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Jen Perry’s Heartful Approach to Helping

“I have a deep respect for my clients who are the experts on themselves and their lives. Together we build partnerships to find solutions that will work, relying on the client’s knowledge of themselves and my background experience in psychology and mindfulness. This partnership is the heart of therapy, teaching, and coaching. There is a metaphor that I like a lot about the helping relationship that arises from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: My client and I are climbing our separate mountains.  From my vantage point, I can see where the nearest footholds and handholds are for my client; they have to do the climbing, but I have some distance and can help by seeing where they may be successful.”

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