As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves. As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.
"As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves." Carl Rogers (1959) believed that humans have one basic motive, that is the tendency to self-actualize - i.e., to fulfill one's potential and achieve the highest level of 'human-beingness' we can.
Because no one else can know how we perceive.
In a few days, I will be starting a person-centered therapy, aka person-centered counseling, client-centered therapy, or, after the guy who invented it, also called Rogerian psychotherapy – zu deutsch: Gesprächstherapie, which is also the name I prefer because it makes it more about talking and less about counseling or psychoanalysing and whatnot. Most definitely makes it sound less intimidating.
It’s been a very, very long time since I had regular meetings with somebody. It’s been in fact so long that my last therapy sessions were still filed under “home visiting family therapy”. Naturally, I am a bit scared as to what to expect now. I suppose, it can only get better though, right? There’s just been too many things piling up, too much emotional baggage and garbage that I have vigorously ignored. However, in the end, there’s only so much running or bouldering or engaging in other time-body-and-mind-consuming tasks one can do to cope before one realizes more drastical measures are required. I’ve long since gotten to that point and alread left it far behind, and I’m honestly just glad the bestest roomie was not around when I hit my low-point because that’s something you don’t want anybody to witness. In order to get to grips with all this, I met up with my sister, who always has the answers to the questions I don’t even have to ask. And yet again, she did here, too, with a little bit of good timing and coincidence playing along. Let’s take a little explanatory detour: Despite casually rocking her master in psychology (you go, girl!), she is also currently enrolled in further training to specialize on person-centered counseling. One requirement is that everybody participating in said further training should suggest someone in need of therapy who is willing to participate and then in return is willing to become a case study.