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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.
When we trust ourselves to follow the signals of life that the patient emits in seemingly casual conversation, we increase our chances of stepping outside the confines of our theoretical models to enjoy an unexpected encounter.
A new breed of therapist believes that, rather than biting their lips when they see clients display their obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors, it’s disrespectful not to say to them what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.