‘This book... is not a single “meal” in itself but a positive “larder” containing every imaginable staple food and condiment all exquisitely and thoroughly researched. The book took Goff Barrett-Lennard 20 years to write and it will stand as a reference text for person-centred specialists for longer than that... an essential reference text... and a pantry full of delicious surprises’ — Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling
Chapter 16: Openings in a Dynamic Continuity
Openings in a Dynamic Continuity
If the child is to gain real help to grow in his own way toward goals of his own choice, the therapist must create a relationship where such growth can take place.
In this atmosphere of safety, protection and acceptance, the firm boundaries of self-organization relax. … Underlying this entire process of functioning and of change are the forward-moving forces of life itself.
This new world will be more human and humane. It will explore and develop the richness and capacities of the human mind and spirit. … It will be a world that prizes the individual person. … It will be a more natural world, with a renewed love and respect for nature. … Its technology ...