Unconditional Positive Regard

One of the key elements in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is the Rogerian practice of Unconditional Positive Regard.  Basically, it’s a way for the therapist to be present to the client that physically and emotionally communicates the message “I am here and present to you.  It’s perfectly OK for you to be yourself without the need to be any different, or to change or to fix anything right now.” Since Rogers’ hey day back when the Gloria Tapes were published in 1963 his person centered therapy has been both widely... Read The Rest →

Gifts of Phoenix Rising: Unconditional Positive Regard

I give Phoenix Rising sessions, offer class series and lead 8-week groups.  I also teach weekly Hatha yoga classes in the ParaYoga tradition and offer private instruction.  I used to think these were separate domains, but the longer I steep in the waters of Phoenix Rising, the more the boundaries blur.  I’m going to use these blog posts as a chance to explore aspects of Phoenix Rising that fertilize all I do as a yoga teacher. “Unconditional positive regard” is a key principle of Phoenix Rising work.  The term was... Read The Rest →