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Common Pitfalls

The Dramatic Arc

Neuroscientist Paul Zak explains about the dramatic arc. When we share psychosensory processes such as the Havening Techniques with clients we can move out of using the dramatic arc. It is useful to know about the dramatic arc so you can avoid  using it in sessions.

Using Fear-Inducing Metaphors

Advances in modern biology enable us to share more truthful information with clients. For example, people do have 'weeds', 'wounds', 'disconnected parts', 'inner children', 'darts' or  'trauma' in their brains. Often clients fear the idea of an unconscious mind that they cannot control


think that their autonomic or somatosensory responses are uncontrThey do have receptors which they created to help them thrive more effectively. 

Focusing Entirely on Looking for Trauma

Our aim is to help the client thrive. Finding balance is part of that and balancing sessions is important. It's all too easy to start to be focused on one aspect, I call this wearing 'Trauma Goggles'. Make sure to look through some Rose-coloured spectacles too and use Outcome,  Role, Hopeful, Ifformational and Affirmational Havening Techniques and fun working memory activities. 

Dominant Idea

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