Being Authentic

Being Authentic As therapists we are our own best instrument (Polster & Polster, 1994). No matter what our modality, we are taught about the importance of establishing a working alliance, and building relationships with clients which are based on being real and authentic. Being authentic is a decision, a commitment to the other. Bringing our…

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Committing to “Yes And…”

In applied improv, as in therapy “Yes And…” is an openness to the other person’s world view, and a willingness to build, work on or contribute to it. In relational therapy we know that the quality of our relational contact with clients plays a significant role in how our clients experience therapy as helpful or…

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Listening With Your Whole Being

Listening With Your Whole Being Listening with our whole being is a therapist Super Power! Listening like this consciously with awareness is the gift and art of living with the client moment by unfolding moment in the here and now. Bringing yourself fully into the act of listening includes but is different from ‘active empathic…

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