Sharon Stanley, PhD’s video interview is live on Trauma Therapist | 2.0.
I love Sharon Stanley.
Do you know that feeling you get when you’re either talking to someone or doing something and it just feels perfect?
You feel like, Yes, this is it, and you’re doing exactly what you should be doing.
That’s what I felt like a few week’s ago during this video interview with Sharon Stanley.
I invited Sharon to do a video interview for my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.
Sharon is an educator and psychotherapist, and in her amazing book, Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma, she talks about the importance for therapists of becoming, and being, somatically embodied and aware.
She also lays out the process of cultivating such qualities, and and the significance of this for working with those who’ve been impacted by trauma.
The part that so intrigues me here, is this aspect of the development of the worker–the therapist, or counselor, etc..
Yes, becoming educated and proficient in specific interventions is crucial.
But the level of awareness of the worker invites one (demands, even?) that they get in touch with their: self-trust, level of self-awareness, fears, issues, beliefs, trauma, and their past.
And the list of course, goes on and on.
What’s interesting however, is the degree to which these qualities, and this process, overlaps with simply becoming a better, kinder, more self-aware, human being.
This topic–becoming a better human being–has become much more important to me recently.
I mean, not that I wasn’t concerned about it before!
But, now that my kiddos (2 and 9 years old) are growing and growing…
And that I’m continuing to endeavor to be the best husband to my wife as I can…
And that both of my parents are no longer around….
And maybe too, that I’ve recently gone full time with my work here at The Trauma Therapist Project.…
With all that circling around me, I realize and feel that, well, I’ve got to step up.
All this to say that I love Sharon Stanley and what she stands for and how she speaks about the process of working with those who’ve been affected by trauma.
This. Is. What. I. Want. Trauma Therapist | 2.0. To. Be. About!
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