Life[ edit ] Fritz Perls was born in Berlin, Germany , in Perls grew up on the bohemian scene in Berlin, participated in Expressionism and Dadaism , and experienced the turning of the artistic avant-garde toward the revolutionary left. Deployment to the front line, the trauma of war, anti-Semitism, intimidation, escape, and the Holocaust are further key sources of biographical influence. He was expected to practice law, following his distinguished uncle Herman Staub, but instead he studied medicine.
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He was a Jew born in Germany, who developed absolutely new approach in psychotherapy. According to this theory, one of the primary objectives of Gestalt therapy is the ability to restore the self-awareness which is lost when a psychological disorder becomes evident.
Thanks to him the term of Gestalt therapy came into view. His wife Laura Perls also contributed to the development of the Gestalt psychotherapy. Gestalt therapy The main idea of Gestalt therapy is the extension of awareness, when all current senses and behaviors merge influencing the interconnection of the individual and his surroundings.
Perls activity was related to the California Esalen Institute in the s of the last century. Perls name became known not only in psychotherapy thanks to the citation which is frequently named the Gestalt prayer. When interest to individualism conception arose in the s, Gestalt therapy attracted much attention.
More about Gestalt therapy. In the context which Perls placed it into, a gestalt entity is something which is greater than the sum of its parts. In order to understand an event, or something or someone, you must consider the entire situation and the components which go to create that particular form at that point in time. Concept of Gestalt In spite of the fact that Gestalt therapy became a good remedy for many people which could assist them to solve their problems, it has boundaries.
To be more definite, individualism conception is good, but everything that is good has its reverse side. Those who looked for fulfillment of hopes and ambitions came to Gestalt therapy and it became its weak point. Fritz Perls concentrated on things essential for the individual for the development of his personality. Nevertheless, all people are social and they are not able to reach fully their potential without building a relationship with others and collaborating to reach the common aim.
Separation from others cannot bring to genuine happiness. Happiness can be obtained in the fulfillment of real love, which is not concentrated on self but is revealed through other people to share this love with.
Biografía de Fritz Perls y sus aportes a la Psicología
Friedrich Salomon Perls