Show, don’t tell.
It’s a common technique practiced by most successful teachers and writers – and one we practitioners use as well.
When it comes to helping patients zero in on what’s preventing them from truly healing, getting them to a place where they can see it (and even feel it) for themselves can sometimes have more impact than just talking about it.
Pat Ogden, PhD adapts mindfulness exercises for her patients to reveal the obstacles that might be slowing progress to healing. She describes one example in this short (3:02 min) video below.
Hearing about effective exercises like the one Pat details in the video can give us a great starting point for mapping out techniques to try in our own work.
For more practical examples of how mindfulness can take us beyond conversation to transform the way we treat trauma, click here.
Have you ever created a mindfulness exercise for any of your patients? Please tell us about it below.