It is the journey that is important, not the destination. The journey IS the destination.

Never leave a client in the belief that if she just sits through enough hours of processing then she will somehow be better. If she can just finish her processing program then she will be alright, but until then she is screwed up. Nope, that is not how it works.

The gains and benefits from processing are in what is happening along the way. The end points are insignificant. They are simply the times when we need to pick something else to work on. All the results are found in what is happening while the processing is going on.

If the client is worrying about "when the actual processing starts" or is fantasizing about "how great it will be when she is done with her program", then she simply isn't getting it. It isn't working. The processing is what is happening WHILE you are doing it. It is seeing things in new ways, it is changing one's mind, it is finding new options and choices.

A client might from some previous subject, or from somebody "selling" processing have gotten the idea that processing is a THING or a substance. If that is the case, we need to change her mind about that as quickly as possible. She isn't really there with you if she is continuously waiting for this THING to happen to her.

Processing is what the client is doing while she is working with you. Or when she is working with herself, for that matter. If she is thinking about when it will happen, she isn't doing it.

Help people to experience and enjoy the journey itself.


- Find some examples of journeys that are destinations in themselves.

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