When a patient shows resistance, the therapist should be a model of resiliency to help transform rigidity into flexibility, pessimism into optimism, and being stuck on the problem into enthusiasm for a solution. Resiliency is the ability to get up after a fall, transform difficulties into challenges and become stronger through pain.
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Consuelo Casula, Lic Psych, is a psychologist and a psychotherapist with a private practice in Milan, Italy, and a trainer for hypnosis and psychotherapy. She is in the Board of Directors of SII, President-Elect of ESH and Secretary/treasurer of ISH. She writes books on communication skills, leading groups, creating metaphors, resilience, and women's development.