This book provides a key introduction to the theory, concepts and practice of the person-centred approach, through the lens of the practitioner's experience and personal development.
Writing as someone who has been through real life challenges and has developed and learned as a result, the author's strikingly personal style not only helps to contextualise complex and nuanced theory, but makes this a truly unique book about real person-centred practice and experience. From Roger's early philosophy through to the current developments and controversies in the field, the author uses personal testimonies, exercises and reflection points to make challenging concepts and practice issues accessible for the novice reader. What results is an informative and fascinating read for all those training and interested in the person-centred approach.
Chapter Eleven: Person-Centred Psychotherapeutic Creativity and Adaptation
Person-Centred Psychotherapeutic Creativity and Adaptation
Many person-centred practitioners have weaved the tenets and attitudes of the approach into creative ways of working psychotherapeutically, in order to facilitate a deeper intrapersonal connection for the client and an enhanced empathic union between the client and therapist. When a client finds accessing ‘words’ or ‘talking’ especially difficult, such imaginative avenues of communication can prove to be highly effective and healing.
Perhaps the most well known and prolific writer in person-centred expressive media work is Natalie Rogers, Carl's daughter. She tells us that she has long been fascinated with what she terms as the creative connection:
The enhancing interplay among movement, art, writing, and sound. Moving with awareness, for example, opens us to profound feelings which can ...