A GPC minister seeks to discern with the person what God is already doing, and assists the person in opening to the grace that is surely there. Their work together is actively directed by the ever-present and constantly changing process of the one coming for healing.
She tires to see where health is blocked, and where health is emerging. God seems to meet people in their greatest pain, so she invites people to look for God there. Wherever she sees new life and health emerging, there is no need to diagnose what is wrong. Nor is there any need to label, analyze, make judgments, or formulate a treatment plan.
He schools himself to be an acute observer. He focuses not only on the story being told, but also on body language, frozenness or fluidity of movement, tone of voice, gestures, energy blocks, and so on. He trusts that whatever is surfacing is a holistic expression of the person's existence. He also seeks to be aware of how God is speaking in his own inner process; intuition, memories, spiritual quickening, discernment, boredom or interest, and what4ver else is in his own awareness continuum.
A Gestalt Pastoral Care minister supports resistance by pointing to its healthy origin. This stance echoes both the radical freedom given by God to say yes or no to life, and to God's love that accepts as we are.
Consenting to Grace, by Tilda Norberg