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By consciously working with your breath and becoming aware of how you breathe, you can influence the parasympathetic nervous system and change your HRV. This alters brain wave activities, and changes the chemical structure and even the neural structure of your brain. When you have pain and stress, your breathing tends to be shallow. It's a response that many people are unaware of--small sips of air throughout the day. In the overwhelming majority of instances, even where the counseling experience is felt by the client to be unsuccessful, he is not more upset by his problems because of the failure. This is so primarily because of the lack of any pressure in the relationship; The client tends to draw back from those topics which are too dangerous or upsetting to face. A consideration of these elements leads to the conclusion that client-centered therapy is very widely applicable -- that indeed in one sense it is applicable to all people. An atmosphere of acceptance and respect, of deep understanding, is a good climate for personal growth, and as such applies to our children, our colleagues, our students, as well as to our clients, whether these be normal, neurotic, or psychotic. This does not mean that it will cure every psychological condition, and indeed the concept of cure is quite foreign to the approach we have been considering. With some types of individuals hospital care may be necessary, or with others some type of drug therapy may be necessary, and a variety of medical aids may be utilized in psychosomatic conditions. Yet a psychological climate which the individual can use for deeper self-understanding, for a reorganization of self in the direction of more realistic integration, for the development of more comfortable and mature ways of behaving -- this is not an opportunity which is of use for some groups and not for others. It would appear rather to be a point of view which might in basic ways be applicable to all individuals, even though it might not resolve all the problems or provide all the help which a particular individual needs. SUGGESTED READINGS We are creating a new plan, and it may be a little messy in the beginning. The final word is plan, as in a spending plan. First, you created a list of your heart's connections and longings; However you do not have a plan on how to integrate the two--yet. Whatever emotions and body sensations you have right now are real. Experience them without judgment.

Acknowledge the judgmental thoughts of your Rational Current, the ones that may sound like Well, you have never been able to do this before; Thank your thoughts for showing up and release them with love. These are patterns to be loved and released as you move forward on the River of Gold. Choose a new expansive and uplifting thought and hold it in place. When you take small breaths, you are overusing your neck and shoulder muscles in order to get enough oxygen to survive. The conundrum is that this unconscious, shallow, upper-chest breathing creates a stress response. Dr Herbert Benson at Harvard Medical School developed a relaxation response to reduce shallow breathing due to pain or stress. The foundation of this technique is deep, slow breathing. A 2012 study on breathing and pain perception, published in Pain Medicine , found that this type of breathing reduced negative feelings, including tension, anger, and depression, as well as pain. Both acute pain and chronic pain can be treated with a variety of breathing techniques. The Key to Survival Breathing is part of a larger chain reaction within your body that helps you to integrate all of your systems. As you can imagine, without breath, there is no life. Your brain is very interested in living, so it will dismiss anything in your body that keeps it from sustaining life. In considering further the question of transference, the reader will doubtless wish to investigate other viewpoints. A modern psychoanalytic concept of transference may be found either in the article by French on The Transference Phenomenon (4, article 5), or in the article by Horney on The Concept of Transference (89, article 9). For another therapeutic point of view which, like client-centered therapy, regards the relationship as important but sees no special significance in transference attitudes, see Allen (5, especially article 3) and Taft (209). On the issue of diagnosis, two very different points of view are expressed in Thorne (215) and Patterson (143). There is little that is definitive on the applicability of client-centered or any other form of therapy. Since this article concludes the presentation of the major features of client-centered therapy as used with individual adults, it may be appropriate at this point to refer to the criticisms of this orientation.

