The Client’s Conflict across the Window of Tolerance (2015)

2017-04-07T03:04:13+00:00

This handout is a more comprehensive and complicated version of the client's internal conflict, relating this conflict to the window of tolerance. There is a simpler version which only describes the client's internal conflict as occurring between their 'habitual mode' and their 'emergency'.

 

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The Client’s Conflict between ‘Habitual Mode’ and ‘Emergency’ (2015)

2017-04-07T03:04:08+00:00

This hand-out is a more evolved and updated version of the 1998 hand-out on the client's internal conflict. There is a more comprehensive and complicated version which relates this conflict to the window of tolerance. There are many ways to language and conceptualise the client’s internal conflict [...]

The Main 5 Conflicting Aspects of the Supervisor Role (2015)

2017-04-07T03:04:00+00:00

This handout was put together after supervision teaching session in June 2015, trying to clarify the various tasks and aspects of the supervisor role, which supervisee's expect or project. They are all in various degrees of tension and conflict with each other, and whilst only two of them [...]

Different Paradigms of Embodiment Work in Relation to Character (2014)

2017-04-07T03:03:36+00:00

This handout is a summary of a flip chart for Integration Training (summarising the transcript of my talk on the history and theory of embodiment work). Different types of embodiment of work can be differentiated by how they position themselves in relation to the client's character. Any [...]

How can we Distinguish between Psychotherapy and Counselling? (2014)

2017-04-07T03:03:43+00:00

This handout in response to an interview by Psychotherapy Excellence is an attempt to clarify the question 'What is psychotherapy?' by distinguishing it from other, similar disciplines, like counselling, coaching and psycho-education. In practice, this is impossible, as these disciplines are hopelessly mixed up, after borrowing from each [...]

The 4 Main Countertransference Objects in the Enactment (2014)

2017-04-07T03:03:49+00:00

This handout is a more detailed description of Contact 3 in the '3 Kinds of Contact' - it describes the 4 objects which are all constellated in the countertransference experience during an enactment - the therapist can experience all of them in [...]

Edge of Chaos – Client’s Conflict becomes Therapist’s Conflict (2014)

2017-04-07T03:03:10+00:00

This handout is a summary of a flip chart which I put together on a CPD weekend I was running with Nick Totton. You can find some traces of some earlier handouts, but this is a more comprehensive formulation for the purposes of this topic.

 

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Edge of Chaos Therapist’s Internal Process – Steps (2014)

2017-04-07T03:03:03+00:00

This handout is a summary of a flip chart which I put together on a CPD weekend I was running with Nick Totton. You can find some traces of some earlier handouts, but this is a more comprehensive formulation for the purposes of this topic.

 

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The Essential Relational Conflict Inherent in the Therapeutic Position: Object- versus Subject-Relating (2014)

2017-04-07T03:02:55+00:00

This handout crystallises the essential tension inherent in the therapeutic position, between: 'I-it' object-relating (which can be both deeply healing and deeply wounding) on the one hand, and dialogical 'I-I' subject-relating (which can be both deeply healing and deeply wounding) on the other. The implication is that either [...]

Steps towards Apprehending the Intersubjective Systemic Bodymind Phenomenology of Enactment (2011)

2017-04-07T03:02:50+00:00

This handout is an evolving draft, presenting a sequence of reflective questions and alerts as to where to put my focus of attention when as a therapist I feel caught in an enactment. The starting point is my awareness that the client and I are in a particular [...]

The Relationship between Ego and Sub-Personalities (2009)

2017-04-07T03:02:43+00:00

This handout was produced on the occasion of a CPD weekend for the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in 2009. It is based on the idea that an authentic witness position in relation to a sub-personality requires the ego to have previously explored and allowed both identification and dis-identification [...]

Character Formation (Complex Model) (2008)

2017-04-07T03:02:31+00:00

This handout is the non-dualistic, complex version of character formation, using simple terms from Transactional Analysis, but including the conflicted ego. Rather than seeing the ego exclusively as a repressive, rationalising fortress, homogenous in its defensive functioning, the ego is conceptualised as conflicted, split and fragmented, bringing the [...]

An Integral Perspective on ‘Development’ (2005)

2017-04-07T03:02:16+00:00

This handout is extracted from my chapter 'From humanistic holism via the ‘integrative project’ towards integral-relational Body Psychotherapy'. Written in 2005, it summarises some basic assumptions regarding development, blending Body Psychotherapy and Wilber's evolutionary theories.

 

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Soth – Extended Model of Parallel Process (2005)

2017-04-07T03:02:07+00:00

This handout summarises the way I have extended the model of 'parallel process', so to speak: backwards: into the client's inner world, into the client's bodymind process, and into the client's past relationship scenarios. This extends the well-established version of the 'parallel process' model (as put on the [...]

How the Wound Enters the Therapeutic Relationship (2005)

2017-04-07T03:01:47+00:00

This table is a summary of the 6-and-a-half steps by which we can conceive of the late 19th century medical model frame of therapy having been deconstructed and broken down over the last 100 years. It is a summary of an article published in 'Therapy Today' under the [...]

The 8 Kinds of Relationship to the Symptom (2005, simple)

2017-04-07T03:01:42+00:00

This is the simplified version of a handout prepared for a presentation at a conference for therapists working in primary care, who were interested in bringing an embodied perspective to their patients. Later this became the basis for a regular CPD workshop I was running on 'working with [...]

The 8 Kinds of Relationship to the Symptom (2005)

2017-04-07T03:01:34+00:00

This handout was prepared for a presentation at a conference for therapists working in primary care, who were interested in bringing an embodied perspective to their patients. Later this became the basis for a regular CPD workshop I was running on 'working with illness and psychosomatic symptoms'. The [...]

The Development of the Chiron Approach – Phases, Steps & Revisions (2005, very detailed)

2017-04-07T03:01:27+00:00

This handout summarises all the graphics (plus a few more) which I put together for my chapter of the same title for the book "Contemporary Body Psychotherapy - the Chiron Approach" (edited by Linda Hartley), in which I charted my development over 25 years of studying, working and [...]

The Development of the Chiron Approach – Phases, Steps & Revisions (2005, simple)

2017-04-07T03:01:19+00:00

This hand-out summarises all the graphics (plus a few more) which I put together for my chapter of the same title for the book ""Contemporary Body Psychotherapy - the Chiron Approach"" (edited by Linda Hartley), in which I charted my development over 25 years of studying, working and [...]

The Development of the Chiron Approach – Phases and Quantum Leaps (2005)

2017-04-07T03:01:08+00:00

This handout illustrates and summarises the four main phases of Chiron's development between the early 1980s and 2005, offering some keywords for each.

 

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