Technically, of course, all the questions are your client’s questions. But you know they aren’t, really. They are all of our questions. And we ask them through our dialogue. The client becomes the other and together we are interlocutors of spirit, fear, history, and anticipation.
I am offering a group for therapists and those in related fields who would like to explore the questions that arise for them in the context of this work of psychotherapy. This is not a supervision group, although it will have great value in clarifying your relation to your clients or patients. Our inquiry will center on our own reactions, counter transferences in the language of Freud, projections, and the areas of our lives of which we are less aware. We will also look at an unarticulated agendas that may have crept into our work, and upon examination decide whether or not to affirm or alter that agenda. It can be helpful to see what has grown up uninvited within us, and to seek rejuvenation by reconnecting to our original inspiration. This inspiration may have changed, died, or need rebirth in a new form.
My technique is to offer a safe space and gentle guidance, recognizing that each person has extensive experience him or herself in this multi-faceted profession. I work to help the individual discover the true voice of his or her own inner teacher, and distinguish that voice from the multiple other voices that we all carry or absorb. By being more deeply conscious of the source of our reactions, we can attain the freedom to act by choice and not out of unknown attitudes.
Tentatively, the group will meet every other week beginning on Tuesday, November 5th (after you vote!) at 7:00. The fee is $30/ session and I am asking for a 7 week commitment. If you pay for the seven at the time of the first session, your fee will be $180 instead of $210. If the group works out well, and we all "gel" we will have the option to continue the group beyond the initial 7 sessions.
I invite you to call with questions or email me as you prefer.