a conversation

a figure forms, arises, is met, satisfied and fades; replaced by a new dominant figure. this is the gestalt cycle of experience. every organism treads a balance between chaos and stagnation - a process known as homeostasis which we attain through the fulfilment of our psycho-physiological needs. we are constantly making creative adjustments to our contexts. in gestalt, there are two causes of need. an external disturbance - a demand made upon us or an internal disturbance - a building of energy sufficient to mobilise striving for gratification of contact. disturbances arise in a continual dialogue on the self-environment boundary. gestalt is a way of relating and a life’s work