Neuroscientists have recently established that emotion is the prime organizing force shaping how we cope with life’s challenges. Now psychotherapists are beginning to learn how to work with emotion, rather than trying to control it or creating change through purely cognitive or behavioral means.
Resonating with clients’ inner experience is key to being able to work effectively with emotion in therapy. With traumatized and shutdown clients, however, becoming attuned is easy to talk about, but extremely hard to do.
Andrew Weil, Mary Pipher, and Dan Siegel, along with 150 other presenters, not only helped the Networker Symposium celebrate its 35th anniversary, but illuminated a new vision of integrative mental healthcare.
Bestselling author and retired psychotherapist Mary Pipher makes a case for therapists’ having the know-how to become effective social activists---and for why saving the environment isn’t such a lost cause.