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Learn how Resource Therapy (Emmerson’s Advanced Ego State Therapy) can transform our clients past trauma, build inner strength and create internal peace. We offer Resource Therapy workshops, counseling and consultation to you and the world.

Hello and a very warm welcome to you from the Resource Therapy Institute Australia,  Philipa , Yvette and Chris here. We are committed to bringing Resource Therapy training, workshops, counseling and consultation to you and the world. Whether you are the dedicated therapist in the helping profession or seeking professional personal help.

For the Mental Health Professional

Resource Therapy is a trauma informed brief parts therapy, designed to treat most DSM-5 diagnoses – with easy to learn diagnosis and treatment protocols that allow you your creativity. Click on the About  page for information on Resource Therapy . Ready to train in this exciting approach click here: https://resourcetherapy.com.au/resource-therapy-foundation-training-online-philipa-thornton-sydney/

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The Resource Therapy Institute Australia is the premier provider of training, workshops, education , supervision, research, and consultation for Resource Therapy in Australia and worldwide. If you are a psychologist, social worker, nurse, Clinical Hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, NLP practitioner, mental health nurse, counselor or student therapist you will love learning how Resource Therapy can benefit your clients in finding a sense of inner peace and resolving their issues.

Resource Therapy Training in Sydney with Psychologist Philipa Thornton Vice President of Resource Therapy International the official site for Resource Therapy

Resource Therapy is a trauma informed Parts Therapy, which enables our clients to engage their best Resource States – our internal assets for inner peace.

Our Resources are personality parts which supply us with their unique abilities. Individual to us our Resource States help us to deal with life situations and relationship issues in a satisfying and empowering manner, according to our values and beliefs.

Here I am presenting to the Speakers Institute on Resource Therapy, my personal and professional experience.

For a cute illustration of our Resources here’s a two minute trailer of Disney family movie Inside Out:

Meet Philipa , Chris & Yvette of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia

Chris and Philipa Resource Therapy Trainers
Chris and Philipa Resource Therapy Trainers

Hi there. Philipa here.  My motto is to be of service in helping others in their healing, the underpinning of the Institute. Here’s my credentials- BA Psych (Hons), BA Criminology, Grad. Dip Systemic Couples Therapy, EMDR, Assoc MAPS. Essentially I am a relationship psychologist, a board approved clinical supervisor of psychologists and the Founder and CEO of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia. I am excited to be offering mental health clinicians specialized training opportunities in Resource therapy. After 20  years in the mental health field, my experience in psychology are sought after.  Proudly I have been featured in the Australian Women’s Weekly, Addictions Australia,  A Current Affair, The Project, ABC Radio, Mental Health Conferences and am regularly interviewed on Radio and other media by journalists on relationship and psychological issues. Please contact me via Phone 0434559011 or philipathornton@gmail.com and I will be happy to help you with your story or show.

Chris Paulin’s expertise as a consultant psychologist and his extensive experience working for the NSW Department of Health as a manager of a family and adolescent team brings a wealth of knowledge to the Resource Therapy Institute Australia as Clinical Director.

Chris has a Masters Degree in Psychology. and he is also my husband we also work together at  Marriage Works https://marriageworks.com.au/ . 

Chris is seeing both couples, individual  and their families. Please call Chris on 0411144646 now to book your time. Weekday and weekend appointments available.

Yvette is registered with Resource Therapy International as a Clinical Resource Therapist and a certified trainer .  She is also a qualified Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Master Practitioner and Trainer of Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line Therapy®.

Yvette is also trained in numerous modalities including medical hypnosis, mindfulness, Gestalt Therapy and Schema Therapy. Yvette has over 35 years of experience working with a diverse clientele to get life changing results.  She has worked as a counsellor for Lifeline, and also has experience in the medical field where she has trained, coached, and counselled hundreds of people including patients with anxieties around medical procedures.

Meet Yvette Allen

Yvette’s mission is to empower people to grow into their personal best. By combining her skills as a Resource therapist, Master NLP Coach, counsellor and hypnotherapist, she is able to assist clients to get to the root of their problem, set goals, and gently take the steps required to achieve their goals. Yvette specialises in helping people to overcome stress, sleep problems, anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, chronic pain, excess weight, and addiction including cigarette and alcohol addictions. Yvette also helps clients to excel in life, gain confidence, and build self- esteem.

