chapter  22
Pacing the Sessions
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Most of us who work with clients’ trauma and pain narratives understand the need to properly pace the sessions. We toggle back and forth between the activation and the deactivation of our clients’ sympathetic systems, keeping the work manageable by avoiding emotional and cognitive flooding. So too should we consciously pace the rhythm and type of sessions we schedule throughout our workday. Appropriate pacing enables us to regroup and reground in between clients and helps us maintain a sense of balance throughout the week.