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Becoming Naturally Therapeutic: A Return to the True Essence

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Rachel Sloan

on 14 November 2013

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Transcript of Becoming Naturally Therapeutic: A Return to the True Essence

Therapeutic Qualities
Confrontation
"occurs when there is an observed discrepancy between (a) what clients are saying and your perception of what they are experiencing; (b) what they are saying and what you heard them say earlier; and (c) what they are saying to you this moment and their actions in everyday life"
Empathy
"the quality that enables us to perceive another's experience and then to communicate that perception back to the individual"
Becoming Naturally Therapeutic: A Return to the True Essence of Healing
By Jacquelyn Small

How do we become more naturally therapeutic?
Identify our relational tendencies that are toxic
Develop more therapeutic qualities like...
Self-Actualization
"not merely a trait or characteristic--it is a description of the whole person in process, encompassing all the other nine personal characteristics" described previously
Presented by Heather Cole and Rachel Sloan
Empathy- "the quality that enables us to perceive another's experience and then to communicate that perception back to the individual"
Genuineness- "the characteristic that allows us to be freely ourselves...out outer words and behavior match our inner feelings"
Respect- "communicating to others our sincere belief that they...possess the inherent strength and capacity to make it in life"
Self-Disclosure- "the act of sharing our feelings, attitudes, and experiences with someone in the effort to help that person"
Warmth- "manifested mainly through nonverbal communication with the person seeking help. Smiles, touching, and other natural responses to the humanness of the one in pain"
Confrontation- "occurs when there is an observed discrepancy between (a) what clients are saying and your perception of what they are experiencing; (b) what they are saying and what you heard them say earlier; and (c) what they are saying to you this moment and their actions in everyday life"
Self-Actualization- "not merely a trait or characteristic--it is a description of the whole person in process, encompassing all the other nine personal characteristics" described previously
Empathy
Genuineness
Respect
Self-Disclosure
Warmth
Immediacy
Concreteness
Confrontation
Potency
Self-Actualization
Now What?
Genuineness
Concreteness
"the characteristic that allows us to be freely ourselves...out outer words and behavior match our inner feelings"
"the act of keeping communications specific"
Our Toxic Tendencies
Preacher
Judge
Teacher
Savior
Immediacy- the quality that "takes the emphasis off the
contents
of the sharer's problems...and places them on the
process
going on in the moment between the helper and the one seeking help"
Concreteness- "the act of keeping communications specific"
Potency- "a measure of our charisma or magnetic character"
Giving non-judgmental feedback
Being present with the client
Responding with true emotion
Honesty with the client
Pointing out gossip and generalizations
Remaining in control of the session
Counselor Conditions
Client Conditions
Acceptance of yourself, strengths and weaknesses
Acceptance of the client as a human being
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