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Gestalt Therapy for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Can you show me how Gestalt theory and therapy could help me?

I grow up in a home with a lot of abuse, mostly I sat and was made to watch my step dad, bet my mom and my brother and 3 sisters, I am the youngest of the 5 of us. I had great regret for not being able to do ant thing, (I was 3 years old when this had started) however, when I became a teenager, I did many drugs to hide the pain of being molested and raped as a child as well. I do feel that I have dealt with theses emotion. However, I feel this anxiety when my son turns all the ages that something bad had happen to me at the same age. Could you help me using Gestalt theory and how?

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Gestalt psychology, developed by Fritz Perls, is a branch of cognitive psychology, with particular interest in the way that people make patterns in their experience. It is a humanistic psycho-therapeutic model. Gestalt psychologists believe that such pattern-making was usually below conscious awareness, and more significant than rational, conscious decision-making. Gestalt theory and therapy will benefit you because it will help you overcome your problems and feelings of guilt and blame, and help you achieve an ideal "here and now" relationship with others and the world. You want to become a whole person, which is the objective of gestalt therapy. You can gain greater independence, and responsibility for your actions. During the therapy you will be able to face the blockages of your past experiences of abuse and rape that are preventing you from developing into a whole, healthy person. During therapy, the emphasis is on your self-awareness as you will be encouraged to speak in the present tense and first person, and learn how to deal with your son and not expect him to have the same negative experiences as you did. Concentration is on ...

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Gestalt psychology, developed by Fritz Perls, is a branch of cognitive psychology, with particular interest in the way that people make patterns in their experience.

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