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What I mean to the other sprins from the connection to myself

ARTICLEMaaike Afschrift - 56–1 (2018)

SUMMARY

This article describes how the experiential psychotherapist is carrying forward the client's process by creating a focusing connection with himself. Based on a fragment from a session with a client, it is explained what happens exactly in the experiential interaction between therapist and client and the terms 'Re-experiencing' (Ikemi, 2017) and 'crossing' from the focusing oriented therapy are introduced as crucial aspects of the therapeutic process. Subsequently, a metaphor describes how the focusing-oriented therapist, through his focusing attitude and by using his own experiencing and his existing as a real person, can bring about a carrying forward interaction for the client. In conclusion, a plea is made for a psycho-ecological approach to our therapeutic work.

KEYWORDS

focusing, focusing-oriented therapy, experiential-existential psychotherapy, Re-experiencing, crossing