Getting Better at Getting People Better
Release Date:15 Oct 2014

Getting Better at Getting People Better

Creating Successful Therapeutic Relationships

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

What is it that really gets people better? With practical information on how to support clients' healing processes, this book helps practitioners across a wide range of physical and medical therapies, as well as psychotherapists, to improve their practice and get better at what they do.

Getting to the core of true healing, Noah Karrasch explores the essentials of effective practice that apply across all healing modalities and expands on a four step formula based on these essentials: caring about patrons, providing a safe setting, communicating with clients, and encouraging their participation in their own healing. The book also discusses the practitioner's self-understanding and self-healing work as a vital part of becoming a better provider of health and healing, and Karrasch presents a model of communication focused on recognising which of four centers (head, heart, gut, or groin) both practitioners and their clients operate from to strengthen ties between healing partners.

Revealing the fundamentals of effective practice drawn from a wide range of therapies, this book provides practical advice, as well as points of reflection, for all those seeking to deepen their therapeutic practice.

What an invigorating read! I can't tell you what a joy it is to see questions that have rumbled around silently inside me for years be addressed so clearly in this book. Questions that go to the heart of healing-what is it all really about? Why are we drawn to go into healing work-and how can we honestly explore our own motivations? – Colleen Loehr, M.D., psychiatrist, Fulton (MO) State Hospital
I have had the great fortune of experiencing Rolfing with Noah. His insights into the core of our problems offer the essence for healing at all levels. – C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., President, Holos Energy Medicine Education, founder of the American Holistic Medicine Association and author of 30 books on health issues
Noah Karrasch is an advanced certified Rolfer and licensed massage therapist, and holds a teaching degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He teaches CORE bodywork skills throughout the midwest and also works regularly in East London. Noah is the author of Meet Your Body: CORE Bodywork and Rolfing Tools to Release Bodymindcore Trauma and Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release, both published by Singing Dragon. He lives and works in Springfield, Missouri.
Prologue. 1. The Basic Question: Am I Safe? 2. Why are We Sick? Alone, Afraid, Anxious; Demoralized or Dead. 3. Science vs Intuition. 4. Which Model of Healing? Any Model! 5. What Gets People Better? Caring; Creating Safety; Communicating; Cooperating. 6. Resolve or Release? 7. Physician, Heal Thyself: Embodiment. 8. Survival: Safety in All Its Forms. 9. Satisfaction Safety. 10. Self-Esteem Safety. 11. Purpose Safety. 12. Clarity Safety. 13. The Holy Whole Helper: Next Layer.
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