Compare and contrast the person-centred and mindfulness approaches to understanding and working with fear and sadness. Which of these two approaches do you feel more drawn to and why?
It is known that most people when seeking counselling, usually go because of fear and sadness reasons. Fear and sadness can now be known as a mental health problem. A mental health problem diversify within the worries we all go through in contribution to our everyday life to serious negative psychological long-term conditions. The more we experience these problems the more mental health problems can be gotten over them or learnt to live with them. The reason mental health problems needs to ...view middle of the document...
Prominent Psychologist such as Robert Plutchik,John B. Watson, and Paul Ekman have proposed that there is just a small set of innate , emotions and that fear is one of them. Fear is different from the emotion anxiety, which typically occurs without any certain or immediate external threat. Fear is often associated with the behaviours such as escapism and dodging, where on the other hand anxiety is the outcome of threats which are seen to be uncontrollable or unavoidable.
It is commonly known that fear is usually relates to future events, such as making a bad situation worse, or continuation of a worsened situation that is to much to handle, a situation that is unacceptable to handle for our human nature. More over Fear is also an instantaneous response/reaction to something happening there and then. Everyone has an inherent aptitude response/react to potential danger, which is in fact important to the survival of all species.
Sadness on the other hand like fear is also emotional pain but it is related to and defined by feelings of loss , helplessness disadvantage,, sorrow and despair,. Individuals that experience sadness usually become quiet or unenergized, and isolating themselves from others.
A common indication of Sadness is expressed through crying. Paul Ekman describes Sadness as one of the "six basic emotions" along with happiness, surprise, anger, fear and disgust.Sadness can be viewed as a temporary lowering of mood, whereas depression is more chronic.
The psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers (1902 – 1987) introduced The Person-Centred Approach gained from his work of . During his time he advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time (1940s – 1960s), was considered extremely radical if not revolutionary.Originally described as non-intrusive, this therapy shifted the initial thoughts that the therapy knew it all, but instead it focused the innate inclination (known as the actualising tendency) of human beings to find fulfilment of their own personal potentials. The focus is more on the persons in therapy as opposed to focusing on the thoughts of the psychologist.An vital part of this theory is that in certain psychological environment, the fulfilment of personal prospectives consider sociability, the desire to be with fellow human beings and a inclination to know and be illustrious by other people. Moreover it includes being exposed to experience, being trusting and trustworthy, being inquisitive about the world, being imaginative and compassionate.The ideal psychological conditioning described by Rogers was one where a person felt free from threat, both physically and psychologically. This environment can be accomplished when in a comfortable relationship with persons who are compatible with each other, moreover who the persons was profoundly understanding (empathic), and acceptive.
Person centred approach is long a short term form of therapeutic counselling, which aims to give a for filling...