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‘Tis the Season of Projective Identification – Fa la lah!

‘Tis the Season of Projective Identification – Fa la lah!

The Holiday Seasons can make people who embrace solitude switch into feeling miserable loneliness. Object Relations psychodynamic theory may shed some light on this socially-related unconscious process.

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Absorbing People’s Emotions

Absorbing People’s Emotions

As human beings we absorb other people's emotions without realising it. Psychodynamic therapists make use of this phenomenon to assist clients address issues that they have brought into counselling.

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Telling the Client what they Don’t want to Hear

Telling the Client what they Don’t want to Hear

When I listen to a client tell their story, I'm not just listening to the words. I'm also listening to my internal responses: to how my emotions are reacting, to if my body is responding. I'm "listening" to how everything that is me is receiving the client's story. As a psychodynamic counsellor, I'm paying attention to my counter-transference.

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