When a deeply troubled client begins a first session by shifting erratically through different mood states and periodically going numb, many therapists recognize—with a certain sense of dread—that they may be working with a borderline client. Read more
Most of us have been trained—at least in part—to appeal to the cognitive mind of our clients.
But, according to Courtney Armstrong— who trains mental health professionals in creative techniques for healing trauma—that’s taking the long way round. Why? Read more
Centering is a somatic practice for getting below everyday language to access the heart of what brings a client to therapy.
Trance expert Stephen Gilligan, the author of The Legacy of Milton H. Erickson, has developed a method he calls Generative Coaching to achieve resonance in the consulting room and open up the creativity of both client and therapist. Read more
What do you need?
It’s a simple question, but not for someone who’s depressed. That’s why asking, with genuine curiosity, can be the beginning of a healing process for clients whose depression is fed by the sense that everything happens to them and that they have absolutely no control. Read more
Have you ever felt professionally stumped by a client’s resistance or by issues that you’ve never encountered before? And have you wondered where to go for ideas about next steps? Read more