Definition excerpted with permission from Ginger, Serge International Glossary of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Seven languages including English. Order from FORGE at 183 rue Lecourbe; 75015 Paris, France) Paperback 1995.
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- small, automatic gestures, most of which are out of awareness or unconscious (e.g. finger tapping, foot tapping, occasional 'tics' or facial expressions, playing with a ring, etc...) Becoming aware of, then amplifying such gestures often enables the client to discover for him/herself their symbolic meaning, opening up rich paths of association.