The Art of Holding in Therapy

The Art of Holding in Therapy
Author : Karen Kleiman
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 275
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN 10 : 9781317444978
ISBN 13 : 1317444973
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Holding in Therapy Book Description:

First conceptualized by D.W. Winnicott, holding in this book refers to a therapist’s capacity to respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates an immediate and successful therapeutic alliance. Readers will learn how to contain high levels of agitation, fear, and panic in a way that cultivates trust and the early stages of connectedness. Also addressed through vignettes are personality types that make holding difficult, styles of ineffective holding, and how to modify holding techniques to accommodate the individual woman. A must-read for postpartum professionals, the techniques learned in this book will help clients achieve meaningful and enduring recovery.