Assessing Body Language, Voice, and More to Explore Clients' Inner States
By Rob Fisher - In therapy, it's important to notice the storyteller, not just the story. As therapists, we can notice and attend to outward signs of internal experience. The client may be looking down, squirming in her seat, or being very still, for instance. Each of these is an indicator of an internal experience as well as a set of beliefs and models of the world that underlie a client's behavior.
Dancing with the Unconscious
Sometimes conversation isn’t the best way to communicate with clients. There are times when therapists must go beyond the words.
Bringing Body-Centered Experience into Your Work
Therapy can too easily become reduced to two talking heads, spinning out tales. But treatment can be intensified and enlivened by tapping into our immediate, body-centered experience. Here are some guidelines for making that happen in the consulting room.