As It Is or As I Am – the Art of Becoming

A journey … towards … being

"Learning and Being" completed

Completed “Learning and Being” this lunch time. Overall an amazing book. Relatively speaking consider myself still fairly new to the Person-Centred Approach (PCA). Found this book a great help in clarifying the concepts. Had read several other books about the PCA, and this one seemed to bring them all together. Maybe it would have been different if the books had been read in reverse order. For example, if I’d read this book first and was now reading “Person-Centred Counselling in Action” perhaps that book would be bringing all things into better perspective for me now?

Isn’t life is like that in all ways? Our experiences help determine our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Not that they fix our thoughts, etc. but rather give us leanings toward certain ways of viewing the world. We can though change, if we have a desire to do so. That is what person-centred counselling (indeed all counselling) is about – changing, developing and growing – the actualizing tendency as Carl Rogers termed it.


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