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Brian Thorne on belovedness, sexuality & power in therapy

In the passage before this excerpt, Brian has been talking about the idea of the ‘beloved’, in the context of the writings of Julian of Norwich. How any of us makes sense of ‘beloved’ will depend on personal experiences and conceptual structures/language. It is an … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on power in person-centred therapy

In this passage, Brian is looking at a 1986 paper by Jerold Bozarth and Barbara Temaner Brodley, exploring what they saw as supporting assertions implicit in Carl Rogers’ 19 propositions – and which may therefore be included in a person … Continue reading

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Person-Centred Basics – Dave Mearns & Brian Thorne on Congruence

The sixth in our occasional series of person-centred fundamentals. ‘Why is congruence important? Like empathy and unconditional positive regard, congruence makes it easier for the client to trust the counsellor and the counselling process. If the client accepts the congruence … Continue reading

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Ending Power Struggles with Children – Hand in Hand Parenting – Patty Wipfler

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/ending-power-struggles-with-children/ At the heart of person centred is the idea that we each have inherent value, and that there is a fundamental equality between us. Whatever differences there may be in our life experience, culture, age, gender, race, ability, education, … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön on compassion between equals Click on the title for this Facebook picture (Art by Brian Jekel) and a wonderful quotation from Pema Chödrön, from her book, “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.” … Continue reading

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