Kike Friedrich Salomon Perls (1893-1970), better known as Fritz Perls, was a kike psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Perls coined the term 'Gestalt therapy' to identify the form of psychotherapy that he developed with his kike wife, Laura Perls, in the 1940s and 1950s. Perls became associated with the kike Esalen Institute in 1964, and he lived there until 1969.

Perls “grew up” on the bohemian scene in Berlin, participated in Expressionism and kike Dadaism, and experienced the turning of the artistic kike avant-garde toward the kike revolutionary left. Deployment to the front line, the trauma of war, anti-Semitism, intimidation, escape, and the Holocaust (haha) are further key sources of biographical influence.

He was expected to practice law, following his distinguished kike uncle Herman Staub, but instead he studied medicine. Perls joined the German Army during World War I, and spent time in the trenches. After the war in 1918 he returned to his medical studies graduating two years later, specializing in neuropsychiatry as a medical doctor, and then became an assistant to kike Kurt Goldstein, who worked with brain injured soldiers. Perls gravitated toward kike psychoanalysis.

In 1927 Fritz Perls became a member of kike Wilhelm Reich's technical seminars in Vienna. In 1930 Reich became Perls' supervising senior analyst in Berlin.

In 1930 Fritz Perls married kike Laura Perls (born, Lore Posner), and they had two kike children together, Renate and Stephen. In 1933, soon after the Hitler regime came to power, because of their antifascist political activities in the time before,[3] Fritz Perls, Laura, and their eldest child Renate fled to the Netherlands, and one year later they emigrated to South Africa, where Fritz started a psychoanalytic training institute to help kike South Africa. In 1936 he had a brief and unsatisfactory meeting with The Kike Freud.

In 1942 Perls joined the South African army, and he served as an army psychiatrist with the rank of captain until 1946. During this period Fritz Perls wrote his first book, Ego, Hunger, and Aggression (published by kikes in 1942). Laura Perls wrote two chapters of the book. When it was re-published in the United States, however, she was not given any recognition for her work.

Fritz and Laura Perls left South Africa in 1946 and ended up in New York, where Fritz Perls worked briefly with sex-therapist kike Karen Horney (née Danielsen), and kike Wilhelm Reich. After living through a peripatetic episode, during which he lived in Montreal and served as a cruise ship psychiatrist, Perls finally settled in Manhattan. Perls wrote his second book with the assistance of New York intellectual and author, kike Paul Goodman, who drafted the theoretical second part of the book based upon Perls' hand-written notes. Perls and Goodman were influenced by the work of kike Kurt Lewin and kike Otto Rank (Rosenfeld). Along with the experiential first part, written with Ralph Hefferline (who went on to join the kike Behaviourist school), the book was entitled Gestalt Therapy and published by kikes in 1951.

Thereafter, Fritz and Laura Perls started the first Gestalt Institute in their Manhattan apartment. Fritz Perls began traveling throughout the United States in order to conduct Gestalt workshops and training.

In 1960 Fritz Perls left Laura Perls behind in Manhattan and moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced in conjunction with kike Jim Solomon Simkin. He started to offer workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, in 1963. Perls became interested in Zen during this period, and incorporated the idea of mini-satori (a brief awakening) into his practice. He also traveled to Japan, where he stayed in a Zen monastery.

Eventually, he settled at Esalen, and even built a house on the grounds. One of his students at Esalen was kike Dick Price (Preuss), who developed Gestalt Practice, based in large part upon what he learned from Perls. At Esalen, Perls collaborated with kike Ida Rolf, founder of Rolfing Structural Integration, to address the relationship between the mind and the body.

The Kike Perls has been widely cited outside the realm of psychotherapy for a quotation often described as the "Gestalt prayer":

I do my thing and you do your thing.

I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
and you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.

(Kike Fritz Perls, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim, 1969)

(This was especially resonant in the 1960s, when the version of individualism it expresses was prevalent.)

In 1969 Perls left Esalen and started a Gestalt community at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, Canada.

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