nondirective


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non·di·rec·tive

 (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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Most writing center directors and scholars would likely agree that the non-directive/directive binary is no longer useful (Sentell), and that most sessions require a "shuttling back and forth" between directive and nondirective approaches based on the client's needs (Grimm 22).
The other type called nondirective meditation, where you effortlessly focus on your breathing or on a meditation sound, but beyond that the mind is allowed to wander as it pleases.
Pregnancy testing, however, is a core service, and a client who finds she is pregnant is entitled to receive nondirective counseling and referral for all of her options, including prenatal care, adoption and abortion.
Nondirective support is characterized by behaviors or attempts to facilitate rather than to dominate the individual's coping style.
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.
Biased counseling contradicts the ECHR mandate for objective, nondirective abortion information.
Hence, Barbro Aberg's working process is characterized by an ability to work with a nondirective mind, allowing impulses from her deeper intuition to manifest.
Acem meditation is a nondirective form of meditation (Xu et al.
In 13 chapters, mental health specialists from the US and Europe outline directive and nondirective evidence-based play interventions for children, integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques.
Skilled coaches are nondirective when they believe the student is competent, has valuable ideas about what to do and needs a nudge--in the form of questions--to get going.
The report cites a 2013 Health Affairs article entitled "Decision Aids: When 'Nudging' Patients to Make A Particular Choice Is More Ethical Than Balanced, Nondirective Content," which gave this advice on how to get people with prostate cancer to agree not to have costly surgery:
We are stuck in an intellectual stage that still allows for uncritiqued practices and has settled for lore-based mantras over intentional and informed choices: we're nondirective rather than directive, HOCs before LOCs, better writers rather than better papers, required visits are problematic, candy is good.