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The Healing Power of Crying

...And Why Calming Your Client Can Actually Backfire

Jeffrey Von Glahn • 7/22/2018

By Jeffrey Von Glahn - Many clinicians are unaware of the difference between clients' therapeutic crying and situations in which clients are forced to deal with an overwhelming incident. Just a minute or two of deep therapeutic crying can bring about profound changes. And facilitating therapeutic crying isn’t complicated. Most of the time, the less the therapist does, the better.

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In Praise of Therapeutic Crying

Therapy’s Best Kept Secret

Jeffrey Von Glahn • 5/1/2012

Too many therapists today confuse the healing release of tears with the helpless despair triggered by reliving traumatizing memories in therapy.

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The Healing Power of Crying

...And Why Calming Your Client Can Actually Backfire

Jeffrey Von Glahn • 7/22/2018

By Jeffrey Von Glahn - Many clinicians are unaware of the difference between clients' therapeutic crying and situations in which clients are forced to deal with an overwhelming incident. Just a minute or two of deep therapeutic crying can bring about profound changes. And facilitating therapeutic crying isn’t complicated. Most of the time, the less the therapist does, the better.

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In Praise of Therapeutic Crying

Therapy’s Best Kept Secret

Jeffrey Von Glahn • 5/1/2012

Too many therapists today confuse the healing release of tears with the helpless despair triggered by reliving traumatizing memories in therapy.

Magazine Article
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Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, learned about the healing power of crying when a client asked for ongoing open-ended sessions, allowing the healing process to unfold in accordance with its own mechanisms. The book Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant resulted from their work together.