Yvette is registered with:

  • The Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association (Professional Member)
  • National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia (NHRA)
  • Resource Therapy International
  • The American Board of NLP
  • The American Board of Hypnotherapy
  • The American Board of Time Line Therapy®
  • The American Board of Coaching
  • The Australian Board of Counselling

Contact Yvette today and see how she can help you be the best you can be.

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Tool box for therapists Resource Therapy
Tool box for therapists Resource Therapy

What is Resource Therapy?

Resource Therapy is a  Trauma Informed Empowering Parts Psychotherapy

Resource Therapy’s power lies in it’s ability to treat long standing client issues immediately and effectively in the therapy hour.

Resource Therapy is a brief strength based trauma informed parts therapy, based on the idea our personality is made up of multifaceted parts. These parts are called our Resources and we each have many Resources available to us.

Resource Therapy was developed by Professor Gordon Emmerson combining his knowledge of Ego State Therapy, cognitive psychology and client experience.

Psychologist Gordon Emmerson Founder of Resource Therapy. President of Resource Therapy International.
Psychologist Gordon Emmerson Founder of Resource Therapy. President of Resource Therapy International.

Clinicians who are familiar with  mind-body therapies such as Eye-Movement- Desensitization- Reprocessing (EMDR) as developed by Dr Francine Shapiro Ph.D.,  Brain Spotting created by David Grand, Dr Laurie Mackinnon’s Ph.D Radical Exposure Technique and Internal Family Systems originator  Richard Schwartz,  will likely already use Ego State Therapy.

Resource Therapy had its genesis in the widely known ‘Ego State Therapy’ and has a rich pedigree in theory and practice. It also known as Advanced Ego State.

Our esteemed colleagues in the United States, Europe, and South Africa will be familiar with Ego State Therapy and it’s founders John and Helen Watkins. Those of you specializing in trauma will  know the work of Maggie Phillips Ph.D,  Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Claire Frederick and many other clinicians of note who use of Ego State Therapy extensively.

Ego State Therapy Authored by Gordon Emmerson PhD.
Ego State Therapy Authored by Gordon Emmerson PhD.. Resource Therapy founder.

Resource Therapy (RT) can be thought of as an advanced form of Ego State, as hypnosis is no longer required and RT  offers  systematized intervention treatment protocols which  works to  support life changing positive results for clients in your therapy practice.

Resource Therapy dares to ask clients “What are you Ready to Change Today?

What are you ready to change today? Resource Therapy's number 1 diagnosis question.
What are you ready to change today? Resource Therapy’s number 1 diagnosis question.

This question allows you the client to be in control and your therapist to understand your goal for change. You need to know your destination to achieve the therapeutic results you desire and Resource Therapy can provide the vehicle for change. Naturally Resource Therapy is a trauma informed and strength based model.

As helping professionals we know it is essential to deliver short-term and effective therapeutic change in today’s contemporary clinical practice world. Our clients also expect their work with therapists and other mental health professionals will bring positive change quickly.

The problem with many talking therapies is they fail to work directly with the part needing assistance.

Sally is eager, Johnny is upset. Who who should their teacher talk to?
Sally is talkative, however it is Johnny who is upset. Who who should their teacher talk to?

Imagine a classroom of students. Little Johnny sits at the back,  feeling upset, tears slip down his cheeks. The teacher asks alert Sally in  sitting the front row what is wrong with Johnny?

Poor Sally may take a guess but in reality she does not know what Johnny’s concerns are.

Resource Therapists are dedicated to talking to ‘Johny’ ( the internal Resource State) directly associated with the unwanted  emotion or broken behaviour.

Too often counselors only talk to a part like Sally who  reports on Johnny and his woes  but is not directly involved with the root cause of the issue.

Frustrating for all concerned to say the least!  Profound inner change remains elusive.

Your Resource Therapist is trained to help you to deal with your thoughts, feelings, beliefs reactions and emotions, getting to the very heart of ‘why” you have come for help. By working directly with the part associated with the unwanted feelings or problem behavior. It makes sense.

All our Parts working in harmony together.
All our Parts working in harmony together.

With Resource therapy lengthy history taking is unnecessary.

Resource Therapists won’t waste your time trying to figure out the ‘why’ with an intellectual story telling part. We are interested in the “what” happened to you.

Instead Resource Therapist are trained to work with directly with your internal Resource States locked in  pain, fear, abandonment, rejection, neglect, hurt, guilt, trauma, resentment, anger and shame and other unhelpful emotional baggage.  Resource Therapists facilitate full expression , validation and empowerment rather like an internal family therapy.

