What can we learn from Carl Rogers for teaching mindfulness?

August 14, 2016


There are many parallels between mindfulness and the theories and concepts expounded by the humanist psychologist Carl Rogers. While he has much to say about opening to experience in the present moment, for example, reflecting some of the key teachings of mindfulness (and which I will discuss in a future article), my aim here is to focus on some of his educational ideas. I will focus on four concepts that I think are helpful for mindfulness teachers to consider when interacting with participants. These are:


- unconditional positive rega