Perls, Fritz

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Perls, Fritz Gender: M
Friedrich Salo Perls
born on 8 July 1893 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°07' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°38 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°57'

Fritz Perls (1923)


German-born psychiatrist and psychotherapist who coined the term 'Gestalt therapy' to identify the form of psychotherapy that he developed with his wife, Laura Perls, in the 1940s and 1950s. Perls became associated with the Esalen Institute in 1964, and he lived there until 1969. His approach to psychotherapy is related to, but not identical to, Gestalt psychology, and it is different from Gestalt theoretical psychotherapy.

The core of the Gestalt Therapy process is enhanced awareness of sensation, perception, bodily feelings, emotion, and behavior, in the present moment. Relationship is emphasized, along with contact between the self, its environment, and the other.

He died on 14 March 1970, aged 76, in Chicago, Illinois.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Reich, Wilhelm (born 24 March 1897)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.

Previously this entry had 5:30 AM: Ruth Dewey quotes Zip Dobyns for "dawn" given by a co-worker of Perls', rectified.


  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-founder of the Gestalt School)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book