The Real Deal
In psychotherapy, moments of meeting which are deeply felt are the most important ones. Such moments provide the opportunity to be deeply seen and known. In my view, this intimacy is the very heart of psychotherapy.
The actual therapeutic dialogue that takes place is only one layer of connection; the larger part of what happens is nonverbal and implicit. There are a myriad of possible flavors of shared experience, all of which occur within a ‘frame’ of intimacy and presence. But whatever the particular experience, Pooh got it exactly right…. you have to Feel It.
Mindfulness meditation helps us learn to be present with the felt sense of the experience, to expand our awareness of each moment and to open to what is there. Thus, mindfulness helps brings the “implicit relational field” alive in the consulting room.