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The Surprising Intimacy of Phone Sessions

Video Chat Isn’t Necessarily Better

By Daniela Gitlin - I’ve been working remotely since the middle of March. While most of us seem to be using video chat programs such as Zoom, FaceTime, or doxy.me, I find video so inferior to phone contact, I’m not using it at all in my practice. Surprisingly, all my clients have refused the video option too. Here's why.

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My Client Gets Distracted During Teletherapy, Part 2

Five More Clinicians Weigh In

As a single mother of two girls all quarantining in a small apartment, teletherapy sessions have been challenging for Marcia. She’s often distracted or pulled away by the girls. In a follow-up to this popular Quandary, five more therapists offer tips for keeping the work on track during these sessions.

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VIDEO: Peter Levine on Finding Inner Balance with Ourselves and Others

Staying Connected While Separate During Times of Uncertainty

Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing pioneer, shares what it means to stay connected and courageous during the coronavirus pandemic, in this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium.

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What Self-Care Means to Me

Therapists on Boundaries, Outlets, and More

As any therapist will tell you, self-care is an integral part of our work. When we take care of ourselves, we take care of our clients. But what does practicing self-care look like, exactly? Here, three therapists share their own perspectives on self-care, as well as a few tips you might enjoy trying out for yourself.

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The Networker App is FREE for subscribers!

Take Years of Issues Wherever You Go!

The Networker magazine app is available on all your mobile devices! It features current issues, archives of past issues, videos, and blogs!

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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on How Trauma Gets Stored in the Body

What It Can Teach Us About Navigating Covid-Related Stress

Research shows us that trauma is stored in the body. But how does this happen, and why? Here, trauma expert Janina Fisher explains, and shares how this knowledge can help us better understand our stress reactions to the covid-19 pandemic.

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How I Start My First Session

Icebreakers, Alliance-Building, and More

First introductions with clients can be make-or-break moments that influence therapy sessions to come. In a first meeting, how do you break through a client’s tough exterior? Convey concern? Build rapport? Here, three therapists share their guidance.

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Shedding Tears in Video Sessions

Why Have Our Clients Stopped Crying?

By Maggie Mulqueen - I’m not a therapist who judges the value of a session by the presence or absence of tears. But now that we’re a few months into the pandemic and meeting remotely, I’ve realized that, despite being in the midst of what may be the most uncertain time in their lives, my clients are hardly crying at all.

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VIDEO: Esther Perel on Our Shared Trauma

Navigating the "Parallel Process" Covid-19 Has Created

In the midst of covid-19, therapists and clients are sharing many of the same anxieties. As a therapist, how do you talk about it? In this clip from her 2020 Virtual Symposium talk, couples therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel shares how she's handling the anticipatory trauma of this time.

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April Quandary: My Client Gets Distracted During Teletherapy!

Five Clinicians Weigh In

Marcia's therapist has switched to doing teletherapy. But as a single mother of two adolescent girls all quarantining in a small apartment, sessions have been especially challenging for Marcia. She’s often distracted or pulled away to tend to the girls. When she returns to the screen, she’s flustered and unfocused. Here, five therapists offer tips for keeping the work on track during these sessions.

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My New Normal, Part 2

Therapeutic Discoveries in the Time of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted how almost every therapist works nowadays, in ways both expected and unexpected. Although we’re all in this together, no two stories are the same. In this follow-up to our popular blog on therapy in the age of coronavirus, three more therapists share what this new normal looks like for them.

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VIDEO: How Therapists Can Help Anxious Clients During a Pandemic

The Two Key Ingredients

The covid-19 pandemic is causing almost everyone anxiety. But for therapy clients who were already anxious, it's making symptoms much worse. Therapist and author Jonah Paquette shares the two biggest things he's doing to help them.

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Turning Points in Our Therapy Careers

Becoming the Change We Want to See

What is a turning point, exactly? And how do you know when you've reached one in your career as a therapist? Whether it's a devastating illness, or a few simple words spoken by a wise mentor, there's no denying that even small moments can radically shift the way we focus our work. Here, four therapists share stories of personal and career transformations, and the moment that began it all.

