Honor your client’s process and pace. If you’re holding a healing space for someone’s most ingrained, painful internal knot, one they’ve carried around for years, it may take many sessions for the healing to come to completion.

Deep-seated physical and emotional tensions can take time to resolve. It is not your job to judge the unfolding or pace of another person’s healing, but rather to be present for the healing that can happen in the moment. If you try to resolve an issue in one session that has many layers and has built up over years, you will most likely end up feeling exhausted and depleted, and your client will feel pushed or won’t be able to fully integrate the work you have done. Do what you can now and let the rest go.

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, C.M.T., C.S.T.-D., creator of the training and audio series Healing from the Core: A Journey Home to Ourselves, has taught CranioSacral/Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release for more than 20 years. Information on her workshops can be found, and a free DVD about the curriculum ordered, at www.healingfromthecore.com or www.Upledger.com.

Read her new blog at /massage-blog/presence-matters/.

Copyright 2008, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana. Used by permission.