Of the published criticisms the most extensive is a symposium edited by Thorne and Carter (217) in which a number of writers give their critical evaluations of this point of view. PART II The Application of Client-Centered Therapy By ELAINE DORFMAN, M. Client-centered play therapy did not spring into being fully formed. Infuse that new thought with your love and gratitude. Remember to log in your Travel Log whatever flow challenges arise from your various currents. Creating a spending plan for the future begins with looking at what you are doing now. Right now I don't care why you spent the money, and I hope you will give up asking the why question for now. The deeper reasons will surface on their own as you continue to look at your life script and patterns. Instead, focus on whether you want to continue your life and your spending patterns without including your creative dreams. Take some time to notice how your body and emotions respond to giving up your dreams. Remember to enter your responses in your Travel Log. I ask you to consider living without your dreams so you can become aware of all of your body's responses. Now you realize how important your dreams really are to you! That means if you're breathing in a shallow way that doesn't provide enough oxygen to your brain, the brain might shut down some of the organs that are taking some of the oxygen. That might mean more tension in your muscles, or that some of the vessels that bring blood flow to your organs will also get squeezed so that the brain can get enough oxygen. This squeezing can be incredibly painful, especially in the nerves. When you take a breath in your lungs, this is called inspiration. The diaphragm drops down, making the chest cavity a little bigger, as your muscles pull your ribs up and out of the way, letting air fill up the all the microscopic air sacs called alveoli. In the lungs, this oxygen hops onto your red blood cells to be delivered to the capillaries, veins, and heart, and then moves into the systemic arteries that deliver it throughout your body.

Breathing is unique because it's both conscious and unconscious. The ability to control breath is located in the brain and is affected by emotions, thoughts, and even the structure of the body. You can use mindfulness to manage your pain. How often have you heard somebody tell you to take a big, deep breath when you have pain? Many of the assumptions and procedures of the client-centered play therapist are derivatives of those of other orientations. It is to the brief consideration of some of these that we now turn. ORIGINS OF PLAY THERAPY Play therapy appears to have arisen from attempts to apply psychoanalytic therapy to children. As in adult analyses, an important aim of the Freudian therapy was the bringing to consciousness of repressed experiences, together with the reliving of the accompanying affects in the more antiseptic relationship with the therapist. A basic method for effecting this outcome in adults was that of free association. Thus, a serious problem arose when it was discovered that young children refused to free-associate. In her early report, Anna Freud (63) stated that a small child might occasionally be induced to free-associate briefly, in order to please an analyst of whom he was fond. The material thus produced was, however, insufficient as a basic source for interpretation. For this reason, and because of a belief that children did not form a transference neurosis, Anna Freud modified the classical analytic technique. Don't leave home without them. Now you can include dreams in your new spending plan--and the streamlining of your money patterns will flow from focusing on what you love. Here are some interesting questions to ponder as you review your prior spending patterns: Does buying a particular item serve you? Does it move you toward your dreams? Who are you if you no longer spend your money on this item?

Do you love this person? Do you love your vehicle? Do you get up every day willing to attend to this career? Do you enjoy this expense more than you want your creative dreams? Did it help? The science says that it probably did. Best through the Nose Ancient yogis and researchers all agree that breathing through the nose has tremendous benefits for the body. This is one function of the body that you can consciously choose to control. The nose filters the air that we breathe, making sure particles are trapped in the cilia that line the nostrils, and safely allowing the moistened, temperature-controlled air to enter the lungs. When the filtered air enters your lungs, oxygen is pumped into your bloodstream and circulated through all of your organs and vessels. Then the oxygen gets exchanged for carbon dioxide, which is a waste material from the body, and this is what you exhale. When poor breathing has become a habit, the muscles that lift your ribs and expand your lungs become weak, causing your lung capacity to shrink. Breathing through your nose allows you to take deeper breaths into the lower lungs. As part of a campaign to win over a child, she sometimes played with him. For example, she reports a case (63, pp. Her stated aim was to show him that she was an interesting and powerful person, whom he might well desire as an ally. In this way, she hoped to gain access to the child's secrets. Thus, it appears that her early use of play was not central in the therapy, but was considered rather as a preliminary to the real work of analysis. It was a technique to produce a positive emotional attachment to the analyst, and thus to make possible the actual therapy.