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Therapeutic Resistance

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Resistance is a natural part of the process because a fragile ego feels as though it has to protect itself from the truth because it is anxiety provoking and many people feel as though they will simply fall apart, go crazy, or never stop crying. That type of resistance is a good challenge and forging your way through it with a trusting client is the cornerstone of therapeutic progress. Is this true and why?

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I think that this is true due to the fact that many clients have a fragile ego or a fear of the truth that increases their resistance to the therapeutic process that reveals the truth ...

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This response describes the resistance to the therapeutic process that many clients provide, due to their fear facing the truth.