"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." - Carl Jung
How can we best help our clients heal the people pleaser within and learn how to think, speak, and act from their authentic selves? We begin by articulating the roots of people pleasing, defining authenticity, differentiating the two different paradigms that “pleasers” and “authentics” live in, and identifying the essential variables that facilitate the development of being authentic in our work with clients.
We can help our clients make this journey to the extent that we are conscious of the people pleaser/authenticity relationship in ourselves. In this Web Conference we will focus on ourselves, our issues, and what we can develop in order to become increasingly effective with our clients. Ultimately we will be concurrently working on ourselves and our clients. For example:
- How many of us want our clients to like us?
- How many of us do not say what we truly feel for fear of losing a client?
- How many of us feel abandoned when a client leaves therapy?
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Attune to our clients’ subtexts;
2) Open to our clients' negative feelings towards us, or in other words hold their negative transference;
3) Increase our awareness of our counter-transference when clients are very angry at us, hate us, leave therapy abruptly, act out their neediness, etc.;
4) Differentiate and Integrate—to hold and differentiate our own “pleaser” and “authentic”, as well as our clients, and then be able to link these differentiated parts. This results in increased integration and well-being for ourselves and our clients.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Lynda Klau, PhD
Lynda Klau, PhD has worked with teams, organizations, individuals, and couples for over two decades as a coach, an integrative psycho-spiritual therapist, and a holistic business strategist. Dr. Klau is a published author and public speaker, and she travels internationally conducting workshops and making appearances on various television and radio programs. Dr. Klau is an expert in the development of human possibility and addresses a full spectrum of issues including depression, trauma, anxiety, leadership, female empowerment, finding your passion, manifesting your power, relationship issues, and pursuing your calling in the world.
Dr. Klau serves on the Board of The Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology (GAINS). She has co-hosted a monthly online seminar with Dr. Dan Siegel for professionals in New York City since 2009. She is a member of the faculty of The Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy’s Graduate Program for clinicians and a former tenured Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ramapo College in New Jersey. She has trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and started the company Life Unlimited: The Center for Human Possibility. Dr. Klau's practice is based in New York City, where she lives.
For more information about Dr. Klau, please visit her website at http://DrLyndaKlau.com
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). “GoodTherapy.org" is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.