A gestalt therapy chair session changed my life.
Are anxiety and depression the small tip of an iceberg? If so, what lies beneath the surface? Could that large bottom part be made of repressed feelings?
When I was a child, I was never allowed to fully express my feelings. This all changed when, in my twenties, I discovered the gestalt therapy chair technique, which allowed me to fully express all the different parts of me, parts that had been repressed, censored, ignored, parts of me I didn’t even know existed.
One of my gestalt therapy sessions stands out in my mind.
It was one year after my late husband passed away and I was still a basket case. There seemed to be a battle inside of me that I wasn’t totally aware of but, that made me very anxious and depressed.
Perls, F.S. (1948) Theory and Technique of Personality Integration. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 2, 565-586.