Awareness as curative

Is there a common thread to all theses (types) of treatment? A common thread to psychoanalytic, cognitive, humanistic, transpersonal? In a very general sense, yes. It is this: awareness in and of itself is curative. Every therapeutic school … attempts, in its own way, to allow consciousness to encounter (or re encounter)facets of experience that were previously alienated, malformed, distorted, or ignored. This is curative for a basic reason: by experiencing these facets fully, consciousness can genuinely acknowledge these elements and thereby let go of them: see them as an object, and thus differentiate from them, de-embed from them, transcend them – and then integrate them into a more encompassing, compassionate embrace. Ken Wilber, 2000, Integral Psychology, p.99

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