Objašnjenje načina rada u tjelesnoj terapiji kako ju primjenjuje John Waterston

The word 'relational' refers to this specific model of body psychotherapy as it works within the immediate relationship between the therapist and the client. In other words, the transference, or particular dynamic which is created becomes the vehicle for the therapeutic transformational process. 

In terms of theoretical perspective, we work within psychoanalytic methodology in addition to the particular contributions of BP. This will differentiate our BP from others which do not focus so much on the re-creation of the early scenario within the current, here and now therapeutic relationship. Our BP is not something which is 'done to' the client, it is not technical in that sense. 

So, how the client is being with me, what kind of relationship they create with me, in response to me here and now, is both the vehicle and the ground for assessment, formulation, diagnosis and intervention. In this sense, it can be described as a 'relational' therapy, rather than an expert/client therapy (perhaps what psychologists are more used to).

For example - if a client tells me about a dream they had, I will consider the 'interpretation' as part of a more usual psychological intervention but, as a relational psychotherapy, I will also ask - 'why is the client telling me this dream at this time?, what are they trying to create between us by telling me this dream?, and how do the answers to these kind of questions illuminate the client's story. Further, I would engage the client in this kind of dialogue, transparently and openly.

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