This article begins with a number of personal revelations about the author, heretofore unpublished, which set the stage for his approach to teaching and learning. Most notable among them is the severe closed-head injury he sustained as a child that left him with extensive brain damage and life-long difficulties with memory. In spelling out some of his learning experiences as a teacher, he lays the groundwork for the importance of creativity in the educational process, including ideas about creation and its relation to Gestalt therapy from his graduate students' perspectives. The sections on Gestalt pedagogy elucidate many of the ways he has developed a Gestalt-based learning environment, the importance of experiential learning, and Gestalt's holistic approach that enhances creativity in pedagogical pursuits. The article ends with some of the major pedagogical interventions he has used successfully over the past four decades, which facilitate learning to become a Gestalt therapist from a creative Gestalt therapy perspective.

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