´ Unconditional Positive Regard -
November 30, 2017

The psychologist Car Rogers invented a radical new approach: instead of trying to figure out what was true, what the patient was hiding and whether he was getting the full picture, he would just assume from the beginning, that the client was a good person. There was no need to prove anything. Instead the client would get validated for his feelings and was given the space to become a different person. We can borrow this technique and see what happens. Today I want you to assume that every single person you meet is good. If you can’t see the goodness immediately all that means is that it’s hidden from you, not that it’s non-existent. What do you notice that you otherwise wouldn’t have picked up on? How do you feel when treating people that way?

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