When clients have a low threshold for tolerating difficult emotions, their lives can become extremely limited.
Instead of working through the challenges that can lead to new opportunities, they may choose to stay with the relative “safety” of what they know – even if it’s dysfunctional.
So in the video below, Bonnie Goldstein, PhD, walks you through the mind-body approach she used with a client who was facing just this kind of situation.
Have a look.
Part of equipping clients take on new experiences is giving them strategies to tolerate discomfort and distress.
So if you would like to find out how the top experts in the field (like Peter Levine, PhD; Janina Fisher, PhD; Ron Siegel, PsyD, Shelly Harrell, PhD; and more) help clients build a greater tolerance for emotional distress, click here.
Now we’d like to hear your thoughts. How do you work with clients who are stuck or held back by a low tolerance for difficult emotions? Please let us know in the comments below.