Gestalt Columbus and The Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio

Serving Columbus for 40+ years. Transformational change through Gestalt psychotherapy services, workshops, community programs, and training.

Operating as usual

A thought provoking morning for our team who were up before the sun to join the webinar, "Dialogues on Psychotherapy at the Time of Coronavirus" with the international Gestalt community. Hosted by @istitutodigestalt

We are enhancing our ability to connect with clients, we are adapting our perception of contact, and we are here to help.

Live-stream Sangha Sessions with Richard and Stephanie | Integrative Restoration (iRest)

Stephanie Lopez, former therapist at Gestalt Associates and a GICO alumna, is offering live-stream guided iRest meditation sessions at no-cost. You can also access sessions from March and April! Stephanie is a Senior iRest® Trainer and Retreat Leader for the iRest Institute. [[{"fid":"7394","view_mode":"image_100_width","fields":{"class":"media-element file-image-33-width media-wysiwyg-align-left","data-delta":"1","format":"image_100_width","alignment":"left","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"link_text"...

Wednesday Wisdom

The Million in May Initiative

One way to check in on yourself is to take a mental health screen. It’s a quick, free, and private way for someone to assess their mental health and recognize signs of mental health problems. We check-up on our physical symptoms, why not check-up on our mental and emotional symptoms? Help us screen 1 million individuals for mental health conditions for Mental Health Month!

Stop Teaching Children To Never Be Angry – Teach Them How To be Angry

We need to help children learn to deal with and manage their emotions in healthy ways, so they do not suffer the consequences of internalizing their pain. Click the link to learn how you can help: While we might take care of our children in the traditional ways, making sure they are fed, clothed, and have a roof over their heads those are not the only things that matter. Sometimes we forget just how important it is to take care of our children on an emotional level and because of this many fa...

Brené on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball | Brené Brown

If you compare your situation to others' and feel guilty about being disappointed, sad, worried, scared, frustrated, joyful....please listen to Brené Brown discuss comparative suffering on her podcast, Unlocking Us. So many people are struggling with comparative suffering. If you can relate, you are certainly not alone. (Comparative suffering begins at the 15:00 mark.) We have collectively hit weary. This is especially true for the brave folks on the front lines of this pandemic and for the people who love and support them. And, it’s also true for all of us.


From the Archives - "It's Summer Again"

Thanks to the Gestalt International Study Center (GISC) for sharing this post from the late Dr. Sonia March Nevis, Gestalt psychologist and co-founder of GISC. How can I feel so good when there is so much trouble in the world? All this musing leads me to what is important for me. My passion to be connected and to work so that we are all competent to live in this world and to be able to leave it knowing we did the best we could.


The power of family dance parties when the world is falling apart

"When we move our muscles, our bodies release endorphins, and those endorphins make us feel good." Sometimes we just need to dance.
#parenting #family #shelterinplace Most popular psychology today tells us to battle stress with calculated calm and solitude. But sometimes, we just need to dance.

What are some of your favorite apps, books, podcasts, and websites? We'd like to add more to our resource list -

Why you're having such vivid dreams and nightmares during the pandemic, and how to sleep better

Have your dreams been more vivid lately? If so, you're not alone. It's normal to have intense or vivid dreams during a difficult situation like the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Jennifer Martin, clinical psychologist and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, explains why your pandemic dreams are extra stressful right now, and how to sleep better tonight.


Stop Trying to Be Productive

Try to give yourself (and others) grace and compassion, and manage the expectations you have of yourself during this time of stress and uncertainty. Stop trying to be productive. The internet wants you to believe you aren’t doing enough with all that “extra time” you have now. But staying inside and attending to basic needs is plenty.


Parents, we see you.
#weareinthistogether #parenting

Stay connected and social and practice #PhysicalDistancing ♥️

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

This interview with grief expert David Kessler discusses why it’s important to acknowledge the grief we may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it.

Parenting During COVID-19

At Gestalt Columbus, we remain committed to supporting our clients through life's challenges and remain open at this time. The following blog post provides some quick, helpful tips for parents during this time of uncertainty. A bulleted list to stick up on the fridge.

Gestalt Columbus and The Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio

Remembering and missing Norman Shub today, two years after his passing. Founder of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio, Gestalt master psychotherapist, teacher, mentor, and friend.

Norman Shub discusses the difference between a conflict and a glitch in #relationships.

How to raise kids who will grow into secure, trustworthy adults

What role does trusting our children and teens (and earning their trust) play in building their self-image and confidence? If kids don’t feel trusted — or if there isn’t anyone close to them whom they can rely on — they can really suffer. Esther Wojcicki, an educator and mother of three superstar daughters,…


'I'm Still Not Good Enough': When Trauma's Old Ghosts Resurface

Old wounds can be triggered when we least expect it, even when we've worked hard to heal. This can especially be true throughout the holidays. Anyone can be triggered. When the ghosts of past traumas come roaring back, try not to push them away. Embracing your history is part of healing in the present.

Sustaining a long-term relationship can be one of the most fulfilling and challenging experiences of our lives. Whether you and your significant other are dating, partnered or married, you will learn new ways of connecting that will enhance your relationship. Learn more at

8 Ways to Survive Sexual Dry Spells in Your Relationship

Sexual dry spells in long-term relationships are inevitable. Here are a few tips on how to navigate them. It is not uncommon for differing levels of sexual desire to develop in relationships and marriages. Here's how to make sure your connection doesn't also wane.

Turn Negative Emotions into Your Greatest Source of Strength - Mindful

Learn how to use mindfulness to get out of negative mind traps. Elisha Goldstein on using mindfulness to avoid getting stuck in negative moments.

Authentic love can be fulfilling, messy, playful, passionate, frustrating, challenging, intimate, and warm. Gestalt couples counselor, Stacy Ingraham will provide tips and tools to help you enhance your relationship during two upcoming workshops. Learn more at

The Unlived Lives of Parents

"Becoming a parent gives us a chance to grow by attending to old wounds, including many that we may have forgotten. The aim is not to deny our history, but to understand it and develop a new relationship with it, bringing self-compassion to ourselves in those moments when we lose it." A Mindful Exercise for Healing Old Wounds




Sustaining a long-term #relationship can be one of the most fulfilling and challenging experiences of our lives. Whether you and your significant other are dating, partnered, or married you will learn new ways of connecting that will enhance your relationship.



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