nondirective


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nondirective

(nŏn′dĭ-rĕk′tĭv, -dī-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a psychotherapeutic or counseling technique in which the therapist takes an unobtrusive role in order to encourage free expression and problem resolution by the client or patient.
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Nondirective meditation led to higher activity than during rest in the part of the brain dedicated to processing self-related thoughts and feelings.
In a mediation, I usually start with a broad, nondirective question because it gives the respondent enormous latitude as to what they want to say.
Nondirective coaching is powerful when people have what they need inside them already.
For example, does the situation call for a directive, a cooperative, or a nondirective communication style?
The unsurprising finding was that relaxation training, nondirective support groups, and similar non-specific interventions had a non-negligible therapeutic effect (compared to a wait list condition) that needs to be taken into consideration when designing or evaluating trials about the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
The other type may be called nondirective meditation, where the person who is meditating effortlessly focuses on his or her breathing or on a meditation sound, but beyond that the mind is allowed to wander as it pleases.
We will offer clear distinctions between when to teach, when to process, and when to engage in nondirective coaching.
Feder's discussions with clinicians about the ways attitudes toward normalizing surgery have (or have not) changed since the Consensus Statement are particularly revealing, explaining both the persistence of these surgeries and the ethical limitations of value-neutral or nondirective counseling.
Exploring support structures and assurance of nondirective support in decision-making are essential.
The second part of the article develops a nondirective analysis of co-creation in the field of photography using our fieldwork as the foundation.