Friday, July 13, 2012

Methods of Desire: A Clinical Approach

Open every session by asking
the client what they know about desire.
Tell clients that desire is an interesting "animal."
Give them the facts.
Desire uses feet just like clients use their hands.
Desire enjoys insects and eggs and other symptoms.
If you measured desire it would go on forever.

Desire doesn't sleep during the day
because it has a lot of work to do.
Have you ever seen desire with nothing to do?
Probably not recently.

Would you like to keep desire as a pet
in your Brooklyn apartment?
Would you feed it? Walk it? Clean it?

You'll need: markers, scissors, glue,
brown paper lunch bags, glitter, construction paper, ginger,
bus driver, yarn, wind chill, and cotton balls.

Using materials reproduce a decorative
desire fur pattern on paper for each new client.

Skill Pattern Test for clients:
Help each client glue a brown paper lunch bag
to the front of their body.
Fill the bag with random objects during the initial session
every time the client makes a point
that digresses from your empathy.
That will show them.

Encourage clients to create their own looks with the bus driver.
Did I mention the Bus Driver? Well, there should be one in the room
to set up a state of triangularity. Dig?

Place a piece of manilla construction paper
on the client's ribs and do a crayon
rubbing so the outline of the client's ribs appear on the paper.
Hold the paper up to the client's face and say "good desire."

Many clients like to talk about their life --
it will look and sound like this: "blah blah blah."
It is a form of distraction indicating an addiction
to the self. Break it in half.

Though desire cannot be photographed
tell the client that you have a special camera
that is able to capture desire on film.
Take a polaroid photograph of
each client's face and write the word "desire"
beneath it with a bold red marker.

At the end of each session tell the client:
"I have no other gift for you, the receiver.
Now go live your life out there but first
I'll need 100 dollars." This exchange is symbolic.


Desire and that is just not confusing.



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