Five Fundamental Principles of Psychotherapy
- Each person has intrinsic value, and is worthy of love, respect and opportunities for personal growth and fulfilment. Psychotherapy attempts to provide conditions where these opportunities can be developed.
- The pursuit of authentic personal wisdom alongside psychological, emotional and spiritual freedom require self knowledge and insight. Psychotherapy provides a special situation wherein these qualities can be fostered and developed.
- Psychotherapy is mindfulness in action – a mindful enquiry into your own states of mind and being – that is both rigorous, dynamic and peaceful.
- Your past, including both your personal past and the history of your family and culture, does not have to determine your future, but if you do not have a method with which to apprehend it, you will continue to be driven, at times, by aspects of yourself that you do not fully understand.
- Social change can be effected by individuals who become harmonious and balanced in their own lives – and who do not create chaos and conflict.