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NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy... and How Therapists Can Overcome Them.
 
 

Attachment Issues: Embracing Disowned Parts with Janina Fisher

 

The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy: NP0021 --- Session 5

Discover how to join with self-loathing clients who are so filled with feelings of shame and worthlessness that they find little benefit from the therapeutic relationship. Janina Fisher, who lectures and writes about integrating neuroscience research and body-centered approaches into psychotherapy, guides the viewer on how to help clients heal their attachment issues and gain self-compassion and acceptance.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

 

07.19.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Eileen Mangino 07.22.2012 00:31
    Thank you, Janina for an enlightening and timely conversation. I am a new therapist and found many things you said useful for my work, particularly with a few clients I am treating right now. One is the idea that when we encounter "stuckness," we are dealing with very, very young parts of the client's self, related to cracks in the foundation of attachment. Second, is the idea of gatekeeper parts protecting and defending the adult self from vulnerability, as opposed to "resistance." I love your imagery exercise to connect the vulnerable, abandoned child parts and adult selfs: bringing the child part into the room if the client is willing and getting to know him or her a little, asking where the clint feels a key emotion, and then asking if they would be willing to place their hand on (or around) that place and saying, "I'm here." . I plan to research sensorimotor therapy further and check out the resources you mentioned. Your approach feels so right to me. Thank you for sharing it.
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  • 0 avatar joy clarke 07.22.2012 08:12
    What a delight to watch and listen to! Thank you Rich, and Janina. I've received warm enlivening wisdom from this conversation, and new, tender but true, ways of connecting to the hurt child parts with clients less comfortable with their vulnerability.
    And the light touch of this work feels to me both respectful and effective. Thank you!
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  • Not available avatar Tracy Krause 07.22.2012 16:07
    I have several clients who totally believe their negative thoughts about themselves. Your model and approach for supporting the client in finding compassion and for not getting inducted into the client's system feels appropriate and was very practical. It was also confirming to hear that work with these clients can take time. I, too, appreciated reframing what is often called resistance and recognizing its protective role. A wonderfully helpful presentation!
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  • Not available avatar Andrew Clements 11.09.2012 19:54
    How was the idea of "gatekeepers parts" developed within your model? It is absolutely brilliant!
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