What does GESTALT mean
The German word gestalt implies wholeness, or if used as a verb ‘to make whole’. Gestalt therapy was originally developed in the early 1950’s by a group of avant-garde psychologists, psychiatrists, philosophers and educators as a reaction to the orthodoxy of the psychoanalysis of the time. It provides a holistic philosophical engagement with the nature of the human condition. It privileges experience, authentic living and human relating.