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John Rowan on the nature of assuming personal power

‘During the process of working with the real self, consciousness changes. The mental ego is mainly either existence-oriented or relationship-oriented. If existence-oriented, then the main concern is with power, mastery and control. If relatedness-oriented, the main concern is with conformity … Continue reading

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How Societies with Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness – Bruce Levine

http://brucelevine.net/how-societies-with-little-coercion-have-little-mental-illness/ ‘Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what … Continue reading

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James Bugental on the unique, changing nature of therapeutic relationship

‘The ideal therapeutic relationship is continually evolving and changing. It is not a way of being together, which is established early in the participants’ relation and remains unchanged; instead it is constantly changing as the work progresses and as the … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on spontaneity and uniqueness in therapy

‘At its very core, the flow of therapy should be spontaneous, forever following unanticipated riverbeds; it is grotesquely distorted by being packaged into a formula that enables inexperienced, inadequately trained therapists (or computers) to deliver a uniform course of therapy. … Continue reading

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Existential Therapy by Richard Bargdill

A helpful diagrammatic summary from Richard, with thanks to him and to the Facebook page for the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Carl Rogers & Gloria Pt 1

Carl Roger’s famous session with Gloria. Here are the remaining parts of this film:-

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