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/

Back from Las Vegas and ready to roll for 2020.

Resource Therapy has a lot to offer therapists. A perfect addition to your therapy skillset and toolbox. Ready to train in the USA - 2020.

Hi guys,  have been over to the USA scouting possible locations for bringing Resource Therapy to America.

Welcome to the city that never sleeps - Las Vegas. Could it be our first stop for Resource Therapy Training?
Welcome to the city that never sleeps – Las Vegas. Could it be our first stop for Resource Therapy Training?

I loved my visit. Las Vegas was a hoot and so hot!! Thank you to the America people too. Everyone was so kind, polite and friendly.

Attending a Michele Weiner-Davis workshop – a couple therapy legend and new friend. Michele is super talented at bringing out the best state to progress marriages on the brink. So exciting to learn her Solution Oriented model, a further development of brief Solution focused therapy. I did training back in the day with Brian Cade and bought his book he wrote with Bill O’Hanlon – A Brief guide to Brief Therapy.

Click the book picture to see the book on Amazon.

As many of you know Chris and I run Marriage Works and if you want more info and  For Michele’s books please click this link.  

Michele Weiner-Davis in Boulder Colorado USA teaching how to effectively work with Couples
Michele Weiner-Davis in Boulder Colorado USA teaching how to effectively work with Couples.

So we are thinking of different USA locations – love to hear your recommendations please. It’s looking like 2020 to return in 2021. Most likely we will do the Clinical training in two five day units.

Loved seeing these native Big horn Sheep in Boulder City, Nevada USA. Perhaps this could be the Resource Therapy Institutes next training destination? Say 2020?
Loved seeing these native Big horn Sheep in Boulder City, Nevada USA. Perhaps this could be the Resource Therapy Institutes next training destination? Say 2020?

How glorious to see wildlife in the wild. Truly one of my favorite things to do. Pretty pleased it wasn’t a bear or a rattlesnake though!

Love to hear your thoughts and comments – please spread the word. So happy to chat to folks who wish to know more about Resource Therapy and how it will benefit your client work. It’s a brief parts therapy perfectly adaptable to your preferred therapy model – I know we get attached to our learnings and fair enough.

Thanks for reading. Glad the Sydney winter weather has been kind. The Mojave desert was getting up to 118 Fahrenheit, melting point for me at 47 Celsius!

 

Huge Differences in Ego State Therapy and Resource Therapy

Resource Therapy has Huge Differences to Ego State Therapy - learn them today.

Resource Therapy is a wonderfully brief therapy which has undoubtedly and proudly evolved from John and Helen Watkin’s Ego State Therapy.

I believe there has been some confusion because of these origins.  Resource Therapy is not Ego State Therapy. It has distinct differences and clear protocols and  certain advantages with it’s powerful interventions.

Both Ego State and Resource Therapy (RT) are ‘Parts’ Therapies. Go to see legends like Pat Ogden, Kathy Steele, Roger Solomon, Colin Ross, Norman Doidge or Maggie Phillips and other experienced leaders in the therapy world

Trauma informed therapies are a must in psychological practi
Trauma informed therapies are a must in psychological practice.

and you will all hear them repeatedly mention ‘Part’s. Both Ego State and RT find the part of the personality that needs to change in order to do therapeutic work. This is especially useful in trauma informed therapy.

Resource Therapy has a variety of tools that Ego State Therapy does not.

New with Resource Therapy

  • No need for Hypnosis: Ego State Therapy required therapists to be trained in hypnosis. Resource Therapists do not need to be clinical hypnotherapists or

    Hypnosis is a powerful intervention however it not needed in Resource Therapy training.
    Hypnosis is a powerful intervention however it is not a requirement in Resource Therapy.

    learn hypnotic induction. All well and good if you are though!  Resource Therapy’s protocols and actions are sufficient to address client issues.

Introjects are NOT Ego States. Resource Therapy holds that Introjects are merely internalized impressions of a person, animal or animate. These are Resource State specific.  Ego State Therapy sees Introjects as needing to be transformed into Ego States which  with therapist must worked with extensively and changed. RT works with Introjects in new and refreshing ways.

  • No need for an arrest
    No need for an arrest

    I attended a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Imaginal Re-scripting workshop last year. Here we were fighting with the perpetrator Introject, sending the Introject to the police or the moon or wherever. We then had to repeat the process several times from each Ego State perspective, child, adult and so forth. Time consuming!  While it was hilarious, in my opinion it may not have been as  beneficial to the client.

Inner peace can be achieved with Parts Therap
Inner peace can be achieved with Parts Therapy

RT therapists do not attempt to change the Introject, we stick with the client and it is the client who decides what actions (if any) happen for the Introject. This is usually achieved  in the one session.

RT is certainly positively client focused.  This further empowers the client in processing trauma, or rejection to feel safe and loved. RT Therapists have been trained in systemic protocols to facilitate this quickly and efficiently.

All our parts (Resource States) are there to help.py - learn them today.
All our parts (Resource States) are there to help and deserve unconditional love.

  • Resource Therapy has straightforward Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment Actions.  Resource Therapists are skilled in working with the clients presenting problems by diagnosing the concern, NOT the person. They then work according to the prescribed 15 Treatment Actions. These are systematic protocols for working with clients impacted by depression, anxiety, chronic pain, grief and loss, below par performance, and so much more.

Resource Therapy helps speed clients to their goals quickly.
Resource Therapy helps speed clients to their goals quickly.

Resource Therapy Personality Theory.  Resource States are physical and develop as coping mechanism over time, usually in childhood according to RT Personality Theory. Ego State Therapy’s define Ego States as split offs from the personality, this is derivative of  a psycho dynamic perspective.

Neuropsychologists knows the brain can adapt and grow
Neuropsychologists knows the brain can adapt and grow

Resource Therapy’s theory is supported by contemporary neuroscience and our understanding of the brains unique ability to rewire and adapt. Read more here Neuroscience and Resource Therapy. RT taps directly into this key element of psychological therapy, as it harnesses our neurons ability to heal with defined interventions – Resource Therapy Actions 1-15.

Open the door to safety and security for your clients today. Find a RT workshop near you!
Open the door to safety and security for your clients today. Find a RT workshop near you!

Find out about the lastest Training dates here Resourcing your Clients Foundation Training in RT We would love to have you join us!

Please register today  : email philipathornton@gmail.com now to secure your spot.