Countertransference Revisited - How Mindfulness Can Keep You on Track - Details:
No matter how long we've been practicing, the pull to countertransference is always there as we find our reactions to clients distorted by what their sadness, fear, rage, or aggression triggers in us. In this experiential workshop, we'll explore a "touch-and-go" mindfulness technique to help you regulate your relationship to whatever a client triggers in you. You'll learn how to tune in directly to your own experience of the client ("touch") and then subtly move beyond the experience ("go"), a pendulating back-and-forth that allows you to feel resonance and a strong connection with the client without getting lost. We'll also practice a style of group consultation that lets us better attune to clients' nonverbal, verbal/relationship, and inner experiences as they unfold in therapy.