001: The Importance of Spontaneity

Ask me a question I can say yes to!

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In this first podcast I look at the issue of spontaneity and its critical importance in Somatic Experiencing sessions.

I take on 3 main ideas in this 20 minute episode:

  • To start with we don’t want profundity. We want brevity. Anything to get things started with a “back and forth” between us and our clients.
  • Increased spontaneity is a key element to successful SE sessions and decreased spontaneity is a critical piece of feedback that says “Practitioner change what you’re doing!”
  • Asking people questions they can say “Yes” to makes things move forward (and more spontaneous). That’s far better than asking questions that will very likely return a “No.”