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Supportive yet challenging, this volume contains 30 useful hints and reminders to help both students and professionals in counseling examine and improve key areas of ther work. Developing Gestalt Counseling encourages counselors to focus on areas that they feel need special attention by covering topics such as relationship and dialogue, assessment in the Gestalt approach; contact, awareness, proactivity, and responsibility; and experimental and creative methods. Author Jennifer Mackewn provides an easy-to-read and informative book for readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of counseling and have begun work with clients in counseling psychology and social work settings.

Introducing Fantasy and Visualisation
Introducing fantasy and visualisation

As we saw earlier, people learn more effectively by doing something other than just by talking about it. If they cannot or do not wish to do anything active, then they can learn effectively by doing or exploring something actively in fantasy. Research (Brown, 1973) has indicated that someone who does something in fantasy has similar responses in the brain to someone who actually does it. It is as though they have had actually had the experience. Houston (1982) has demonstrated that athletes perfect their play best by visualising the movements they wish to make before doing them. Many people cannot take a new step unless they can imagine it first; so the use of fantasy or visualisation in ...

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