6 Ideas for Working with Resistance

Resistance can be a very difficult issue in the therapeutic relationship. It can end therapy prematurely, and negatively affect the communication between you and your client.

So, how do we deal with this?

Well according to Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, and several other colleagues, this resistance serves a purpose – and might actually be a good thing.

These six ideas can give you new ways of looking at resistance, and new strategies for working through it. I hope you’ll find these insights useful.

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