How to get the best from Supervision (therapists)

How to get the best from Supervision (therapists)

Ideas on how to get the best out of supervision Important: Decide before the supervision session what you want to bring.  Sometimes recalling sessions out loud is helpful as long as you are clear why you are doing so and what you want the listener to listen out for....

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Chaos, Reorganisation and Therapy

Chaos, Reorganisation and Therapy

A human being is a complex system and this system is built to evolve. When the system takes in new information it has to re organise at a higher level to accommodate the new information. If the system either refuses to let information in, or resists it once it is in,...

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There is no such thing as resistance

There is no such thing as resistance

Sometimes it may appear that there is resistance to the therapeutic process. When this happens it is the therapist’s responsibility to listen to the ‘part’ of the client that is protecting another ‘part’ from something. Protector parts are highly creative and...

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Working with our “parts”

Working with our “parts”

We all have parts. It seems to be what the human psyche does to balance opposing needs. Needs that include on one side, the threat of death or not existing, madness or abandonment and on the other side being whole, creative and free. A serious dilemma! An example of...

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The instinct to self protect

The instinct to self protect

The instinct to protect 'self' is so strong. This is the biggest delusion there is, that there IS a discreet entity that is protectable. When we feel that we are threatened, we want to build fortresses to protect ourself, we want to fight the threat. The problem of...

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Bow down and thank your defenses!

Bow down and thank your defenses!

In my professional therapy work it is this deep trust and knowing that whatever so called negative emotions or destructive behaviours are present, they are actually the psyche trying to help itself. Even if these ways don't work, and may even be damaging and...

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