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What We Need is Awe

Cultivating Wonder in a Time of Lockdown

By Lauren Dockett - Feelings of awe can have strongly prosocial effects and provide us with an existential and lasting sense of calm. Building our capacity for awe could not only benefit us now in this state of shared crisis, but be a lasting gift of healing through all of life’s challenges. 

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VIDEO: Tara Brach on Finding Possibility in Tough Times

Awakening Radical Loving and Compassion

During the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium, renowned Buddhist teacher and psychologist Tara Brach explained how, even in the midst of the stress, anxiety, and trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can use mindfulness and compassion to undo our primitive, fear-based reactivity, reveal our mutual belonging, and awaken our hearts.

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Living Our Lives as Fully as We Can

The Need for Humor and Self-Care

By Lori Gottlieb - Part of our lives is being a therapist, but it's not the whole thing. Now and looking beyond coronavirus times, how do we make sure we're doing the things we want to do? Are we giving time to our relationships outside therapy? What are we doing about our own passion and dreams?

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My New Normal

How Our Work Has Changed Since Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted how almost every therapist works nowadays, in ways both expected and unexpected. Although we’re all in this together, no two stories are the same. Here, three therapists share what this new normal looks like for them.

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VIDEO: Bessel van der Kolk on Taking Care of Our Mental Health During Coronavirus

What the Research Says about Staying Connected in Times of Crisis

How do you find community in the midst of physical distancing? However you can. In this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium, trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk shares how he's maintaining social connections, offers a few tips, and explains what attachment and trauma research tells us about the importance of staying connected during times of crisis.

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How to Help Our Nervous Systems During a Pandemic

… Finding Ventral Vagal for Our Clients and Ourselves

By Deb Dana - We have a biological need to be in connection with others that’s being challenged right now. Even if we’re staying at home with others—children, a partner, a mammalian pet—our nervous systems are asking to be cared for in a way that we're not used to doing.

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The Mentor Who Changed My Therapy Practice

…And How Two Little Words Changed Everything

By Chris Lyford - While therapeutic skill is the product of years of practice and self-determination, most clinicians need a mentor: someone who takes them under their wing and inspires them to be a better therapist. The five clinicians whose stories you’re about to read all agree on one thing: seeing how their mentors practice left an indelible mark on their personal and professional development that still resonates today.

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Nine Simple Interventions for Depression

…During COVID-19 and All Challenging Times

By Janina Fisher - Given the way our lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic, a lot of our clients will exhibit signs of depression. Here are some simple Sensorimotor Psychotherapy interventions that can help those who are feeling depressed and alone—and that are easily worked into a video session.

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VIDEO: Peter Levine on Healing Trauma

The Key to Holding Space for Our Clients

Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing pioneer, shares a personal story about moving through trauma in this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium. 

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A Technophobic Therapist and COVID-19

United in Uncertainty

By Alicia Muñoz - In the last few weeks, as the specter of contagion has rapidly grown more ominous with each news cycle, an unthinkable professional reality has emerged for therapists, one that favors technophiles over technophobes. I’m a technophobe—through and through—and a therapist.

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March Quandary: Yikes, I’m Attracted to My Client!

Five Clinicians Weigh In

A therapist finds her client attractive and says their conversations sometimes border on flirtatious. She says she'd never act on these feelings, but worries about how it might affect their work together. She's also not sure whether to bring this up, how she might do so, and whether to refer him out. Five clinicians share how they'd handle the situation.

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VIDEO: Attachment Theory in 9 Minutes

Sue Johnson Breaks Down the Core Tenets

Perhaps now more than ever, maintaining strong relationships is crucial to our emotional well-being. In this video clip from the 2020 Virtual Symposium, EFT originator Sue Johnson explains the core tenets of attachment theory.

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