Unbeknownst to most clients, psychotherapy remains governed by many theories and boundary ‘rules’, the actual purpose of which may be to protect the therapist from his or her own anxiety . In this short piece, an existential therapist uses Focusing to attempt to remain open to the difficult experience of being with a dying client. Through this example of his work in an acute hospital setting, Greg suggests that Focusing can be a crucial aspect of redefining therapy as a human relationship rather than an expert one….
Focusing as Therapy for the Therapist
- Post published:8 August 2015
Tags: Existential Therapy, Experiential Listening, Experiential-existential therapy, Focusing, Focusing Oriented Therapy, Focusing Training, Greg Madison, London Focusing Institute