I received a letter from a PhD student out of the University of Houston who asked me the following question:
Could you please point to good literature about authentic speech? I have heard you speak about its importance. But I am not really sure how to achieve that, how to tell when I am being authentic. This issue has puzzled me a lot for the last 5 years, but I still do not have a clearer understanding of it. What can you recommend?
First, a book: A Way of Being by Carl Rogers, 1980