printscreen image of a Twitter post by BTC with her links to the Yalom interview
printscreen image of a Twitter post by BTC with her links to the Yalom interview

Note No.5


In this note you can read ours

notion of  internalizing a therapists’

(“voice” of) meta – interest / curiosity

(see our webpage on meta-…)

as the toughest yet most valuable outcome

of any therapy, “being confirmed”

(in this interview) by such a psychotherapy

authority as Irvin D. Yalom

So if only we can inculcate in the patient this passion (  = emotion, comment by S.)

for curiosity;

to fertilize this curiosity about themselves.

When people don’t have any curiosity about themselves

that is always a bad sign.

I keep trying to figure out ways to induce curiosity, even if

it’s by saying to them:

“how come I’m so much more curious about you

than you are about yourself?”

Source: http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-therapy/200903/seven-questions-irvin-yalom

Meta-source: http://www.google.com/notebook/public/15007374035221757547/BDQgkQgoQyaHQ7_gj


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