Rennarrating an unspeakable story. Dialogues with the aim of phothos

Author/s Lucia Guarnaccia, Jlenia Baldacchino
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 65-73 File size 647 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2011-001006
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This paper offers some enimations to deal with trauma according to gestalt psychotherapy. Besides the gestalt theory, the NOVA protocol is presented, as a tool which, together with photos, helps to create an autobiographic story of the traumatic experience and to overcome it. Soon after a session is reported in which R., a client, who has had various traumatic experiences, feels the telling of herself in a new way, and shares with the therapist a novel manner to be-with in their relationship. This allows her to experience contact-making in a spontaneous way.

Keywords: Trauma, gestalt psychotherapy, NOVA protocol, photos, contact spontaneity

Lucia Guarnaccia, Jlenia Baldacchino, Rinarrare una storia indicibile. Dialoghi con le foto in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2011, pp 65-73, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2011-001006