Embodying Creativity, Developing Experience: The Therapy Process and Its Developmental Foundation

  • Ruella Frank


It is the intention of each human organism to seek relationship within its environment. Through this dynamic interaction, the organism changes and grows, “assimilating from the environment what it needs for its very growth” (Perls F et al., 1990, p. viii). How the organism incorporates what is vital to its developing is through the creativity of adjusting or the spontaneous interacting of one with another to create something different and new. Any adjusting is creative insofar as it leads to integration: the unification of two unlike essences that are now made into a more inclusive whole. This is the experience of contacting — the quality of connecting with oneself and within the environment.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Muscular Tension Muscular Tone Proprioceptive Awareness Gestural Pattern 
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