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Working with Resistance

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  • Date Written/Produced: 4/2011
  • Duration: Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Skill Level: All Skill Levels
With coaching or counselling clients, their resistance can show up as “bracing against” something. But if we push back against their resistance, we miss noticing what they're protecting or embracing. By going into resistance clients build awareness and often shift when they get clear about their underlying needs, and new choices. Some clients don’t shift even after we’ve tried everything. In that case, read on to learn about Frank Farrelly's "provocative therapy".

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