Empathetic Nurturing


Development of the generalized life themes of deprivation/abundance during the first year of life is examined (e.g., "I'll never get enough." "If I love enough I'll be loved."). How one's body posture and expression daily reinforces the felt experience of self-sufficiency is shown. The family messages, body language and adaptive and compensating defenses are examined. How to utilize the E/N strengths and avoid collusion with the limiting E/N themes is discussed in assisting maximal integration. Course Objectives: *Specify Empathetic Nurturing holding patterns and life themes *Bio-spiritually assess the E/N strengths and weaknesses *Delineate treatment goals for clients with strong E/N traits *Learn exercises and interventions specifically for E/N clients