Encountering and Gestalt
Encounter and Gestalt-therapy have a great deal to tell us about how humans grow, how we can avoid or prevent our own growth and how we can uncover and overcome obstacles that prevent this process of growing. There is much unclear about the use of the words sensitivity, encountering, Gestalt. What is therapy and what is growth for the normal person. Encounter and Gestalt-groups are offered as a therapy, but also as a culture, as a methodology closely related to the community. Body-awareness, sense-awareness, encounter-games, fantasy-trips are parts of encountering and Gestalt, very easy to do, but dangerous when used by untrained people. There are a lot of wild untrained, 'trainers', which make encountering and Gestalt suspect. Good encountering and Gestalt seem to be the counterrevulsion to the denigration of the person in our times. This is perhaps why encounter and Gestalt are so popular with the new generation.