I'm not sure I understand the concerns in this post. I agree that the practice of meditation, by the therapist, helps the therapist to stay open to the client's process, but it seems like your reluctant to teach the client the practice. I agree you will meet resistance, and some or many clients may reject it (therefore don't prescribe) but I find many clients are looking for the mental, physical, spiritual benefits that come from practice. All I can do is suggest, model, teach, support, and refer as I would do in any therapeutic endeavor.
I do not try to get all clients to meditate or practice Tai Chai Chuan. However, in my1 weekly group (8 years duration),
we do begin with meditation or chi kung. Some members do choose to apparently use that time to focus elsewhere(resistance?). Most of these gradually begin to attempt the practice and some have become serious practitioners.
I believe clients seek tx due to unconscious spiritual drives that are related to, but only metaphorically represented by, the presenting problem. They come looking for instruction.
If they gag on true Doctrine, its only natural considering what ther diet has been.
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