Frederick Salomon Perls Quotes
“Las emociones no son molestias que deban ser descargadas. Las emociones son los motores más importantes de nuestro comportamiento: emoción en el sentido más amplio -la espera, el goce, el hambre. Estas emociones o energía básica, esta fuerza vital, aparentemente se diferencian en el organismo por lo que llamo la diferenciación”
Frederick Salomon Perls
- Born: Berlin, Germany.
- Description: 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 other.