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Where Do You Want to Take Your Clients?

Courtney Armstrong on Approaching Sessions from a New Angle

Rich Simon

The natural instinct for most therapists is to try to connect with clients, making them feel heard and understood as they share their deepest problems and emotions. But what if we approached the healing process from a different angle?

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The Adult Attachment Interview & How it Changed Attachment Research History

How the Adult Attachment Interview Became the 'Most Important Development in Attachment Research'

Mary Sykes Wylie and Lynn Turner

When attachment theory was blossoming, it didn’t provide an accompanying toolbox of tactics and techniques, though it did offer a new therapeutic attitude, justifying deep, soul-felt work, which offered a genuinely new beginning towards treatment for adult attachment disorder.

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The Inevitability of Challenging Clients

Janina Fisher on Seeing the Cracks in the Foundation

Rich Simon

After working as a therapist for a number of years, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking there's no case that's too difficult for you to handle. But, inevitably, we all eventually face a client who challenges us.

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Understanding Somatic Experience: Working With the Body to Heal the Mind

How Can Therapists Overcome Fears About the Body with Clients Who Struggle to Heal from Painful Somatic Experiences?

Mary Sykes Wylie

It’s the very fact that both emotion and reasoning ability are held hostage by their body’s continuing physical reaction to trauma that makes healing so hard for trauma survivors, no matter how much cognitive “insight” they have into their suffering.

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How a Traumatic Memory Can Feed Anxiety

When Treating Some Forms of Anxiety, Reenacting a Traumatic Memory May Be the Key

Bruce Ecker

The coherence that underlies panic and severe anxiety disorder has a neurobiologically distinct form: flashbacks of unresolved, unconscious traumatic memory.

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The ACE Studies: Calculating the Effects of Child Abuse

How the Effects of Child Abuse Have Become the Biggest Public Health Issue in America

Mary Sykes Wylie

Since the publication of DSM-IV in 1994, a massive body of neurobiological research has accumulated, revealing how protracted childhood abuse and neglect can cause pervasive, devastating, and lasting biological and psychological harm.

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Using Corrective Experiences in Attachment-Based Therapy

Diane Poole Heller on Bringing the Concrete to the Abstract

Rich Simon

One of the more unique challenges of working with clients who have attachment-based issues is the lack on concrete goals in their treatment.

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Understanding Trauma and the Cycle of Growth

Mary Jo Barrett on Discovering How Clients Learn

Rich Simon

Clients may experience and respond to trauma in any number of ways, so the first step to determining how to best help them work through their trauma is to understand their growth cycle.

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How To Follow Clients’ Subtle Clues To Deep Healing Places

Diana Fosha Shares an Example from Her Own Work

Rich Simon

The shadow of a smile in the midst of tears, a momentary crinkle of the eyes in the wake of anger—hints of vitality such as these can be powerful clues to essential truths that a client may be totally unaware of.

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