Making Quick Work of Lasting Change
Some claim that much of psychotherapy is a pseudoscience, promising far more than it can deliver, with lengthy, expensive interventions for the common problems clients present. What if we could quickly bring about lasting therapeutic change by modifying a few, simple unconscious processes?
Upgrading the Software: A One-Session Cure for An Obnoxious Habit
Sometimes there’s no need for a detailed assessment of a client’s entire life history and their family relationships, especially when the desired outcome is changing an automatic habit like nose-picking.
Detoxifying Criticism: How to Help Clients Gain Perspective
An innovative way of working with people who are hypersensitive to criticism.
Voices of Reason: Empowering clients to alter their internal experiences
The case of a young man hearing voices shows how even problems that first appear to be extreme can be resolved by empowering clients to alter subtle aspects of their internal experience.
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Letting Go of Hate: How to help clients change unconscious responses
Many well-intentioned therapists have suggested that their clients just “let go” of hate, as if it were a heavy load that they could simply drop to the ground.
How to Help Learning Stick for Clients * What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Psychotherapy?
Knowledge Doesn’t Replace Clinical Skill
Therapists were doing helpful work long before neuroscience made its official debut and the field developed a collective case of “brain fever.” In fact, at this stage of its development, neuroscience may be irrelevant to what needs to happen in therapy.
7 Questions to Ask When Therapy is Stuck
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.
Therapy’s Nonverbal Dance: Are You in Step with Your Clients?
Noticing a client’s nonverbal shifts isn’t enough. You must know what these shifts mean.
Being Meryl Streep: Learning to Distinguish Behavior from Identity
A therapist uses a Hollywood analogy to help a client learn an important lesson about distinguishing behavior from identity.
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