Remembering When Therapist As a Historian

Mary Jago Krueger

If we possess our why of life we can put up with almost any how.

Nietzsche

MAKING THE UNCONSCIOUS CONSCIOUS

Listening intently to the language of others offers us the opportunity to create images that stimulate the senses (Barlow, Fine, Pollio, & Pollio, 1977). Telling stories of lived moments is a creative opportunity to verbally image a moment in time that can provide a perspective from which a shared experience can elicit visceral responses in the group process. Words have an energy that can ignite the listener; it is the awareness of the storyteller that dictates the power of the words. Words weave into stories. Sharing these stories with the group allows for authentic and meaningful connections among the members (Brunner, 1986; Moustakas, 1994).

As a psychodynamic group psychotherapist with humanistic and existential psychological leanings my role as a facilitator is to work with the group and its members to make conscious material that may not yet be fully conscious, conscious. Conscious awareness allows the clients to take personal responsibility and to make conscious choices. In service of tracking the development of the group as a whole and its members as well as offering gentle process interpretations, I use "group produced" historical material. I will recount a story shared earlier in the life of the group by a group member. This approach not only provides mirroring to the participants, it aids in the grounding of the group and acclimating newer members.

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