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03 Prozac have spawned a uick fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter Dr Rogers's client centered therapy becomes particularly timely and important. Thought this was a pretty interesting read As a psychology major in college it is somewhat inevitable that some classes will concern themselves with therapy and therapy techniues regardless of whether or not an individual wants to become a therapist and this was where I first encountered the book Nonetheless all information is good and relevant in some way and this book was incredibly interesting to me I graduated am not a therapist and have no interest in becoming a therapist but I still found this book to be enlightening and engaging So much so that I picked it up and continued reading it after we were done with it in class I feel like it was fairly well written and difficult to put down and that the things he wrote about made me re examine some of the things I did and do in my own life and relationships and improve them Carl Rogers' work was and is influential in the field and I recommend this read for anybody who is interested in the field of psychology or gaining insight into themselves and others

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On Becoming a PersonA Therapist's View of PsychotherapyThe late Carl Rogers founder of a PersonA PDFEPUB #236 the humanistic psychology movement revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of client centered therapy His influence has spanned decades but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology. He writes of significant things he learned in his experience and study1 In my relationships with persons I have found that it does not help in the long run to act as though I were something that I am not It does not help to act calm and pleasant when actually I am angry and critical It does not help to act as though I know the answers when I do not It does not help to act as though I were a loving person if actually at the moment I am hostile Most of the mistakes I make in personal relationships most of the times in which I fail to be of help to other individuals can be accounted for in terms of the fact that I have for some defensive reason behaved in one way at a surface level while in reality my feelings run in a contrary direction 2 I find I am effective when I can listen acceptantly to myself and can be myself I have learned to become adeuate in listening to myself; so that I knowwhat I am feeling at any given momentOne way of putting this is that I feel I have become adeuate in letting myself be what I amThe curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am then I change3 I have found it of enormous value when I can permit myself to understand another person Our first reaction to most of the statements which we hear from other people is an immediate evaluation or judgment rather than an understanding of it When someone expresses some feeling or attitude or belief our tendency is almost immediately to feel That's right; or That's stupid; That's abnormal; That's unreasonable; That's incorrect; That's not nice Very rarely do we permit ourselves to understand precisely what the meaning of his statement is to him I believe this is because understanding is risky If I let myself really understand another person I might be changed by that understanding And we all fear change It is not an easy thing to permit oneself to understand an individual to enter thoroughly and completely and empathically into his frame of reference It is also a rare thing 4 I have found it highly rewarding when I can accept another person I have found that truly to accept another person and his feelings is by no means an easy thing any than is understanding Can I really permit another person to feel hostile toward me Can I accept his anger as a real and legitimate part of himself Can I accept him when he views life and its problems in a way uite different from mine Can I accept him when he feels very positively toward me admiring me and wanting to model himself after me All this is involved in acceptance and it does not come easy I believe that it is an increasingly common pattern in our culture for each one of us to believe Every other person must feel and think and believe the same as I do We find it very hard to permit our children or our parents or our spouses to feel differently than we do about particular issues or problems Yet it has come to seem to me that this separateness of individuals the right of each individual to utilize his experience in his own way and to discover his own meanings in it this is one of the most priceless potentialities of lifeWhen I can accept another personthen I am assisting him to become a person5 The I am open to the realities in me and in the other person the less do I find myself wishing to rush in to fix things As I try to listen to myself and the experiencing going on in me and the I try to extend that same listening attitude to another person the respect I feel for the complex processes of life So I become less and less inclined to hurry in to fix things to set goals to mold people to manipulate and push them in the way that I would like them to go I am much content simply to be myself and to let another person be himself It is a very paradoxical thing that to the degree that each one of us is willing to be himself then he finds not only himself changing; but he finds that other people to whom he relates are also changing6 I can trust my experience Evaluation by others is not a guide for me The judgments of others while they are to be listened to and taken into account for what they are can never be a guide for meExperience is for me the highest authority p 16 23

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On Becoming a PersonA Therapist's View of Psychotherapy Download ò 108 Þ [Reading] ➶ On Becoming a PersonA Therapist's View of Psychotherapy By Carl R. Rogers – Gym-apparel.co.uk The late Carl Rogers founder of the humanistic psychology movement revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of clieThat the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr Rogers's work today New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology especially that of the antidepressant On Becoming ePUB #100. Picked this one up for a course I was taking in college Personal DevelopmentIt turned out to be one of the best psychology related books I have ever read It described the therapeutic process in a personal way rather than clinical Since this process was from the point of view of Carl Rogers himself as a therapist I felt I was able to discern how we develop as a person using relationshipsI felt like I was given insight into how people change from this book than from any other piece of literature honestlyRead this if you are interested in psychology and want to get greater insight into the backbone of the Humanist movement