Making Contact with the Human Experience

 
Mary Duhig (2005) described the role of supporter in mental health as an experience that encounters common humanity. She notes, ‘Psychotherapy is an ethical enterprise… a work of love, for it must be open to the value of any other person … someone with whom we share a common humanity’.  Mary goes on to suggest the goal of our work is to ‘discover what is a good life within the parameters of a person’s life’.  She is inviting us to be deeply connected to the human within ourselves and the other with whom we are seeking to be in a human-to-human relationship.  

 
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