Ted Tucker discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush


What therapy sessions sounds like. And at the end of the session we give them concrete advice that they have one week to try out and they come back and you hear it all in in one episode and we hear what happened after the session and i think that so satisfying because you can learn so much from simply hearing what worked. What didn't And you see people making significant shifts. Maybe they've been stuck for years and they say oh. My gosh i was on the podcast and one session. I did all of these things and it really changed things for me. That was going to be my question. Is how having clients in your office on a regular basis at regular intervals differs between what you do in the advice column or on the podcast so that that makes so much sense. How does that work if someone writes a letter to the column what can they expect right so so in our offices. I think it's a lot about what. I like to call timing and dosage so when somebody is coming in with something what is the timing of when you're going to help them to see something. What are they ready to hear. Because if you come in too early and they have this big wall up because they feel so much shame around it. You're not going to really make any change for them. You're not going to help them see something because they're so again they feel so much shame around. They're not ready to look at it and the other thing is dosage. So what is the right time. But then how much in that session are you going to push them. Because you've gotta push but then how much before it becomes counter-productive so we're always thinking about that. In in the room in a clinical session on the podcast. So there's a column where i responded in writing to people and then there is an and what i really do is help them to see something as i would in the therapy room. I really kinda put it all out there. Here is what. I think you aren't seeing and here. You're blind spots. And here's what i want you to look at but the beauty of the podcast is that it takes it a step further. Which is that we get to see. What those conversations actually sounds like so it's a back and forth. it's an i thou and do it with another therapist guy win. Choose a also a fellow. Ted tucker and also fellow author and what's greatest they get to therapists for the price of one basically which is which is that. If he's pushing i can kind of hold space and the person or i'm pushing. He can do that. So you have these two people working together And i think it makes us move faster because you have both of us so we can move really fast in those sessions. And then you have that piece of you know very satisfying. I think when we go back to story What happened was the end of the story. And i think that then people can say. Oh i can use that advice in my own life. Even if i don't have that exact situation going on that was really helpful. And i can use that in different.

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