The quality of Therapeutic Presence which is cultivated in mindfulness practice (either therapist’s practice or client’s) is instrumental in deepening therapeutic intimacy. By relaxing into stillness and focusing attention on the felt sense of the now-moment, the healing potential of the therapeutic encounter is amplified. We may think of such presence as the basic experience of being alive and aware, Together.
Presence facilitates the occurrence of “therapeutic now moments”. In my book (cf https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01N24V17T) , I also call such healing moments “blood moments”, borrowing a metaphor from the Native American ritual in which tribes mixed their blood in a celebration of bonding.
In therapeutic blood moments, new aspects of self come into being.