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About gestaltwork

On the right, May 30, 1971, Kuper Island, BC, Canada. First day on the farm for the Gestalt Institute of Canada. On the left, May 30, 2011, St. Paul, Minnesota. Starting to plan Gestalt Work practice. Same hat. Same person?

Welcome Bay Area Friends

If you find yourself here after following Nancy Rothstein’s suggestion, I invite you to stay with the process. A new series of posts is on the way, and you are also welcome to contact me to discuss possible ways of … Continue reading

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In Landscape

Figure and background and their dynamic interplay are like the double helix of Gestalt Work. This exploration opens many doors: In landscape, figure and background are one. This is part of what fascinates us—either: we do not have to shift … Continue reading

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Integration–and Beyond

I’m starting here a series of thoughts about concepts at the heart of Gestalt Work.  I want your help in letting people know about the Gestalt Work site, with the idea of building a community of practice to share the … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Explorations

Mapping/Guidelines Some comments on the pages and what to do with them: Home Provides an overview of the gestalt approach and calls attention to important parts of a conceptual framework—gestalt tools and philosophical understandings. Explorations This is the page where … Continue reading

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Work in progress

I am in the process of organizing the Gestalt Work site.

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Gestalt Work is hard work

My name is Jerold M Rothstein–Jerry–and I am a Gestalt Therapist who is now opening a practice for gestalt learning work. Aspects of gestalt learning include attention to one’s life narrative; building a toolkit of philosophical principles, phenomenological tools, attentive … Continue reading

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