Group Discussion Guide: Counseling Against Shame

Lesson 2 — The Flourishing Mind

  1. One of the obstacles to healthy mental functioning is inattentiveness, so one of the jobs of a clinician is to help train patients pay attention to each of various domains of the mind (sensing, imaging, feeling, thinking, behaving).  

    • In your own clinical practice, what are some techniques you employ to help patients sense, image, feel, think, and behave in an integrated fashion (even if you do not use that particular vocabulary)?  

    • As mental health professionals, what are some specific ways we can train clients to be attentive to the various domains of their mental functioning?