Dialogues and Interviews

The Power of Acknowledgement

Mark Bloomberg interviewed by Mirjam Busch & Rudolf Jarosewitsch

Rudolf: Mark, you have been talking about the power of acknowledgment and you produced a discussion paper. Let’s talk about it.

Mark: My question is, how do I know or sense that this is truly me acting in the world?
Let’s talk about what is involved, what goes on when we fully identify with what we’re doing, and when we don’t. These questions may be doors we can use to access what happens when people are very uncomfortable, detached and not responsible for what they are doing.

Mirjam: How do we recognize that we are fully in ourselves? Continue reading “The Power of Acknowledgement”

Dialogues and Interviews

Making Space for Each Other

M: When did you begin to consider this relationship as a conscious partnership? What changed for you?

R: It started on a conscious note, we didn’t just drift together, we had a clear understanding of what we wanted from one another. We made some clear agreement at the beginning.

M: So it was really a conscious choice that was made. I had an insight, that in my previous relationship I resented my partner for the fact that he was not becoming something that I couldn’t be myself. Continue reading “Making Space for Each Other”

Dialogues and Interviews

Mirrors and Miracles

Exploring the Interface of Homoeopathy and Gestalt Therapy

A Dialogue between Elisabeth Fink and Rudolf Jarosewitsch

This is a dialogue between Elisabeth and Rudolf in October, that followed their talk with the same title at Novalis House in August.

R: In our presentation we had three parts. The first is the question “What is dis-ease or problem? What is it that needs to be cured?” The second is the method or the “Mirror”, and the third is “Miracles”.
When we talked about problems, we acknowledged problems on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Continue reading “Mirrors and Miracles”

Dialogues and Interviews

Gestalt and Spirituality

Sue Murray interviewed by Rudolf Jarosewitsch

R: Can you say something about Gestalt and spirituality?

S: It is difficult to approach this topic without acknowledging that the basis of Gestalt is experience, being able to test something out by experience. So dealing with spirituality is the same. It’s about the experience, and believing in what you experience is your experience. That’s how I come to it, from an experience that has been life-long and always feeling that somehow as a therapist I have had to keep this part of myself and my own experience out of the therapy room and out of my own experience of therapy. While I was in England, I spent a lot of time talking with other Gestalt therapists who are looking at what is their own spirituality and then how can they incorporate that in therapy. How can we facilitate people becoming more aware of their own spirituality. Continue reading “Gestalt and Spirituality”

Dialogues and Interviews

Soul and Personality

Robert Gilman in conversation with Robina McCurdy, Mirjam Busch & Rudolf Jarosewitsch

Mirjam: I feel very drawn to the concept of soul and personality. I would like you to find some words to describe the difference and the qualities of each.

Robert: Soul gets used in many different ways. Are you familiar with the work of Barbara Ann Brennan?

Mirjam: I know “care of the soul” by Thomas Moore.

Robert: I am not happy with his approach, but I can use that as a contrast. In my sense, he uses soul as part of the emotional sub-conscious. When I am using soul, I am referring to the higher spark of divinity Continue reading “Soul and Personality”