In the words of some of our members:
"Rogers discovered some things that worked, then I began my own self discovery at that point when I read them. The fun of it is to discover the richness of the Person Centered Approach as it applies in my life. I see it as a beacon and guide that enables me to express myself authentically, to develop a deeper understanding of others, of who and where they are."
"I feel very able to be who I really am - that I can say anything, that I am being who I really am. It is a place with others where I can also hear who they are, not in a judging mode. Treasuring and being with myself and others is a valuable and important experience."
"This is what encounter is all about. It is a space where I can feel peaceful, secure, comfortable. It is flowing - I don’t have to hold back – I can be and fully express who I am at any moment. I can be who I am, an experience that is very freeing—I am OK. It calls out the best in me—I am expressing the best that I am, and so are others. I can see and appreciate others in their full beauty and richness—this is why people took drugs in the ‘60’s."
"This is something that happens when we are together, and is different than when I am by myself."
"The flame is not static, not frozen, it is a living, on-going, evolving thing. I am concerned with keeping the fire burning, alive. I am trying to start a fire, a big fire. It’s all about transformation - individual, societal - while not taking away from other people who are trying to keep the fire burning in their own way."
"We are expanding, living, developing it daily in our lives—it is not encased, fixed - its significance lies in how we use and apply it daily. It, and our knowledge and practice of it, is continually growing, evolving, transforming—a living approach."
"I want to be alive now – that is important, it’s not about what I leave behind. This is the flame, the fire. I want to be—that is more than just being myself."
"I get to discover, to go on my discovery path. I disarm myself enough to become aware of my experiencing body, mind, and soul. I learn something new about my life-world, I/ it are new."