Online Zoom Forum: Carl Rogers:
The Spiritual Vision in his Life and Work.
Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023.
Time: 7pm-9pm (UK time).
Format: There will be four talks, each of 10 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion among the speakers, the chair, and the audience, followed by Q & A.
Bio: Phyllida Anam-Áire, a former Irish nun, as well as grandmother and therapist, who trained with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., has worked extensively with the sick and dying.
Also a songwriter, she has taught Celtic Gutha or Caoineadh, Irish songs or sounds of mourning/keening.
The author of A Celtic Book of Dying, Celtic Consciousness in Contemporary Living, Let Love Heal, and now in the process of writing two more books to be published in 2024.
Phyllida lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Title: ‘Truth’ and Spiritual Opening in Carl Rogers.
Description: A commonly held view is that Carl Rogers rejected Christianity in his youth and found a different kind of spirituality in old age. My own perspective is that Rogers’ whole life was a spiritual journey characterised by a relentless search for ‘truth’.
This presentation will consider how Rogers’ early experience in China as one of ten students chosen to represent the US at the World Student Christian Federation Conference and his many years’ experience as an academic researcher may relate in ways that are not generally understood to his late-life opening to a ‘mystical, spiritual dimension’.
Bio: Judy Moore was trained in the person-centred approach in the late 1980s before becoming a trainer on the Diploma in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK. She later became Director of the UEA Counselling Service and Director of the University’s Centre for Counselling Studies. More recently, she has been engaged in an evolving project to investigate anomalies within the person-centred approach by studying the original client-centred theory, particularly in the light of the work of Eugene Gendlin. She has contributed to and co-edited (with Nikolaos Kypriotakis) two volumes of Senses of Focusing (Eurasia Publications, 2021). Among her most recent contribution to the literature is a chapter on ‘Spirituality and Transcendence’ in the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Person-Centred Therapy (ed. Susan Stephen et al., Palgrave Macmillan, in press). She lives and works in private practice in Norwich, UK.
Title: The Gift We Are Thirsting For.
Description: An exploration of the relationship between the Carl Rogers Person–Centred Core Conditions of Psychological contact, growth and change, the actualising tendency and Dadirri, an Indigenous Australian experience which taps into the ‘deep spring inside us’, and connects us through deep listening.
Dr Sara Trevelyan:
Title: A Personal Experience of the Person Centred Approach.
Description: Carl Rogers was a gentle giant whose vision transformed the therapeutic approach, but his legacy includes a paradox caused by an understandable resistance at the time of his life to acknowledging the therapeutic importance of spirituality. I will share a little about my personal experience of the gifts which I received, as well as the challenges which arose due to this limitation in his work.
Bio: Dr Sara Trevelyan originally trained as a psychiatrist but left the profession after my much publicised marriage to Jimmy Boyle, a life sentence prisoner. Seeking to find a new way forward for my career I trained in the Person Centred Approach in the 80s.I have worked as a person centred therapist for many years and this approach has continued to provide the basis for all of my therapeutic, energy healing and spiritual counselling work. Indeed I would say that it informs my approach to life and all of my relationships with others.
An archive recording will be made for the EICSP archive.
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