This book produces evidence for the research effectiveness of therapies and makes the moral case for bringing together human psychological welfare needs and the expanding number of skilled, ethically sensitive people ready to listen and respond in the most deeply human and needed way.

Visionary Deep Personal Growth

Visionary Deep Personal Growth

Visionary deep personal growth
JulianaBrown and RichardMowbray

There must be more to life than this …

The Human Potential Movement

Not all work that may be referred to as ‘therapy’ is offered primarily as remedy for problems of a psychological nature. This chapter will explore the benefits of work that explicitly espouses the development of awareness as its main goal. Such work, which may specifically eschew the label ‘therapy’ and its variants on the grounds of inappropriateness, largely owes its existence to the advent of the human potential movement.

In the USA in the 1960s, a ‘heady’ mix of ingredients combined to form a new movement. The openness to experimentation that existed in California and to a lesser extent elsewhere in the USA at that time ...

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