When therapy goes wrong, it’s typically because we’ve entered our clients’ trance, joining them in their myopic misery. Once there, our job is to break the spell, broaden the vision, and open ourselves to possibilities outside the tunnel.
A therapist uses a Hollywood analogy to help a client learn an important lesson about distinguishing behavior from identity.
Often clients come to therapy to resolve ambivalence or because they can’t make up their minds. But sometimes, the problem is that they’re too certain about things they should be uncertain about.
Noticing a client’s nonverbal shifts isn’t enough. You must know what these shifts mean.
Brain Science and Clinical Breakthroughs
Is it Them or Us?
Therapists were doing helpful work long before neuroscience made its official debut and the field developed a collective case of “brain fever.” In fact, at this stage of its development, neuroscience may be irrelevant to what needs to happen in therapy.
Learn a powerful, rapid, gentle way to work with clients’ primary sensory experiences and help them recover from common clinical problems based on underlying trauma without needing to know anything about the content of the trauma.