Abstract

Within the past 10 years my practice has come to include a large number of patients suffering from cancer. I have found that these patients are often so debilitated by their treatments that they require support, not only mentally and emotionally, but also spiritually and physically as well. Traditional talk therapy blended with energy work, touch, and guided imagery offers the broad band of support that seriously ill patients require. In this paper I describe how I have joined principles and practices of energy healing, touch, and imagery with a Gestalt approach to psychotherapy. I explore and describe the compatibility of healing work and Gestalt practice. I discuss treatment design and include a case study and discussion.

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