Helping Clients Rediscover Themselves with the "Felt Sense"
By Ann Weiser Cornell - Clients need to tell their stories, of course. But when the stories manifest habitual categories—ways of labeling and explaining experiences—the process can get stuck. The formation of a felt sense is a breakthrough moment, in which we slow down and form a new bodily awareness of some life situation.
Using Felt Sense to Break the Bad Habit Cycle
We know that not every session needs to bring dramatic change. But then we have sessions that feel like we’re slogging along with lead weights around our feet, getting absolutely nowhere.
Breaking Free of the Habitual
Most clients have automatic habits of thinking, feeling, and verbalizing experiences that imprison them in a world of gray sameness. How do we help them escape? The most immediate way is to ditch your logical analysis and help them experience a felt sense.