PCA Personal Development Group, Scotland "Are you being or doing " Monday 13 June 2022 5.30 - 8.30pm. Zoom
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Contact: terry daly and Barbara Malinen | Phone: 07802817003
"Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me. Neither the Bible nor the prophets — neither Freud nor research — neither the revelations of God nor man — can take precedence over my own direct experience. My experience is not authoritative because it is infallible. It is the basis of authority because it can always be checked in new primary ways. In this way its frequent error or fallibility is always open to correction."
Carl Rogers, Page 23-24 - On Becoming a Person (1961)
A group of us within the person-centred approach in Scotland have been meeting to discuss our concerns at diminishing opportunities which exist to experience relating fully in a person-centred context in the current training environment in Scotland.
We have become aware of increasing feelings of disappointment and frustration among practitioners and students at the lack of contexts in which to take the risk of being ourselves and meet each other at depth.
The person of the Person-Centred Approach is YOU; it is not another set of conditions of worth - the key is the internal locus of evaluation.
An open meeting regarding the next step is being held via Zoom on Monday 13 June 2022 5.30 - 8.30pm. This is a free event but it will be ticketed - we want to offer CPD spaces to those who are interested in exploring the challenges and rewards of relationships which don't avoid the difficult stuff.
If you feel you don't belong and you are interested in this endeavour, please come along and we'll try and sit in the space together where we meet inclusion, exclusion and the need to belong.
People will be able to dip in and out, and you are invited to bring with you whatever you need to feel comfortable (or just to get through the evening!)
Please contact: eventbrite