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Emotion in the Consulting Room
How therapists really feel about feelings
CE Credits: 2
By Susan Johnson • Neuroscientists have recently established that emotion is the prime organizing force shaping how we cope with life’s challenges. now psychotherapists are beginning to learn how to work with emotion, rather than trying to control it and create change through purely cognitive or behavioral means.
By Kathryn Rheem • Resonating with clients’ inner experience is key to being able to work effectively with emotion in the therapy room. With traumatized and shutdown clients, however, becoming attuned is easy to talk about, but extremely hard to do.
By Jay Efran and Mitchell Greene • Our understanding of what happens when we weep hasn’t progressed much beyond Freud’s theory of catharsis. however, knowing how our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work can help guide what we do—and don’t do—when clients burst into tears.
By Jeffrey Von Glahn • Too many therapists today confuse the healing release of tears with the helpless despair triggered by reliving traumatizing memories in therapy.
A Four-Day Immersion in Full-Engagement Living • Andrew Weil, Mary Pipher, and Dan Siegel, along with 150 other presenters, not only helped the Networker Symposium celebrate its 35th anniversary, but illuminated a new vision of the integrative mental healthcare of the future.