The most important aspect of a therapeutic relationship, and an essential ingredient in holistic healing is Attunement. But, how is it actually defined?
According to Carl Rogers
Rogers, considered the father of Humanistic Psychology, stated to be “attuned” requires three qualities. 1. It is important that we demonstrate Congruence, or being real and genuine with a client. 2. A therapist shows unconditional positive regard, providing a caring and nonjudgmental space for the client to process. And, finally, 3. we offer accurate and empathetic understanding – we see the world through the client’s eyes, while feeling total acceptance.