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What You're Probably Missing in Therapy

Assessing Body Language, Voice, and More to Explore Clients' Inner States

Rob Fisher • 11/3/2017

By Rob Fisher - In therapy, it's important to notice the storyteller, not just the story. As therapists, we can notice and attend to outward signs of internal experience. The client may be looking down, squirming in her seat, or being very still, for instance. Each of these is an indicator of an internal experience as well as a set of beliefs and models of the world that underlie a client's behavior.

Daily Blog
Copyright:
2/6/2013
Authors:
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
MARIAN SANDMAIER, MA
 
BARBARA GOODRICH-DUNN
 
ROB FISHER, MA, MFT
 
CHRISTINE CALDWELL, PHD
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
Product:
NRC095555

Case Study

Dancing with the Unconscious

Rob Fisher • 6/1/2011

Sometimes conversation isn’t the best way to communicate with clients. There are times when therapists must go beyond the words.

Magazine Article

A Different Kind of Presence

Bringing Body-Centered Experience into Your Work

Rob Fisher • 6/1/2004

Therapy can too easily become reduced to two talking heads, spinning out tales. But treatment can be intensified and enlivened by tapping into our immediate, body-centered experience. Here are some guidelines for making that happen in the consulting room.

Magazine Article
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Copyright:
2/6/2013
Authors:
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
MARIAN SANDMAIER, MA
 
BARBARA GOODRICH-DUNN
 
ROB FISHER, MA, MFT
 
CHRISTINE CALDWELL, PHD
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
Product:
NRC095555
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What You're Probably Missing in Therapy

Assessing Body Language, Voice, and More to Explore Clients' Inner States

Rob Fisher • 11/3/2017

By Rob Fisher - In therapy, it's important to notice the storyteller, not just the story. As therapists, we can notice and attend to outward signs of internal experience. The client may be looking down, squirming in her seat, or being very still, for instance. Each of these is an indicator of an internal experience as well as a set of beliefs and models of the world that underlie a client's behavior.

Daily Blog
Page 1 of 1

Case Study

Dancing with the Unconscious

Rob Fisher • 6/1/2011

Sometimes conversation isn’t the best way to communicate with clients. There are times when therapists must go beyond the words.

Magazine Article

A Different Kind of Presence

Bringing Body-Centered Experience into Your Work

Rob Fisher • 6/1/2004

Therapy can too easily become reduced to two talking heads, spinning out tales. But treatment can be intensified and enlivened by tapping into our immediate, body-centered experience. Here are some guidelines for making that happen in the consulting room.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (2 Items)
Rob Fisher, M.A., M.F.T., a certified Hakomi therapist and trainer, is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University and at the California Institute of Integral Studies, on the faculty of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, and a supervisor for the Shiluv Center in Israel. He's the author of Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples: A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist, along with numerous chapters and articles on the use of mindfulness in therapy.