Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Didn't learn it in school

Posted by gardenergirl on April 17, 2005, at 2:34:25

In reply to Re: And here's what he said on this subject Susan47, posted by Dinah on April 16, 2005, at 19:43:11

For a T to be able to emotionally hold, I tend to think it is one of those things that you have to already have, at least in part, in your character...like empathy. I have heard some say that empathy can be taught. I tend to disagree. I think someone can be taught to make empathic statements or reactions, but you can't teach a feeling. I think it needs to be there, at least a smidgeon, or it's not authentic. I do think someone's capacity for empathy can be developed, though.

So with emotional holding, I think it's the same. I think a T might have a capacity for it or not, and if they do, they can develop that capacity. I like the energy flow idea. I can tell you that I have been emotionally held by my T (and kicked in the gut last week, but that is another tale). And I have felt as if I were emotinally holding my clients at times. If I indeed was, it's a meaningful and powerful feeling for the T as well.

gg

 

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:gardenergirl thread:481668
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/psycho/20050409/msgs/485359.html