I think now and again about how many technique based therapies are around. I was subjected to a Solution Focused Approach meeting a few days ago and left feeling rather sad. It seemed that this approach divorces feelings from behavior and requires us to look for solutions (behavior) within the dictates of this approach.
For Gestalt and myself, feelings or emotions are very much what it means to be human and if these emotions are suppressed then this action will lead to problems down the line. Are we to become more and more like machines?