Frederick Salomon Perls


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Berlin, Germany
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Friedrich (Frederick) Salomon Perls better known as Fritz Perls, was a noted German-born psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Perls coined the term 'Gestalt therapy' to identify the form of psychotherapy that he developed with his wife, Laura Perls, in the 1940s and 1950s. Perls became associated with the Esalen Institute in 1964, and he lived there until 1969. His approach to psychotherapy is related to, but not identical to, Gestalt psychology, and it is different from Gestalt theoretical psychotherapy.

The core of the Gestalt Therapy process is enhanced awareness of sensation, perception, bodily feelings, emotion, and behavior, in the present moment. Relationship is emphasized, along with contact between the self, its environment, and the
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Gestalt Therapy Verbatim

4.13 avg rating — 1,069 ratings — published 1968 — 17 editions
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Gestalt Therapy: Excitement...

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The Gestalt Approach and Ey...

4.22 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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In and Out the Garbage Pail

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Ego, Hunger and Aggression

3.94 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1942 — 9 editions
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Gestalt Is: A Collection of...

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Gestalt Therapy and How It ...

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1966
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Legacy from Fritz: Gifts fr...

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From Planned Psychotherapy ...

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Gestalt: Terapia Explicada

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“I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.”
Fritz Perls

Gestalt Prayer
I do my thing and you do yours.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
And if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.”
Frederick Perls, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim

“Lose your mind and come to your senses.”
Fritz Perls



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