WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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chotherapy practice using guided imagery. Clients begin each session by talking about an issue in their professional or personal lives. After they relax through breathing exercises, Harrison puts on a recording, usu- ally a classical piece. "As they experience the music, images, memories, and feelings come through," she says. "People become aware of what's going on in their unconscious." Harrison helps them navigate their inner world and make sense of their emotions. For Kynvi, the case of the retired officer didn't start out as psychotherapy. When it came to his own life, he had little to say. But when it came to music, he rhapsodized about the popular standards of his younger days. Early on, Kynvi sang the Sinatra hit "Fly Me to the Moon," accompanying herself on guitar. "He looked at me with big alligator tears leaking out of his eyes," she recalls. "He said, 'That was my song with my wife, and I've never heard a more beautiful version.'" That's not surprising, considering that he was in effect the co-arranger. "I was playing it according to what his facial expression was doing," Kynvi says. If he would request a song she didn't know, Kynvi would be sure to learn it by the next visit. "You become reliable, trustworthy," she says. At the initial sessions, a daughter was present. But on one occasion she couldn't make it, and that's when the breakthrough occurred. 103 w i n t e r 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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