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Forum: Gestalt Therapy December 16th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25,850
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Discussion on Field Theory and Gestalt therapy

Hi Dan and good to see you here.

I am wondering how you would describe the field perspective in Perls, Hefferliene and Goodman then. Would you say this is a phenomenal field?

As for quantum...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy November 28th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,872
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: How to Make Contact?

Hi John

These are very good questions, and to perhaps answer them in a fashion that addresses the underlying request of coming up to date with Gestalt therapy and the people in the field, I would...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy November 27th, 2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,872
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: How to Make Contact?

Sorry John for not responding, I thought someone else who is in the USA might respond to your first post.

I missed your second post and have been checking this forum on an irregular basis as the...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy October 9th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 25,525
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Welcome to the Forum

Hi Angela and welcome

The answer to your question probably requires more a thesis lenght answer to do it justice yet in brief there is a lovely cross over between Motivatonal Interviewing and the...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy May 12th, 2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 41,194
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Shame theory and Gestalt therapy

Yes that makes sense... the mode of teaching itself can require the child to 'sit up straight and listen' so that wanting to slouch and daydream and play is seen as 'less than'... ie shameful or...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy May 4th, 2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 41,194
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Shame theory and Gestalt therapy

Hi Brendan

I understand the idea of what we say here coming from and "invisible" background. The very fact that I cannot see people or see/hear their emotions or affect does makes these posts...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy April 27th, 2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 41,194
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Shame theory and Gestalt therapy

The lack of response has prompted me to pose a question which might stimulate discussion. Is there a shame phenomenon at work here in the field of the Gestalt forum?

Some previous writers have...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy April 19th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 41,194
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Shame theory and Gestalt therapy

Robert Lee is here visiting at present and it prompted me to wonder would anyone like to discuss aspects of shame theory and Gestalt therapy?

I could also ask Robert to respond.

Brian
Forum: Gestalt Therapy April 4th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 18,549
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Gestalt Australia and New Zealand Conference

The 5th GANZ
International Conference
September 8-10 2006 | Melbourne
Hilton on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne
www.ganz2006.com.au
Forum: Gestalt Therapy April 4th, 2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25,850
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Discussion on Field Theory and Gestalt therapy

Following from the students notes I've posted, I would invite people to discuss Field theory, both its theory and practice, including it's application to therapy... or more provocatively... what use...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy March 31st, 2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 19,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Notes on Field Theory

Field Theory and Gestalt Therapy



The one concept that students seem to struggle with most in Gestalt therapy is Field Theory. This short paper is offered as a way to better understand the...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy August 13th, 2005, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 60,457
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Depression Discussion

Hi Brendan

What comes to mind on reading your last post is your attempt to somehow split the causation of depression between the person and the field (or not just your attempt but that such...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 13th, 2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 60,457
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Depression Discussion

And now talking about depression... I always liked the very simple idea in Gestalt therapy, which I know Sylvia Crocker has also advocated in our discussions, to experiment with turning nouns into...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 13th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 60,457
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Depression Discussion

I don't view the term theme the same as you do Phil... no more than using the term "depression" or 'emergent self" or any other term here... another term as well as theme that suits me in this way is...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy May 20th, 2005, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Anyone want to comment???

Thanks Doug

Everything you say makes sense and I will think about some possible structures that might asisst here... I'm a compulsive teacher/trainer :-)

Brian
Forum: Gestalt Therapy May 20th, 2005, 12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 19,489
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Arrow The Gestalt Review Journal

Gestalt Review is a peer-reviewed, international journal that is published three times a year.


Forthcoming articles include

"Witness for the Client: A Judge’s Role in Increasing...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy May 5th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Anyone want to comment???

Hi Ranada

I hear what you say... I 'm interested that this thread is paradoxically the one with the least "content" yet has the most responses now... so I the difficulty of finding the wave or...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy April 16th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Anyone want to comment???

Hi Victor and thanks for the post. I am going to Amsterdam and I believe you, Peter, Tine and others have done a great job preparing the workshops..so thanks ....with all the great energy that people...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy March 15th, 2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,620
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: A More Complete Spiritual Gestalt

Phil

I am ALMOST agreeing with what you write here... my exception is personal... I did not experience such a polarisation as you describe (and attribute) when I was writing the piece on...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy March 7th, 2005, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Smile Re: Anyone want to comment???

Thanks for posting folks.... must be some sort of paradoxical process in play here... here we are talking about not talking.... paradoxical theory of change ? :)

Brian
Forum: General Discussion January 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,761
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Problems logging in?

