The shadow of a smile in the midst of tears, a momentary crinkle of the eyes in the wake of anger—hints of vitality such as these can be powerful clues to essential truths that clients may be totally unaware of.
According to Diana Fosha—a presenter at Networker Symposium 2014—our work as therapists begins with “catching” the incongruity, mirroring it to the client, and embarking on an exploration of what it’s about.
In this quick video clip from one of our webcast series, Diana uses an example from her own practice of how this tactic can bring to light feelings and experiences the client may not be conscious of.
Diana Fosha, Ph.D., is the developer of AEDP, director of the AEDP Institute, author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change, and coeditor of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice.
Networker Symposium 2014
March 20-23 in Washington, DC