Actively Intervening as Counselor

There is a critical difference in modality between permissiveness and support only, and being an active antagonist of the pattern on behalf of the client. It is usually better to increase the amount of attention and resource first before resorting to any directions or manipulations of the pattern. However, once the pattern has been clearly exposed, and if the client’s resources are insufficient, then the active, sharp intervention of the counselor is useful and is a qualitatively different activity.

Harvey Jackins*
From a letter written in 1975

*Harvey Jackins was the founder and first International Reference Person of the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

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