Gestalt

Gestalt

Gestalt: A German word for “form” or “shape.” Gestalt psychology maintains the theory that the human mind has the ability to conceptualize the whole versus just the parts that make up the whole. Leading Gestalt psychologist, Kurt Koffka, described it as “The whole is other than the sum of the parts.” The actual therapy implements the Principle of Totality and the principle of psychophysical isomorphism, or the concept that the human brain can process the existence of a global, collective consciousness. This form of therapy has clients approach problems in the experiential context of the “here and now” and their relationship to a global energy field.