Empty Chair Question

Discussion in 'Mental Health and Social Welfare' started by Noro2020, Aug 9, 2017.

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  1. Noro2020


    Aug 9, 2017
    Hi all. I am a little confused about the empty chair technique and possibly techniques in general. My professor told me as I was practicing it, in class with another student, that if I initiate the technique, I was to use it the entire session. This didn't seem correct to me. If it is, is this indicative of all techniques?
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  3. foreverbull


    Sep 8, 2015
    As far as I know, it takes however long it needs to take, and leave time to process the exercise at the end.
    As a side note, 2-chair / empty chair technique should be used with extreme caution due to its potential to bring up very strong emotions/reactions (esp. with a history of trauma), so I hope your professor is training students in it extensively and not superficially. Trainees should not be using such a risky technique without proper training.
    Salvador likes this.

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