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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 Three: Human-Being Skills
Human beings are distinguished from other animals by the weakness of their instincts and by the extent of their mental capacities. However, to take full advantage of their capacity to evolve themselves, they require a conceptual framework or language with which to do so. This chapter explores some of the basic concepts of the cognitive humanistic approach to psychotherapy, self-therapy and personal practice.
Cognitive Humanism and Skills
The issue of what constitutes a skilled human being is fundamental to counselling and psychotherapy and, accordingly, the concept of skills is central to the cognitive humanistic approach. To date, strangely enough, the theory and practice of psychotherapy have not placed a major emphasis on explicitly identifying and imparting skills to clients. Psychoanalysis, analytical therapy, person-centred therapy ...