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Gestalt Therapy: The Art of Contact by Serge Ginger

Gestalt Therapy has been developing steadily for the last 50 years in America as well as in Europe. It is currently practiced in different settings: individual, group, and family therapies; personal growth; and social, medical and business organizations.

This book is written mostly for beginners and for psychotherapy clients: it summarizes the central philosophy of this approach and the main techniques for the enrichment of contact. It includes sketches, charts, indexes, a glossary and a bibliography, which help make the concept come alive. It also explains, in an accessible way, the latest discoveries concerning the brain (neurosciences), dreams and sexuality.

Serge Ginger puts forth a specifically French approach: a synthesis of the French culture (greatly influenced by psychoanalysis) along with a mobilizing and interactive method, emphasizing the cycle of contact, evoking the emotions, the body and the right hemisphere of the brain.

It is a new, optimistic approach to human relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855755710
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Serge Ginger has been one of the pioneers of Gestalt Therapy in France since 1970. With his wife, Anne Ginger, he founded the Paris School of Gestalt in 1980, which is one of the leading Gestalt training institutes in Europe. He is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Psychodramatist and Gestalt Therapist and teaches Gestalt in France and throughout the world (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, USA, and Japan). He is currently the President of the International Federation of Gestalt Training Organizations, Secretary General of the French National Umbrella for Psychotherapy and the Registrar of the European Association for Psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

About the Author; Foreword—Ken Evans; Introduction; 1) What is Gestalt?; 2) The Therapist is Incarnate; 3) Fritz Perls, the Father of Gestalt Therapy; 4) The Theory of the Self; 5) Gestalt-Pedagogy and Socio-Gestalt; 6) Gestalt and the Brain; 7) Dreams in Gestalt Therapy; 8) The Body, The Emotions; 9) Vital Drives: Aggression and Sexuality; 10) The Personality Profile (Psychopathology); 11) Twenty Basic Notions; Annexes: Glossary; Short Bibliography; Practical Information; Index.

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