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Moving Forward from the World Conference
led by Tim Jackins
February 5

Threats from Nuclear Weapons
led by Julian Weissglass
February 11

Unified Goal on the Climate
led by Diane Shisk
& Janet Kabue
March 4 or 5

Take Time to Notice the Counselor

Notable in almost every session I have had with an owning-class person is the client’s seeming unwillingness to notice the counselor. It is important to spend time on this before moving on to “bigger” issues. One distress that shows up here is about not getting enough attention. I shook for a year in session while noticing my counselors. I still find that being in front of a group is difficult because I “cannot” take in the attention. I can do it rigidly, with panache, but that is the old, old way. It is a profound contradiction for us owning-class folks to fall in love with each other, and for the client to notice the counselor is one step in this process. For me, everything surfaces here: feeling unsafe as client, feelings of hating the counselor, questioning the process, the works!

Stephen Schaefer
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Last modified: 2014-10-06 18:05:05+00