Tag Archives: On Becoming a Person

‘Surrender more. Seek less’ – Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds

Surrender more. Seek less. Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s treasure trove site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for a post on how trying to change yourself can be an ineffective strategy. Carl Rogers agreed with her on this (and so do we):- … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on the goal and purpose of life

‘… each individual asks of himself – what is the goal, the purpose, of my life? I have tried to tell you what I have learned from my clients, who in the therapeutic relationship, with its freedom from threat and … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on tendencies he notices in people’s movement in therapy

‘Another tendency of this sort seems evident in the client’s moving away from the compelling image of what he “ought to be”. Some individuals have absorbed so deeply from their parents the concept “I ought to be good, “or “I … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on educational and cultural conformity

‘If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and … Continue reading

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Love has no labels – Ad Council

Click on the link for this short film from the Ad Council, which makes its point rather effectively. The Ad Council comment runs:- ‘While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on the process of becoming

‘I should like to point out one final characteristic of these individuals as they strive to discover and become themselves. It is that the individual seems to become more content to be a process rather than a product. When he … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers – The Client Knows

‘It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.’ Carl Rogers: On Becoming A Person 1961 Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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