Episode 27: A Container of Hope. A Feeling of Home. A Conversation with Margaret Thompson

Are you willing to do hard work? This is the question that therapy clients are ask in one way or another, whether or not they say it in so many words. Compassionate therapists are so ready to answer “Yes!” Even with that willingness to do the hard work of navigating relationships, trauma, attachments, etc. it can take a toll on your confidence. We need to put into practice the skills we learned to help our clients to reflect on our own lives. We need confidence, self-assurance, and hope. 

This week, Margaret Thompson, LCSW journeys with us into the art of being and becoming a couples therapist and traveling through all the feelings of imposter syndrome and doubt. We'll dive deep with us into the skills we all need to navigate trauma and attachment. And then zoom out to see how those skills can change your life.

Margaret wants to give you energy and confidence to put your “Yes” on the table for your client, to walk into the room completely at ease with yourself. We discuss how therapists can be a “container for hope” for their clients. And yet, therapists often go through seasons where they feel depleted. In her wisdom and confidence, Margaret sheds light on the way back to feelings of hope and of home!

Show Highlights: 

  • Using Neuroscience and Attachment Science within couples therapy

  • The impact of early childhood trauma in forming attachments and relationships.

  • Unconscious patterns within our relationships.

  • Skills that therapists can use within their practice to apply Attachment.

  • The work we do with the clients can reflect back on our own relationships.

  • Working with couples where one or both partners are in individual therapy.

  • Consultation groups can help therapists gain confidence through client drop out.

  • How therapists navigate the feelings of imposter syndrome.

  • Mentorship and the creation of self-knowledge


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Margaret also Recommends 

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others by Kristi Hedges


The thing about retreats..... They are containers. Time to get things done in a space that holds us to our purpose. 

Our POBS ReVision Retreat for Therapists is fast approaching, and we promise that we'll hold you in the same way. We'll help you to focus inwards and integrate that project that's been slowly eating away at you. The one you keep promising yourself to make time for...that one. We'll evoke a depth of discussions in a collective healing community and space. I feel that's what too many of us lack. A place we feel we really belong. A place we feel safe to really put ourselves out there and be seen. A place where we can step in or out of the shadows and explore what we see together.  

We'll help you manifest your vision. Help you sow the seeds to bring her to life.  It's going to be a deep gentle dive and soulful rejuvenation that helps integrate your passions and visions with the practical doing and radical self-care. 

So if you haven't already, check out the ReVision Retreat for TherapistsSpace is very, very limited and being snatched up. Use the code "Summer!" for a special POBScast discount!


And finally, a special shout out to this week’s sponsor, MetaFi:

MetaFi is a self-awareness app created by therapists that is available FREE on Android and iOS. It is designed to support mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and body awareness. When you tune in and use MetaFi as a tool, you can re-establish and strengthen the emotional connection between your mind and body. MetaFi helps you increase awareness of how you show up from moment to moment so you can improve your relationships, productivity, creativity, emotional intelligence, and thinking.