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‘You Never Stop Looking at Me’ – Being Present in Therapeutic Spaces

‘You Never Stop Looking at Me’ – Being Present in Therapeutic Spaces

Through moment in time ‘snapshots’ from work with clients, this presentation will focus on the presenter’s experience of his ‘fostering the personal’ approach to therapeutic conversations. It will explore the metaphors of disconnection and connection, absence and presence and their impacts on people who have experienced multiple adverse traumatic childhood – or adult – experiences. The presenter will then reflect on the ways in which a developing sense of connection between the therapist and the client may enable the client to communicate greater self-awareness and deeper levels of knowing. At the same time the presentation also considers how fostering the personal is necessary, but may not be sufficient, in enabling clients to self-explore their connectedness with others and their broader community and society and in turn how this may enable the therapists own self exploration.

Speakers: Michael Voumard