For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
In Gestalt Therapy, Dr. Gordon Wheeler discusses and demonstrates the underlying theory of this therapeutic approach: The growth occurs through new awareness brought to bear on old habits of self-organization and through supported experiments in new ways of organizing meaning-making and behavior.
In Dr. Wheeler's demonstration of Gestalt therapy, the client attempts to gain a model for understanding how she views the meaning of her experiences, or more accurately, how she constructs the meaning of her experiences through the lens of her specific viewpoint.
The client is in the midst of a dramatic life event: She has recently met her biological father and is trying to find a way to fit him into her life, despite the resistance of her mother and adoptive father. Dr. Wheeler works with the client to uncover old habits and organization of experiences and feelings she brings to each moment, and in so doing, helps her make meaning of her problems.