Author: Will Schutz
Encounter is a method of relating based on openness and honesty, self- awareness, self-responsibility, awareness of the body, attention to feelings,and an emphasis on the here-and-now. It usually occurs in a group setting. Encounter is therapy insofar as it focuses on removing blocks to better functioning. Encounter is education, recreation, and religion in that it attempts to create conditions leading to the most satisfying use of personal capacities.