Dialogue For Spiritual Healing
Receiver plays the role of the person responsible for the spiritually wounding (or the role of a representative of the wounding group). Sender plays self.
Receiver: "What was it like being with us?
Sender: Begins by responding with global memories, becoming more specific as dialogue continues.
Receiver: Mirrors what has been said. Two questions are permitted: 1. "Did I get it?" and 2. "Is there more?"
Sender: Continues to explain the hurts until he/she is finished.
Receiver: What was the worst hurt? (allow a response) How did you feel (if not included in response)? How do you think that affects you today?
Sender: Responds to questions.
Receiver: What was beneficial or what was helpful? What was the best? How does your experience help today?
Receiver: What did you need from me? Mirror and say, "I want you to have that." Summarize - validate Empathize
Stephen Willis M.MFT