• Lorie Dechar

    June 1, 2022 at 7:57 am

    Bravo! Babbie, it’s such a big leap to trust that there is something bigger than our own limited capacity to “have the answers” that is present with us in the treatment room. Of course, that “something bigger” doesn’t eradicate the importance of all our years of study, hard work, inner cultivation etc. as we slowly slip, slide and hiccup our way towards some kind of mastery. Rather, it is an opening to an additional, very different kind of knowing as we accept our entanglement with the wisdom of the larger world and learn to trust the tao as a real and ever-present background support. The willingness to be curious and open to the process that is unfolding in the patient before us rather than imposing our own ideas and techniques on the treatment process is what ultimately enlivens the magic that is implicit in the field of the therapeutic relationship.

    This, for me, is the ongoing edgy excitement of the work and why, after almost forty years of clinical exploration in the treatment room, I keep coming back for more!