Hanne Hostrup describes in this book how our basic knowledge about ourselves stems from the many experiences we constantly are making and have made at different times in our life.
These descriptions are supplemented by examples which make it possible for the reader to recognize one self and others.
She mentions also how we by focused attention are able to discover and examine our automatic behaviors and in this way become aware of how and who we are.
The descriptions in the book are based on a phenomenological, existential and gestalt-psychological theory.
Hanne Hostrup graduated as a psychologist from the University of Copenhagen in 1978. Licentiate degree in 1983. Additional training as a gestalt therapist in USA. She has been running a private clinic for 25 years, has provided training and supervision in gestalt therapy to psychologists, and currently works mainly as a speaker, writer, and workshop leader.
In addition to this introduction to gestalt therapy, Hanne Hostrup is the author of several, highly acclaimed books.