The Constricted Body: Helping Clients Turn Around Shame, Self-Blame and Resistance
Ann Weiser Cornell, founder of Focusing Resources!
Ann is well-known in the Focusing world for her attention to the language that facilitates Focusing, applying Focusing to difficult areas such as addiction, depression, action blocks, self-criticism, and unfulfilled desire.
She is the author of two books on Focusing: her bestseller, “The Power of Focusing” and “The Radical Acceptance of Everything”.
In this webinar we will engage the following questions:
List the signals that let us know that body constriction is coming from shame, self-blame, or resistance
Show how to help a client move into an inner witnessing state of self-compassion
Discuss methods for facilitating a client to turn toward a body constriction with curiosity
Describe the kinds of relief and release that are possible through this Focusing process
Ann Weiser Cornell is the author of two books on Focusing: her bestseller The Power of Focusing, and The Radical Acceptance of Everything. Ann and her co-creation with Barbara McGavin of Treasure Maps to the Soul, a body of work applying Focusing to difficult areas such as addiction, depression, action blocks, self-criticism, and unfulfilled desire. Ann’s newest book on Focusing-oriented therapy is, Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.
Do you have clients who seem mired in the same old emotional habits session after session? They keep telling the same stories, using the same labels and categories for what happened and what it all means – over and over.
You long to help them connect with a sense of fresh life energy and forward movement – but how? Or perhaps you are working in fresh ways somatically – but your clients’ thinking and verbalization don’t seem to catch up.