The Living Force
nemo said:I don`t know much about therapys (little bit on Analysis and Gestalt) but wonder if certain group therapys couldn`t be utilized to tear down those emotional buffers???
I've done family constellation therapy a few times - back then, it seemed to resolve some past pain, but eventually didn't change much.
The experience I have from group supervision is that it can help to track back programs and help to let repressed emotions come to the surface.
Here however, it's important to have an experienced therapist who makes sure that the person tries to cope with what is coming up. I've seen it many times that in those situations a person tends to fall into self pity and is looking to get fed (like so many times with me, too).
I've come to think of the following:
in order to heal past wounds it's not only necessary to feel them again and understand what exactly happened and what its impact exactly is, but the next step is to then gradually change one's behaviour - a behaviour that before used to induce fear. For example, if one's mechanical behaviour was to block expressing any emotions, one can gradually make efforts to have the courage to allow them to occur, osit.
I still think I still haven't quite understood the whole matter. I'm trying to combine healing techniques and Work techniques, but somehow I can't seem to grok it.