Visualization is a powerful tool but it is only one step in a larger process of demonstration. The process begins with programming, which consists of four separate stages.
Often clients arrive not knowing why they are unhappy or disturbed. All they know is that they are unhappy, and they give a wealth of rationalisations to explain it.
The client needs to know if you have the right kind of strength and will often test you to discover if you are as caring as you should be, and if you are as strong and combative as you should be.
Begin your relationship with the realization that the client you meet in therapy is not fully rational, or fully capable of responding in an adult manner to the demands of the specific frustrating situations.
The best therapists function as sources of support, inspiration, and motivation. The essential ingredients are the therapist’s genuine awareness of, respect for, and willingness to be responsive to the needs of the client. Clients do not enter therapy to be lectured, ignored or controlled; they enter therapy to be understood and assisted in their attempts… [Read More]