Humanistic therapy contemplates the individual as a whole, focusing on present circumstances and on potential to fulfill one’s wishes. Its practical approach motivates the consulter’s active participation in his own evolution. The past takes a secondary but important role, as it provides understanding about how the emotions and behaviors affecting the well being were formed. This way the consulter can commit and become responsible for his/her own life and choices.
As a therapist I like to work with the humanistic approach of Gestalt and Constructivist Systems Therapy to reinforce these existential issues – our view of ourselves, of our family history and of the world around us. The Maya Support Group offers a fun alternative to explore these issues from the point of view of the Maya Philosophy. When we understand why we are the way we are, we can become the person we dream to be.