"There is an almost sensual longing for communion with others who have a larger vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendships between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality almost impossible to describe.”

- Pierre Teillard de Chardin

Several years ago I was inspired to create a meeting place on the internet where individuals committed to establishing actuality in their lives could read articles on various topics relevant to living contactfully as well as share their experiences and support each other. This section of my website is the beginning of bringing this dream to fruition. It is my hope that the ideas presented here will provide direction finders for your journey towards wholeness and liberation and may even offer a foundation for conversations with others…because I believe healing takes place in contact. And a community based on this growth-oriented approach towards living may have the potential of moving the world at large towards a peace so necessary, I believe, for the conditions of today.

 

In this era where love relationships may begin and end at a click of a button, I invite us to take some time to reflect on what is involved in building and then maintaining a mutually satisfying relationship.  I would like to point out that the success or failure of any relationship is dependent on […]

Contact and Change

It is common knowledge in the field of psychology that pain or neurosis is imbedded in fear.  Most psychotherapies attempt to identify the source of fear in the hope that by understanding it intellectually, we overcome it and then are cured.  However, it is my experience that analysis and understanding alone do not necessarily evoke […]

The Gestalt Therapy Hour

I would like to invite you in to the present moment: What are you aware of? What is most concernful at this moment (check inside for body processes or thoughts about past, present and future; check also outside through contacting the world through your five senses)….This is FIGURE. All these figures arise from your particular […]

The Contact Cycle

The contact cycle forms the basis of the gestalt approach. The idea assumes that anything we want or need goes through a sequence of stages: We are at rest and our field of consciousness is undifferentitated. A need or want emerges and we begin to become differentiated – we may consider this an urge that […]

Five Questions To Live By

Asking yourself these five questions can help you come into this moment: What am I doing? (what is observable) What am I experiencing? (thoughts, feelings, sensations) What do I want? (need or desire) What do I expect? (futurizing) What am I avoiding? (can often be “what is”) Keep a practice journal and begin to note […]

Awareness Continuum

Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt Therapy, urged people to “Lose your mind and come to your senses!” And more recently senior gestalt therapist, Claudio Narranjo, recommends immediacy as the ideal for everyday living. What does this encouragement to live in the moment actually mean and how can it benefit us? Everything we see, hear, smell, […]