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SOA13 302 with Mary Jo Barrett and Dick Schwartz

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2 Responses to SOA13 302 with Mary Jo Barrett and Dick Schwartz

  1. joystar says:

    I consider my own movement from a wounded healer to a healed healer, and that of my clients from survivors to empowered, free individuals, as a combination of understanding the suffering that is past and current, regaining energy previously frozen in repressed feelings that it has not been safe to experience and express, and changing the beliefs, feelings and behaviours that are a product of suffering so as to manifest something new, healthy, and functional in going forward. In other words there is an understanding of the processes of protection, resistance, hypervigilance, followed by courage to allow an emotional enema or catharsis, followed by inviting and allowing support and encouragement from others and self, followed by rescripting, reframing, positive self talk, self compassion so as to allow what is new to emerge.

  2. estherwong says:

    I appreciate the emphasis both Mary Jo and **** placed on assessing how safe it is at any point in treatment to approach the “raw trauma material” with a particular client. It is crucial to take into account and address the protective parts of the person’s self as well as the variety of contextual factors which might be continuously contributing to the individual’s vulnerability (including ongoing threats to safety within the family, community, etc.). The way in which **** talked about obtaining permission first from the protective parts of a person before addressing the difficult trauma material particularly resonated with me. Relatedly, I appreciate the manner in which both speakers considered how these elements should inform timing/pacing and (realistic) goals of intervention. Thank you both!

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