1. The therapist creates a possibility sphere in which the group members can feel safe to explore their conscious and unconscious emotional and physical states

2. The therapist communicates basic hope and trust

3. The therapist is comfortable with leadership in a quiet way

4. The therapist is comfortable with the range of emotions in the group and the emotions expressed in the PBSP exercises

5. The therapist pays attention to ‘pre-exercise stuff’ like motivation, contract, group issues and transference

6. The therapist is able to observe the body and to communicate these observations therapeutically

7. The therapist proves to have basic knowledge of PBSP

Instruction to the exercise

8. The instruction for the exercise is correct and complete

9. The instruction is convincing and stimulating

10. The instruction gives clear goals

11. The instruction gives clear role and task definitions

12. The therapist helps the clients to link the instruction of the exercise to future therapeutic or structure work

Guiding the Exercise

13. Guiding the exercise the therapist pays attention to technical aspects, like formation of a circle or precise accommodation

14. The therapist gives attention to the individual group members without losing contact with the group as a whole

15. The therapist does not permit negative outcome or negative reconstructions

16. During the sharing the therapist listens attentively and communicates

respect and awareness about what the clients report

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