Mary Goulding (1995) demonstrates with three volunteer clients. The first is disturbed because his mother did not spend much time with him during childhood. Next Dave is concerned about his distant relationship with his son. The third, Diane describes problems with her mother who is now a widow and overly critical. Goulding explains her work.
Using experiential methods promotes adaptive states in clients. Experiential methods can be the center point of therapy.
1. Describe the process of “signifying.”
2. Describe how to use “signifying” strategically.
Problems/Symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing. A generative state can allow that transformation to be realized.
1. Demonstrate how symptoms can become solutions under proper conditions.
2. Describe how a creative state can unfold from a client's unique processes and patterns.