Can't seem to find this FAQ?

Brian
Forum: Gestalt Therapy January 25th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Anyone want to comment???

Thanks for this Doug...

I hadn't really compared or looked at other forums and so to hear from you is great. I know on email chat lists such as Gestalt L, we tend to talk more (more immediate?)...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy December 23rd, 2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Smile Re: Anyone want to comment???

Post Script...


and I'd love to just chat with people about Gestalt therapy if anyone is interested...

Brian
Forum: Gestalt Therapy December 23rd, 2004, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 63,378
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Anyone want to comment???

I've noticed that in this new format there is an incredible shift from the previous one where everyone was posting to a place where there are lots of people reading yet a very few posting.... I'm...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy December 22nd, 2004, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 11,199
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Psychospiritual Development and the Couple

Psychospiritual Development and the Couple


One of the hallmarks of theories of development, be they psychological or spiritual, is that a description of stages of progression are described.
...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy December 17th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,991
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Masters dissertation

David

If you wish I am also happy to chat with you here about topics as we have students here with us at Illawarra gpoing through in a constant stream and this process of finding a topic for...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy November 18th, 2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,991
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Masters dissertation

Hi David

I thnik the richest site (after yourself that is :-) is the Gestalt Global site which hosts the elctronic (and free) journal Gestalt!

It's at www.g-gej.org/

Brian
Forum: Gestalt Therapy November 18th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,508
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Community Building

Hi Robin... welcome to the forum

I'd like to hear more about you and I don'tknow what an ezyboard is. I am interested when people other than psychotherapists write and discuss gestalt therapy as I...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy October 7th, 2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,187
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Questions and Answers on Gestalt Therapy

Hi Freyja

In response to your posts I feel there are two questions I could respond to.

First re your experience in training.

I believe the best answer I can give to this is to encourage you...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy October 7th, 2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,873
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Free Gestalt Therapy Ejournal

Hello Anna...

I would say Phil Brownell is "famous" here in that he is a pioneer in Gestalt therapy and the internet and runs a free internet journal and email list and is the founder of Gestalt...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy September 7th, 2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,873
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Free Gestalt Therapy Ejournal

Dr Phil Brownell who has been such a well known gestalt therapist here at BOL hosts a free ejournal with lots of issues...so those of you who want free and high quality reading on Gestalt therapy...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy September 7th, 2004, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,113
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Arrow 7th International Conference - Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy

The Conference Schedule has now been posted at the website of AAGT for the 7th International Conference.

You can access this at the AAGT website -

www.aagt.org/ (http://www.aagt.org/)

Brian...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy September 7th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,753
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Inaugural Webpage - Illawarra Gestalt Centre

Hi folks... for those of you who might be interested, we've just launched our new web site for the Illawarra Gestalt Centre at -

www.illawarragestalt.com (http://www.illawarragestalt.com)

Feel...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy August 27th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,316
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Smile Re: Working with Couples - Part Two

Hi Brendan

Your writing excites me in a number of ways ...

What I am most drawn to in what you write is the whole notion of paradox and how his plays outs....and being willing to play with...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy August 24th, 2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,490
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Language and Spirituality

Jacqueline,

Your post and the poetic language you use reminds me of the work of Eugene Taylor. He makes a pertinent comment about language when expressing our spiritual experience...


“It is...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy August 10th, 2004, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,490
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Forum: Gestalt Therapy August 10th, 2004, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,490
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Re: Defining Spirituality - A Gestalt therapy perspective

Hi Anna

Apart from the quotes I wrote the article on spirituality and it probably took about an hour. I had already written the piece on Roberto Assagioli in a book I've done called "The Noble...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 30th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,316
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Working with Couples - Part Two

Gestalt Approach to Couples - Part Two

To continue on working with the couple from a Gestalt therapy perspective, we could begin with a simple visual gestalt of the whole as being more than the...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 26th, 2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24,687
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Working with Couples - A Gestalt approach

The Couple as One.

Gestalt therapy has offered a rather distinctive paradigm from which to view the person and reality. While later theorists such as Yontef, Latner, Parlett and Wheeler have cited...
Forum: Gestalt Therapy July 23rd, 2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,036
Posted By Brian O'Neill
Smile Gestalt Therapy Dialogues

Another use of this forum is to establish dialogues between Gestalt therapists, Gestalt therapy students and practitioners from other fields on topical subjects in Gestalt therapy... so please feel...
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