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The Therapeutic

The Therapeutic "Aha!"

10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck

Hardcover Published: 27th April 2015
ISBN: 9780393708400
Number Of Pages: 224

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Courtney Armstrong's The Therapeutic "Aha!" explores the thrilling and rare moment when a client reaches an elusive realization, allowing them to make meaningful change. In 10 straightforward strategies, this practical book demonstrates how to shake things up in therapy when a client is stuck or stalled to jumpstart progress. Readers will learn how to spark the "emotional brain"-the part of the brain that houses automatic, unconscious patterns-and create new neural pathways that engage and advance the healing process.Divided into three parts-(1) Awakening a Session, (2) Healing Emotional Wounds, and (3) Activating Experiential Change-the book walks readers through specific techniques for harnessing the emotional brain and re-patterning its routine. Elegant therapeutic insights and coping strategies only go so far; until we intervene with something our emotional brain can understand-a compelling felt experience-old, established neural patterns will persist. The brain-based strategies Armstrong presents include how to enliven the therapeutic alliance; elicit exciting goals; identify the root of an emotional conflict; reverse trauma with memory reconsolidation; invoke inspirational imagery; and use stories, humor, music, poetry, and even mindfulness to induce change.Concise, reader-friendly, and filled with helpful case stories and client-therapist dialogue, this wonderfully accessible book puts a new spin on neuroscience knowledge, showing clinicians exactly how it can be used to make those once-elusive therapeutic breakthroughs more frequent, leading to greater healing for your patients.

"...refreshingly warm and accessible book..." -- Human Givens

ISBN: 9780393708400
ISBN-10: 0393708403
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th April 2015
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.48