It’s Good to Discharge Thoroughly

The counselor needs to remember all about counseling theory—have it all available. . . . One piece of theory is that it’s good to discharge thoroughly.

That’s so simple. But how many counselors forget that and eagerly settle for the client stopping discharge: “Whew, well, we got a little off. Shall we quit?” And the client always says, “Yeah, yeah.” Inside, their “thought” was, “I almost felt this extreme discomfort. Let’s quit. I’m used to having barbed wire around my mouth and a bear trap on each foot. I just want to get home and rest.” The client can’t usually tell you that they really want to keep going.

Harvey Jackins

From pages 136 to 137 of “Efficient
Counseling,” in Start Over Every Morning


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