Mindfulness: A foothold for Rogers's humanistic person-centred approach

Jooste, Julius, Kruger, Ankebé, Steyn, Barend J. M. and Edwards, David J. (2015) Mindfulness: A foothold for Rogers's humanistic person-centred approach. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25 (6). pp. 554-559. ISSN 1433-0237

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Abstract

This article probed and contextualised the strong parallels between meditation derived mindfulness and Rogers's humanistic person-centred (PC) approach. This was done through a conceptual and evaluative literature review of the PC framework in relation to definitive descriptions of mindfulness. Elements of mindfulness within the core conditions of PC therapy were explored and verified. Quotations, pragmatic, behavioural descriptions and explications provided evidence of a shared ideology inherent in both concepts via “way of being”. The findings suggested that mindfulness cultivates, harmonises and deepens essential therapist qualities in PC therapy. This review article could supply a rationale for significant inferences in the implementation of meditation-inspired activities in the practical preparation of trainee therapists as well as optimising proficiency and refinement in professional practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: therapist, person-centred (pc) approach, meditation, mindfulness
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42325

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