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This podcast promotes personal growth, empathic connections, critical thinking and freedom from both inner as well as from outer shackles.

    023: My army days

    023: My army days

    Having delved into the philosophy of Gestalt for the past few episodes, in this episode I chose to share something about my own personal story, in particular about my army days. I aim to integrate many of the things that I have discussed in the Gestalt series (episodes 11-22) in this episode and see how they apply in my own personal story.



    If you would like to contact me directly, please write me an email to thecuriouscaseoffreedom@gmail.com

    Presentation and production - Orí Harmelin

    Bumper music - The tallest of Orders by Simon MacHale

    Check out Simon's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71OkM6qFs6Xmc1hlOjXgIl?si=bFReoX_LSKS5EHXo4AJPlg

    On Bandcamp: https://simonmachale.bandcamp.com

    And on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVi-A_N20DbM-GIdw50THPQ

    A big thank you to Simon MacHale and Daniel Shafrir for their help and support in creating this content.

    • 18 min
    022: Creative indifference

    022: Creative indifference

    In this final episode in our Gestalt series we take a close look at one of the central notions of Gestalt philosophy - creative indifference, exploring its relevance to the curious case of freedom.



    Sources reading:

    Gestalt therapy, excitement and growth in the human personality by Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman and Ralph Hefferline.

    When the body says no by Gabor Máté

    Creative process in Gestalt therapy by Joseph Zinker

    Tao te Ching by Lao-tzu

    I and thou by Martin Buber

    Schöpferische Indifferenz by Salomon Friedländer



    If you would like to contact me directly, please write me an email to thecuriouscaseoffreedom@gmail.com

    Presentation and production - Orí Harmelin

    Bumper music - The tallest of Orders by Simon MacHale

    Check out Simon's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71OkM6qFs6Xmc1hlOjXgIl?si=bFReoX_LSKS5EHXo4AJPlg

    On Bandcamp: https://simonmachale.bandcamp.com

    And on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVi-A_N20DbM-GIdw50THPQ

    A big thank you to Simon MacHale and Daniel Shafrir for their help and support in creating this content.

    • 19 min
    021: The importance of boundaries

    021: The importance of boundaries

    In this episode continuing our gestalt series, we take a closer look at two contact interruptions, or rather contact moderations: Confluence and deflection. Both have to do with the permeability of our boundaries, both are forms of creative adjustments, and as such are vital to our being-in-the-world, and both, when they become fixed and rigid forms of behaviour stand in our way of living freely in the here and now.



    Sources reading:

    Gestalt therapy, excitement and growth in the human personality by Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman and Ralph Hefferline.

    When the body says no by Gabor Máté

    Gestalt and process by Peter Dreitzel



    If you would like to contact me directly, please write me an email to thecuriouscaseoffreedom@gmail.com

    Presentation and production - Orí Harmelin

    Bumper music - The tallest of Orders by Simon MacHale

    Check out Simon's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71OkM6qFs6Xmc1hlOjXgIl?si=bFReoX_LSKS5EHXo4AJPlg

    On Bandcamp: https://simonmachale.bandcamp.com

    And on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVi-A_N20DbM-GIdw50THPQ

    A big thank you to Simon MacHale and Daniel Shafrir for their help and support in creating this content.

    • 17 min
    020: The body as the disowned self

    020: The body as the disowned self

    In this episode we continue our gestalt series, and delve further into the world of polarities, observing how we fracture ourselves into a mind and a body. The body then takes the role of the disowned self. Since freedom starts with the individual, I believe that healing the fractured self is a vital step that can help us pave the way to a free society.

    Sources reading:

    Gestalt therapy, excitement and growth in the human personality by Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman and Ralph Hefferline.

    Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy by Joseph Zinker

    Body Process by James I. Kepner

    If you would like to contact me directly, please write me an email to thecuriouscaseoffreedom@gmail.com

    Presentation and production - Orí Harmelin

    Bumper music - The tallest of Orders by Simon MacHale

    Check out Simon's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71OkM6qFs6Xmc1hlOjXgIl?si=bFReoX_LSKS5EHXo4AJPlg

    On Bandcamp: https://simonmachale.bandcamp.com

    And on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVi-A_N20DbM-GIdw50THPQ

    A big thank you to Simon MacHale and Daniel Shafrir for their help and support in creating this content.

    • 15 min
    019: Polarities (part 2)

    019: Polarities (part 2)

    We continue in our series on Gestalt therapy, using the Gestalt lens to look at the development of the individual and society and the relationship between the two. Today we focus on polarities: the yin and yang of our existence. Enjoy

    Sources reading:

    Gestalt therapy, excitement and growth in the human personality by Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman and Ralph Hefferline.

    Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy by Joseph Zinker

    Body Process by James I. Kepner

    If you would like to contact me directly, please write me an email to thecuriouscaseoffreedom@gmail.com

    Presentation and production - Orí Harmelin

    Bumper music - The tallest of Orders by Simon MacHale

    Check out Simon's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71OkM6qFs6Xmc1hlOjXgIl?si=bFReoX_LSKS5EHXo4AJPlg

    On Bandcamp: https://simonmachale.bandcamp.com

    And on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVi-A_N20DbM-GIdw50THPQ

    A big thank you to Simon MacHale and Daniel Shafrir for their help and support in creating this content.

    • 15 min
    018: Polarities (part 1)

    018: Polarities (part 1)

    We continue in our series on Gestalt therapy, using the Gestalt lens to look at the development of the individual and society and the relationship between the two. Today we focus on polarities: the yin and yang of our existence. Enjoy

    Sources reading:

    Gestalt therapy, excitement and growth in the human personality by Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman and Ralph Hefferline.

    Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy by Joseph Zinker

    Body Process by James I. Kepner

    If you would like to contact me directly, please write me an email to thecuriouscaseoffreedom@gmail.com

    Presentation and production - Orí Harmelin

    Bumper music - The tallest of Orders by Simon MacHale

    Check out Simon's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71OkM6qFs6Xmc1hlOjXgIl?si=bFReoX_LSKS5EHXo4AJPlg

    On Bandcamp: https://simonmachale.bandcamp.com

    And on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVi-A_N20DbM-GIdw50THPQ

    A big thank you to Simon MacHale and Daniel Shafrir for their help and support in creating this content.

    • 22 min

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