U is for Unconditional

see me as I am
not as you want me to be–
then, I with you speak…

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According to Wikipedia,

Unconditional Positive Regard, a term popularly believed to have been coined by the humanist Carl Rogers, is basic acceptance and support of a person regardless of what the person says or does.   Rogers believes that unconditional positive regard is essential to healthy development.  People who have not been exposed to it may come to see themselves in the negative ways that others have made them feel.  Through providing unconditional positive regard, humanist therapists seek to help their clients accept and take responsibility for themselves. Humanist psychologists believe that by showing the client unconditional positive regard and acceptance, the therapist is providing the best possible conditions for personal growth to the client.”

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Carl Rogers Quote

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About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

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