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Part 4 BODYMIND PROCESSING SKILLS 25 hours minimum
This class may be taught by an authorized JSD teacher, if qualified, or a psychotherapist. Its purpose is to increase comfort with feelings and images which may arise during sessions.
Objectives: participants learn to:
Empathy: Active listening. Body Focusing techniques. Conscious and unconscious levels of communication, and the power of words.
Communication skills: including, congruence; avoiding labels; replacing "should-shouldn't" with "I messages" and use of the suggestive form.
Accepting: encouraging and following the release process.
Understanding the therapeutic relationship: transference and counter-transference (projection).
Implications of touch.
Ethics: emphasizing confidentiality and refraining from sex with clients.
Required Class Materials: The Joy of Feeling: Bodymind Acupressure, Š 1987 by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden (Japan Publications).
Evaluation Method: Attendance; demonstrate skills.
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