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Cognitive Humanistic Therapy describes a new approach to psychotherapy and self-development, based on an understanding of what it means to be “fully human.” In a unique integration of theory and practice, the book synthesises ideas from the cognitive and humanistic domains of psychotherapy and the religious worlds of Buddhism and Christianity.
Chapter Fifteen: Personal Practice
Much of any approach to therapy takes place outside of therapists' offices. This is especially likely to be the case with an approach like cognitive humanistic therapy with its emphasis on skilling clients to prevent and manage problems in their daily lives and with its added focus on attaining higher levels of mental cultivation and human sympathy. As mentioned in Chapter 6, personal practice refers to a range of activities or practices performed by clients and others independently of therapists. Personal practice may be performed either in conjunction with therapy, or as a continuation of work performed during therapy, or, in varying degrees, involving little or no prior or present contact with therapists. Some skills and strategies for personal practice are now ...