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ERIC Number: ED108083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 9
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Fantasy and Experiential-Gestalt Therapy.
Witchel, Robert
Fantasy activities are part of everyday experience. The author imagines hugging or touching someone, daydreams about sitting on a bench or riverbank, visualizes standing up during a boring meeting and shouting "let's wake up and do something!" Fantasy is also a tool that can be used in experimenting with new behavior, becoming more aware of experience, and as a therapeutic technique. Fantasy provides a creative stage on which to explore unlimited potentials. The author identifies his own counseling style as Experiential-Gestalt and discovers that fantasy is the most creative and powerful technique available to him. In this paper, he briefly shares some basics of Experiential Gestalt therapy, and describes how fantasy relates to these principles. Then he presents some ways that he uses fantasy in his own life, as well as how fantasy contributes to counseling relationships in which he is involved. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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