WaltFritz wrote:Ah, the phenomenon of seminar unwindings...As you said, there is a group energy that certainly fosters unwinding at seminars.
I was Very Aware of the Group Energy by the lunch break during day 1 of MFR1. Everybody seemed to be in a lot of chaos. And while there were some interesting unwindings I didn't feel the number was excessive. (It is good to remember though, that there is often a number of more advanced MFR therapists in any JFB MFR seminar and these are often the first to volunteer for demonstrations.)
ElIiemare, some sessions for me as a client, are very much about the structural work (JFB MFR), and at other times when I have been enduring a lot of stress, then an unwinding & emotional release may occur. Sometimes my unwindings only take the form of a localized freeze - thaw, other times they are bigger. (Sudden close inspection of carpeting! LOL)
Do I expect an unwinding or emotional release for my clients
experiencing MFR? No. Does it happen sometimes? Sure, even with clients experiencing MFR for the first time though usually not in a overly dramatic way. I do my best to be a calm supportive presence while they work through what they need to work through. If they experience an emotional release, I may suggest that if they are into keeping a journal they might want to try writing in it later. They don't really need to tell me what is going on, KWIM?
WaltFritz wrote:Every therapist finds their comfort zone with unwinding.
Really Walt? I'm still waiting for the comfort zone with unwinding to appear. For myself, and for my clients. LOL
Perhaps it is because of the environment in which I work (spa)... but unwindings and emotional releases don't happen very often for my clients.
When they do, just like when a client falls asleep on my table during a swedish or therapeutic massage... I always consider it an honor and a sign of their trust (that they feel safe).
As I said I try to be calm, supportive, and to just let things "unfold" how they need to for the benefit of the client.
And since clients may seem to fulfill a therapist's expectations as Walt mentioned, I feel this is why a number of JFB MFR therapists are into working with horses to develop their skills.
Elliemare, I hope this has helped you some.