In this paper, the author suggests the need for psychotherapy and psychiatry to include new biological and systemic understandings in order to overcome the fragmentation of scientific evidence. She briefly describes the evolution of the relationship between society and psychotherapy and then she introduces a new development in Gestalt therapy. This development is the extension of awareness into the more phenomenological and aesthetic concept of aesthetic relational knowledge. This new concept includes both the therapeutic competences of empathy and to be able to resonate with the client in the co-created field. A clinical example then demonstrates these concepts.
Keywords: Aesthetic relational knowledge, phenomenological field, awareness, now-for-next, post-modern society, neurobiological studies, Gestalt psychotherapy, psychiatry.