Friday, May 24, 2019

Comments by Cathy H

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  • I am in complete agreement with your way of being and have practiced it for many years. My question is the next steps, after the listening and holding space and witnessing the suffering for weeks, months, even years. I have a few “friends” who revisit repetitive compulsive thought habits and patterns of negative emotions and thoughts leading to misery. Is there a time for challenging these patterns? What have you learned about assisting people who are years down the road from their extreme states yet recreate them in their imagination? I was reading a research article about the necessity of bringing closure to a memory; that when people hear the rest of a tragic story (in research) their outcome is better. Any thoughts?
    Thank you, Cathy