What does Gestalt mean

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.

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