6 Ways to Maintain a Steady Flow of Clients & Remain Productive in Uncertain Times

Going online you can assist your clients and keep yourself financially alive in these times of uncertainty.

Hi guys we are in a time of world change with widespread implications for health practitioners. I guarantee there are many clients who need your assistance now more than ever.

Here are some ideas for keeping your therapy business alive and well in these uncertain times.

  1. If you haven’t already, head online and offer internet or phone counseling sessions. Now is the time to get yourself tech-savvy and offer face to face sessions in safety over the internet. There are many options – Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp and Zoom are available. Check your necessary security requirements, as per your professional association recommendations. I am using Zoom which offers one on one online therapy sessions as part of their free account.
  2. Offer session package deals to celebrate your new online provision. Say three sessions for the investment of two when paid upfront in advance.
  3. Provide Covid discounts. It’s better to support and see a client who most needs you through job loss or other stresses by offering a sliding scale. Psychologists can bulk bill financially challenged people.
  4. Create free resources – it’s a perfect opportunity in quieter times to get your creative parts out. Make postcards, info sheets with your special touch to send out to your clients via text or email. You can build a series of useful tools for clients. Be imaginative – ie your essential emotional survival kit for the Coronavirus in uncertain times. Actually I’d recommend good old snail mail to send your info kits out. Reaching out in this way will be so touching.
  5. Touch base with your past clients with a hello and letting them know about your new safety service provisions, that you’re there for them and your best regards. You might want to send them your new resources too.
  6. Time to file and sort out your office. In this downtime it’s a chance to catch up on the admin side of our businesses. My filing cabinets definitely need clearing and cleansing. Marie Kondo office cleaning here we come.
Fist bumps all round as we care and support each other in the covid19 crisis

We are in this together and we will get through this. I am loving the increased kindness and community support.

I would love to hear your thoughts, please drop a comment in the box below. Perhaps you can offer your tips on how your therapy business is adapting to help others?

Training still on & Bali Workshops Update

Resource Therapy Training online live streaming

Hello beautiful parts therapists, health and well-being professionals. What a time we have had in Australia. First fires, then flood and now pestilence in the form of Corona Virus (Covid-19). And our poor world, thinking of you all wherever you are hoping you are safe.

Obviously we are taking this seriously, with precautions and safety as paramount.

It’s good to remember this is flu and while not pleasant to have, we usually recover and build immunity.

As you will know we have our annual Bali Clinical Resource Therapy training in 4 months.

At this stage, our Bali trip is yet to be decided. So please don’t book flights or accommodation as yet.

We will keep you in the loop as to what is happening. A final decision will be made within the next couple of months.

Resource Therapy Training Workshops will go ahead in July.

Our back up venue will be Randwick Sydney.

Resource Therapy's first ever webinar

And if all else fails we will be offering it virtually – live streaming the workshops. Where we come to you in the comfort of your office or home.

I just spoke to a friend of mine who’s daughter has sadly had to come home from her work experience gig with Disney USA.

As we see Disney, Qantas, Virgin and other big businesses have shut down services until June. This is a good sign. Things are expected to change for the better by then. So we are quietly optimistic. And you can bet there will be plenty of discounted airfares.

As anxiety is encouraged through endless media coverage, loneliness increases with social isolation and touching to a minimum, good therapy is needed now more than ever.

And spare a thought for those with OCD.

Parts therapy offers you powerful ways to work with general anxiety, panic, health anxiety, existential angst, fear of the unknown, uncertainty and unhelpful behaviors like over shopping and panic toilet roll buying.

Therapists need skills and tools for results for relief of anxiety, overwhelm and destructive behaviors.

It’s a great time to have your professional development needs for the year secured. Our latest training dates can be found here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/resource-therapy-foundation-training-online-philipa-thornton-sydney/

Resource Therapy Options for counseling

We are offering Marriage Works couples and individuals either online therapy sessions or telephone counseling. We are limiting our physical contact – sadly our dancing has been canceled. And using all the recommended steps to prevent infection.

Yesterday I spoke with a long term client on the phone. Let’s call him John. John identified a part called Concerned. Concerned had useful, he looked after John’s physical well-being.

Concerned had been at the helm and blocking John’s other parts that keep him going.

Using the amazing Retro State Negotiation Protocol we made use of Concern.

Previously I had worked with John’s adult parts involved with his profession, getting rest and confidence. So Worker, Relaxer and Strong were given permission to help John make a living and deal with future planning while boosting the immune system with rest.

I then sought Concern’s help in getting John to the Dr and Pharmacy to deal with his sinus like symptoms. Concerned was more than happy to assist. Strong, Worker and Relaxer were super appreciative of Concern’s actions.

I could feel Concerned’s grin down the phone line.

Parts Therapy is fun and easy using Resource Therapy's Action protocols
Parts Therapy is fun and easy using Resource Therapy’s Action protocols

Concerned was now free to do his important work, helping maintain health, rather than protecting. While other parts were able to do make a living and look forward to the future.

John said he felt relieved and more at ease at the end of our phone session.

The benefits of working with parts can be online or on the phone.

Vaded work is possible and necessary with Retro Avoiding Parts.

Now more than ever we need more tools in our therapy kit to assist our wonderful clients and ourselves through these uncertain times.

Stay well dear friends, love to you all.

Philipa xox

The Power of EMDR & Parts Therapy

the compassion of parts therapy

After training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), our EMDR consultant said Parts Therapy would be both beneficial and necessary in his experience.

So true!

We attended the Ego State Therapy training run by Professor Gordon Emmerson PhD.

Gordon Emmerson presents Chris Paulin with Official RT Trainer Certificate

Logically in the workshop one could see the value in working with the personality parts associated with our issues directly.

Brief and effective interventions are vital in today’s society, as clients expect fast, long lasting, results.

The problem was Ego State Therapy was not easy to follow. With no clear sequences or protocols to guide clinicians in treating client problems.

We explained, read complained!

Gordon listened.

Developing Resource Therapy in response.

Clear protocols, systems and actions based on Resource Therapy’s Therapy of personality to facilitate change.

Relief.

A guide for therapists to assisting unburdening our clients from the overwhelming issues they bring into our offices.

Parts work fits in beautifully with EMDR. Those who know Jim Knipe, Laurel Parnell, Robin Shapiro, Janina Fisher, Sondra Paulson and Maggie Phillips will be familiar with the concept. All legends in the psychology and trauma healing field.

Internal Family Systems folk will know the power of parts.

Resource Therapy bears some similarities and differences to IFS, Ego State and the others. Watch this space for that article.

Adaptable.

And easy addition to your empathic health and well being practice.

Resource Therapy fits in easily and seamlessly to your tool kit.

Its great combined in your artists palette with Mindfulness, ACT, EFT, EMDR, couples work and Imago Therapy.

Use your therapeutic artistry to learn parts psychology with resource therapy

It’s that simple.

For those who use EMDR you would have seen parts popping out in processing. With a little tweak Resource Therapy can fast track looping, adding an interweave and working with dissociation easily.

Plus it’s fun.

Staying within our clients Window of Tolerance shifts happen quickly resolving long held issues. Clients report a sense of freedom and lightness.

So empowering.

RT is super practical.

In our two day training you will be up and running with these powerful techniques. Applying them in your next client session.

Here’s the web page for our next workshop. Love to have you join us March 30/31 Sydney https://resourcetherapy.com.au/resource-therapy-foundation-training-online-philipa-thornton-sydney/