Understanding the role holistic or gestalt principles play in the practice of AAIT will help us explore what we mean by consciousness in “Resolving reactivity reveals higher states of CONSCIOUSNESS.”
Being in a long term relationship to me means being willing to spend years and if we are lucky, decades learning to love one person AND teaching them to love us.
We all know that value of being able to assume another person’s point of view. But do we REALLY know the cost of NOT being able to assume another’s POV? We are now seeing the cost escalate at our southern borders. We will all suffer for this horror.
The core truths around which Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT) is built are principles I have experienced first-hand in my OWN life. I have witnessed evidence of them in the lives of my clients, and the reports from other AAIT practitioners and trainees coupled with reports from their clients.
After a weekend of rest, reflection and time with family, I’m ready to get back to it — these last few weeks before the holidays always feel like a sweet wind-down to me. This year, celebrating the graduation of the 2017 AAIT Fellowship Training Group and I’m a bit ahead of the curve in planning my next year’s calendar.
In the AAIT Immersive Learning Group, we’ve been talking about the role of collaborative agreement in AAIT. A foundational component of AAIT is the commitment to collaborative agreement. I thought I’d share a bit of that discussion with you.
There are two aspects to collaborative agreement. The first is the awareness of with whom we are collaborating; the real self of
“I’m so much more of who I am and so much less of who I think I should be.” This is the news that greeted me when talking with a client recently. This kind of news lights me up as a therapist. It makes oh so clear how valuable our work is. Do you know how valuable your work is?
I’ve read lots of articles recently about being with family in such a highly charged political environment. As healing arts professionals, most of us have worked long and hard on developing our skills in listening, setting boundaries and standing in what’s true for us without bashing the “other.” Nonetheless, it can be challenging, the best thing I’ve read so far on this topic was …