stu- dents began to understand more deeply than ever before how ingrained the desire is to dis- tance ourselves from illness and psychic distress
“evenly suspended attention”
because often the best, most meaningful clinical work is done when the therapist is in the emptiest, most receptive, most impressionable state
a willingness to be continually open to the emer- gence of the unexpected
If we know too much too soon, we stop listening to the unique essence of our clients’ lives
We all fall along a continuum of mental health and illness, and our place on that continuum is never static.
pathos meaning suffering,
suffering and disharmonies, with which we are able to cope with varying degrees of success at different points in our lives.
if the students do not feel in themselves some of what is being described, then they are keeping themselves too distant, too separate, too apart from the material,
process over time
he first assessment meeting can provide hope to clients
we meet clients where they are
developmental history, strengths and vulner- abilities, social and cultural forces, and biological factors come together
They may offer a tech- nique before understanding the conditions that gave rise to the need for that technique
first feeling authentically heard with an appreciation for the complexities—neurobiological, psychological, social—that inform the presenting issues
keep the work complicated, to avoid the simplification of the suffering at hand
hich ones “speak” more to the client’s struggles and which ones are “pulled forth”
Anxiety symptoms can also be epigenetically transferred down through biological lines, f
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