, ways of acting and thinking, which are not truly theirs. This mechanism is used as an attempt to control what is happening to them from the environment, making the self responsible for what actually is part of the environment.
    • Confluence – the twin brother of introjection is similar in that the boundary between the self and the environment is absent or diffuse. However, with confluence there is a blurring of the differentiation between the self and the environment, such as when two people fall in love. This mechanism is incorporated by those individuals who have a strong need to be accepted and liked; it is a way to avoid authentic contact with self and the environment.
    • Projection – is the reverse of introjection, making the environment responsible for what originates in the self. Those attributes of our personality that are inconsistent with our self-image are disowned and put onto others or things.
    • Retroflection – is the process of turning back to ourselves what we would like to do to the environment, or doing to yourself what you would like others to be doing to you, or doing to others what you would like them to be doing to you.
    • Deflection – takes the intensity out of contact, as in minimizing, changing the subject, not accepting compliments, use of abstract generalizations, etc.
    “The introjector does as others would like him to do, the projector does unto others what he accuses them of doing to him, the man in pathological confluence doesn’t know who’s doing what to whom, and the retroflector does to himself what he would like to do to others” Fritz Perls.

    Personality

    Five layers of personality: cliché layer, role layer, impasse layer, implosive layer and explosive/alive layer. The cliché layer is represented by “cocktail talk” and token greetings which typically bear no or minimal relation to authentic contact. This layer is typically driven by introjects of expected, culturally accepted behavior. With the role layer, one meets the environment from the identity of one’s jobs or roles (i.e. forman, business owner, mother, grandfather etc…). In the impasse layer one experiences stuckness, confusion and anxiety due to aspects of ourselves which are in conflict and seeking resolve but not knowing how because of habitual ways of being in the world. The implosive layer is a pulling into one’s self, afraid that if one moves outward beyond their habitual ways, one would not survive or be loved. Being aware of the impasse and implosive layers, one creates the opportunity to experience themselves as deeply alive in the moment of their authentic feelings of joy, anger, sorrow or whatever deeply felt emotion is present and expressed.

    Change

    Change occurs when one compassionately becomes what and who one is, not when one tries to become what and who one is not. Often, qualities about our true nature are criticized or disregarded and we learn to become something other than ourselves to belong or adapt. The paradox of change occurs when we accept being as we are.

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    • Willing to have the wound of Love
    • Individuality is all
    • Tap into the flow of your awareness
    • I find myself in my vulnerability
    • You can ask for everything
    • It’s complex and trivial
    • Exceptional experience is crucial
    • If you don’t do conflict you do alienation
    • It’s only intensity

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