GESTALT BODY WORK


Movement, touch and sensory awareness to help incorporate sensations and feelings with the intellect into a more integrated whole. Unlike some bodywork approaches, Gestalt bodywork does not strive to break through muscular and bodily blockages, but simply to raise awareness about where these are in the body and the feelings associated with them. Bodywork also involves the therapist in identifying how the body language of the client carries obvious inconsistencies between verbal and bodily expressions. This provides information for the therapist to assess the unspoken communication between therapist and client, the therapist’s part in that communication and out of this to create experiments that lead to bodies and minds “speaking” with a united voice.