The Pixar Movie Inside Out is a super way to see our Parts in action.
The Disney Pixar Movie Inside Out is a cute way to see our Resources conceptually.

Resource therapy addresses client’s issues in the most direct manner, with results being incredibly fast, effective, efficient and apparently permanent. I liken Resource therapy (Advanced Ego State Therapy) to the Occam’s razor of brief, solution-focused therapy.

This leaves no need for symptomatic relief as we get to the source of the client’s distress. Healing Magic!

Interested in Training in Resource Therapy?

Resourcing Your Clients Targeted Helping Interventions. Training for Therapists in Resource Therapy.

Resourcing your Clients Foundation Training in RT This is the starting point of your Resource Therapy learning journey.  This is the two day introductory workshop.

Then you may want to increase your therapy toolbox with the Clinical training Workshop which offers you advanced specific protocols for working with common client presenting issues.  Read on to find out how Resource Therapy can bring your client work to a new level.

Foundation Training   

Signpost and gateway to hope using Resource Therapy
Signpost and gateway to hope using Resource Therapy

RESOURCE THERAPY ADDRESSES CAUSES OF OUR ISSUES, which naturally means symptoms either lessen or disappear. It also creates a new relationship with the past so there may no longer be the same confusion or distress related experiences.

Healing hurts helps us feel better.
Healing hurts helps us feel better.

Resource Therapy allows therapists to respond directly to the precise personality part that holds the problem.

Stuck on loop
Stuck on loop

Many therapies speak with an intellectual, talkative, personality part that is not directly related to the presenting issue.

Professor Gordon Emmerson PhD. pioneered this brief parts therapy. Philipa and Chris have over 300 hours training and supervision with Professor Emmerson.

Professor Emmerson PhD. Founder of Resource Therapy and Resource Therapy International the Official Resource Therapy Worldwide Website.

THIS COURSE IS PRACTICAL AND EXTREMELY USEFUL IN GETTING YOU UP AND RUNNING WITH THESE TECHNIQUES

Help your clients, Resource Therapy gives you a logical method dealing with many issues clients face.
Help your clients, Resource Therapy gives you a logical method dealing with many issues clients face.

The workshop is designed for psychologists, counselors, coaches, doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, NLP Practitioners, therapists and other mental health professionals.

Group training gains knowledge
Group training gains knowledge

Resource Therapy is designed to treat most DSM-5 diagnoses – Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Attachment Disorders, Panic Disorder, Phobias and Personality issues. It also effectively addresses Chronic Fatigue, Pain Management, Somatic Conditions, Relationship Issues, Performance and Creative Blocks, Sports Psychology, Complicated Grief and Loss and much more.

Conflicted States of a woman in front of PC
From despair to hope!

Resourcing Your Clients Foundation Training for Therapists in Resource Therapy Sign up here:

https://resourcetherapy.com.au/registration/

  • Run over 2 days
  • 12 Active Continuing Professional Development hours for mental health practitioners

Advance course Resource Therapy Clinical Qualification Training

  • An intensive series of Continuing Professional Development workshops designed to give you in-depth knowledge and practice in Resource Therapy targeted techniques for helping. This is Professor Gordon Emmerson’s PhD. amazing contribution to therapy. Eight days of in-depth, practical and experiential skills to get you up and running with these powerful techniques.

    Helping ways
    Helping ways

You will learn techniques for dealing with our clients most troublesome issues, including :most DSM-5 diagnoses – Anxiety

Anxiety overwhelms!
Anxiety overwhelms!

Depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Attachment Disorders, Panic Disorder,

Fear of flying easily treated with RT protocols
Fear of flying is  easily treated with Resource Therapy protocols

Phobias and Personality issues. It also effectively addresses Chronic Fatigue, Pain Management,

Relieving stress improves health
Relieving stress improves health

Somatic Conditions, Relationship Issues, Performance and Creative Blocks, Sports Psychology performance slumps a thing of the past.

Grief and Loss can become complicated Resource Therapy helps honor peoples healing around loss or guilt.
Grief and Loss can become complicated Resource Therapy helps honor peoples healing around loss or guilt.

Learn Resource Therapy’s powerful treatment protocols today. Workshops coming near you.

Help clients to free unhelpful emotions and patterns of behaviour
Help clients to free unhelpful emotions and patterns of behaviour.

Want to learn more about Resource Therapy call Philipa

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