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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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TSALLIS, Alexandra C.. Clowns: a possible reflection to Gestalt-therapy. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.9, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article aims to discuss how clowns can contribute to a reflection concerning psychotherapic interventions in Gestalt-therapy. This task was possible starting from the observation of a theatre workshop, called “The noble art of clown”, and from the theoretical propositions of Actor-Net Theory relating to recalcitrance. The clowns effect its about the subversion of the wish to succeed: while everybody pursues winning, the clown explores the experience of losing. Therefore, what guides his emergence is to establish a continuous flux of contact with the fragile, ridiculous and transgressing dimensions of each of us, which shares common principles pursuit by Gestalt-therapy. So, clowns give Gestalt-therapy the opportunity to rethink its reflections, its capacity of creation, in better words, re-creation on therapy gathering.

Keywords : Clowns; Recalcitrance; Therapy gathering.

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