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Presenter: Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (Italy)
A concept of field in line with PHG will be presented. It will be outlined how this concept leads me to develop our method and practice focusing on the ground experience of the contact making and on the reciprocity (the dance) of contact. Examples on the practice of reciprocity will be made. The whole seminar will consider the new organism/environment balance in the actual pandemic times.
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb is the director of Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Milan, Siracuse, Palermo). She has developed some basic clinical concepts of Gestalt therapy, like intentionality of contact, aesthetic presence, self as contact, and organism/environment field, in her book The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post-Modern Society. Integrating what she has learned from Isadore From with her experiences with Daniel Stern and other exponents of intersubjectivity and primary relationships, and with neuroscientists like Vittorio Gallese, she has approached the description of the ground experience of the self (the “Polyphonic Development of Domains”), of the intuition of the therapist as a function of the field condition (the “Aesthetic Relational Knowledge”), until her recent studies on “the Dance of Reciprocity” between therapist and client, as a switch of paradigm needed in our pandemic times.
More about her work: https://www.gestaltitaly.com/margherita-spagnuolo-lobb/