CAUTION: This episode includes several strong curse words.
Identifying, naming and explicating a client’s experience is rarely as effective in Somatic Experiencing sessions as is joining in a more empathic, visceral and reflective (i.e. mirroring) way. Of course there are times for clarifying what you know about a client’s experience and describing its values. Yet, nothing moves a felt sense experience forward like having the right amount of emotional reflection infused in the room.
That’s why, on occasion, we need to be willing to curse in our sessions.