“Polarity Counseling” Overview
The goal of Polarity Therapy assessment is to figure out where to establish initial contact and what process
might be most supportive; it is not about trying to determine what is “wrong” but rather how to get in sync with clients through recognition of their strategies for managing life experience.
Be gentle and gradual, in
keeping with a natural process. Healing happens in the
present more than the past;
of conditions, excavating of
past events, creating
symbolic interpretations.Having awareness is curative. Emphasize client self-responsibility
Polarity counseling* techniques are relaxed and open exploration that involves your own discovery with gentle unfolding. I hold a sacred space that allows your own inner awareness to blossom, while developing your own self-awareness, and assist you in self-observation.
I will help you discover your ability to be present with yourself & witness your own body's emotions & thoughts, sensations - skills that can be cultivated.
As you strengthen & deepen your ability to be present and intimate within yourself, you will be building the foundation for creating & experiencing intimacy with others.
Polarity Therapists have -
Skills of Being
Centering & Grounding
Neutral, non-judgmental, non-pathological attitude
Avoid “better than” or “less than” thinking
Stillness in self, freedom to witness both internal and external phenomena.
Skills of Relationship
Presence & Contact, proximity is not too close or too far
Wide perspective viewing, not tunnel vision
Compassionate; not enmeshing or abandoning
Skills of Listening
Listening generally, Detecting subtle movements
Letting client “feel heard;” “I See You”
Skills of Recognition
Relating to Health via Primary Respiration, Breath of Life, Stillness
“Remote viewing” of tissues, patterns, zones, segments, movements
Differentiating layers of the system: bone, soft tissue, organs, fluids, energy
Identifying Three Principles and Five Elements in action Skills of Conversation
Verbal & non-verbal posing questions & receiving responses via tissue gestures
Appreciation of whatever is present; “catch the client doing something right”
Follow expressions to fullness and suggest “wait”