Lifestyle Coaching is an approach which helps patients to heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. Our practitioners are using the Gestalt therapy to evaluate and assess the patient.
The word ‘Gestalt’ means whole form or whole shape and was developed by psychotherapist Fritz Perls on the principle that humans are best viewed as a whole entity consisting of body, mind, and soul, and best understood when viewed through their own eyes, not by looking back into the past but by bringing the past into the present.
This therapy is patient-centered and helps the patients to focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience. Through this process, patients learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviours are blocking true self-awareness and making them unhappy.
The Lifestyle Coaching at South Point Acupuncture can help the patients with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and even physical ones like migraine headaches, colitis or spasms. The Gestalt therapy alleviates unresolved anger, pain, anxiety, resentment, and other negative feelings, these emotions cannot just be discussed, but must be actively expressed in the present time.
Your goal, as you become more aware of yourself and your senses, is to take more responsibility for yourself, accept the consequences of your behaviour, and learn to satisfy your own needs while still respecting the needs of others.
“You can’t solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it.”
~ Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist (1879 – 1955)
During the Lifestyle Coaching Therapy our practitioners focus on what is happening in the moment and finding solutions in the present time. For examples, rather than discuss why something was happening in the past, the practitioner will encourage you to re-enact the moment and discuss how it feels right now. In other words, you will be asked to experience your feelings, rather than simply talk about them. The practitioner will ask you questions like, “What’s going on in this moment?” or “How does this make you feel now?”