Month: February 2017

  • I’m stuck with my patient

    “I’m stuck with my patient. She does not feel her anger in her body. Instead, she becomes anxious in the smooth muscles or cognitive/perceptual disruption (dizzyness and ringing in her ears). When I encourage to her to imagine what she would do with her anger, she can do it for only a few seconds. For…

  • What good is insight? Part five

    If we view the patient as someone to be “figured out”, she has become an object. We have already distanced ourselves from her and have established a pathological relationship: an object with an epistemological conquistador. And we wonder why she might resist? The patient is not someone to be “conquered” or “figured out”. The truth…