ABSTRACT

Emotionally literate children have increased resilience to mental health problems. (Mental Health Foundation, 1999).

The basis of humanistic psychology is concerned with the way people function as whole beings that have thoughts and feelings. The original concepts were formulated by psychologists such as Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow and others, but are continually being developed and applied by many workers, some who would not identify themselves with this perspective. The field of humanistic psychology is not a clearly defined one and is characterised particularly by the values to which it holds.