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By Brian Thorne

'Brian Thorne has arguably develop into the UK's top authority on Carl Rogers and his paintings, gaining this popularity through generating books which ooze the various qualaties that Rogers himslef espoused - frankness, readability, sensivity, insightfullness, thoroughness, humility and genorosity of spirit. This booklet won't disappoint the reader on any of those fronts.
I may defy any person-centred practitioner to learn it with no, at a variety of occasions, studying whatever new, being moved, encouraged, challenged and entertained' - Ipnosis

As founding father of the person-centred strategy, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the main influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the 20 th century. delivering certain insights into his existence and a transparent rationalization of his significant theoretical principles, this ebook bargains an available advent for all practitioners and scholars of the person-centred approach.

Written through Brian Thorne, top person-centred practitioner and bestselling writer, the second one version explores the ongoing impact of Rogers considering his demise and the advance of person-centred treatment internationally.

Drawing on his adventure of getting identified and labored with Rogers, Brian Thorne superbly captures the way Rogers labored with consumers and from that, attracts out the sensible implications of what's, in influence, a practical philosophy of human progress and relationships.

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Denial takes place when the person utterly rejects even the possibility of intolerance or agitation in himself or herself while to everyone else they are plain to see in words or behaviour. Where the self-concept is hedged around with so many conditions of worth that distortion or denial of this kind are brought into play there is clearly a measure of psychological disturbance present within the person. It is equally evident, however, that the disturbed person may have little or no awareness of the disturbance.

In the last description he published of a therapeutic encounter he was able to write: ‘I realize that this account partakes of the mystical. Our experiences, it is clear, involve the transcendent, the indescribable, the spiritual. I am impelled to believe that I, like many others, have underestimated the importance of this mystical, spiritual dimension’ (Rogers, 1986b: 200). It appears that once again, and for the final time, Rogers the therapist had discovered the truth of which Rogers the man had greatest need.

Qxd 1/27/03 5:38 PM Page 32 32 Carl Rogers and attitudes (principally from the parents) many of which may run quite counter to its own organismic response to experience. The child is subject to many conditions of worth in so far as its experience of approval from the parents is conditional upon certain behaviours. In this situation a self-concept gradually takes shape which is aligned with the parental view of what is acceptable and admirable. The person may come to view himself or herself as, for example, patient, logical, calm and unprejudiced because such qualities are highly valued by the parents.

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