What is NGV?
NGV is an international not-for-profit organisation, committed to widening participation and exploring new ways of building community via application of gestalt and aligned disciplines across a number of domains – therapy, education, health, organisational/ business, community, and government/political.
We offer a test bed for innovation with a view to supporting application of gestalt to social justice, environmental and political challenges facing humanity.
Gestalt is a phenomenological and therapeutically rooted approach to our being able to link our somatic experience with the cognitive and to raise awareness of both our own and others’ experience. Gestalt is a ‘field theory’ which invites a situational awareness of ourselves in relation to our ever-changing human and non-human environments.
We offer a test bed for innovation with a view to supporting application of gestalt to social justice, environmental and political challenges – what Paul Goodman, one of gestalt’s founders, called “social-therapy”.
We do not see NGV as doing it all ourselves. We act as a network – or convenor of ‘workouts’ (Bruno Latour) – catalyst, first phase mover, incubator and ultimately support for others to enter into new areas. We will continue to support anyone who comes to us to innovate – individual or organisation.
The interactive nature of this initiative brings together gestaltists and friends from all over the globe. It is the investment of those involved that makes NGV what it is.