15 Steps to Actual Change

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As you know I am passionate about Resource Therapy (RT). One of the things that speak to me is the support of the 15 Treatment Actions. When I first studied Ego State Therapy and to be honest looking at Internal Family System it lacked the structure needed to follow it.

I didn’t have a rationale for why I was doing an intervention or step or what was the step best suited to the client’s goals and objectives.

Talk about clueless. Stumbling around in the dark produced some mixed results to say the least.

Once Professor Gordon Emmerson recognized the need for careful and strategic steps, grounded in his theory of personality things a light bulb went off in my head. Therapy sessions became so much clearer, easier and dare I say it more seamless for my clients.

The 15 Resource Therapy Actions guide and inform the roadmap for change in supporting our clients to reach their objectives. We don’t have to be robot therapists, you supply your creativity. This framework allows just the right amount of structure with flexibility.

Here are the 15 Treatment Actions of Resource Therapy.

1. Diagnosis of Resource Issue

2. Vivify Specific

3. Bridging

4. Expression

5. Introject Speak

6. Removal

7. Relief

8. Find Resource

9. Changing Chairs Introject Action

10. Retro State Negotiation

11. Conflicted State Negotiation

12. Imagery Check

13. Resistance Alliancing

14. The Separation Sieve

15. Anchoring

In the Foundation Program, you will learn the key steps to resolving big emotions like fear and rejection which hold clients back with the Empowerment Protocol. How to work with those parts at war on the inside, tapping into our higher self with loving compassion and much more. Hurry Early bird finishing soon

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Hybrid Training on Offer March 13/14

Hey guys, loads of exciting things to come this year. Imago Couples Therapy Training is coming online to us down under. I will keep you in the loop.

EMDR Weekend one with Nick Cocco, online coming up. Nick trained with Francine Shapiro in one of the first Australian training and is an EMDRIA Institute trainer. That’s a big deal.

Our first Foundation Program introducing you to Resource Therapy (Advanced Ego State Therapy) and the power of working directly with parts is going to be both online and in person.

We will offer you a small in-person group experience and also have others on Zoom. Hurry to book your place if you want to secure your seat in Randwick Sydney. Early bird special applies. Please send me an email to register your interest in any of the above training, just let me know which you are hoping to attend.

Watch this space for Resource Therapy for PTSD two-day workshop. To attend you must hold the full Clinical Resource Therapy Certification.

Thank you beautiful therapists for healing our hurt parts and processing past experiences to resolution.

Join us in person or online

Why Learn Resource Therapy?

Gordon Emmerson Why Learn Resource Therapy

In the creator of Resource Therapy Gordon Emmerson Ph.D. own words, he shares his compelling wisdom :

Copies from Professor Emmerson’s Linkedin Article:

Why learn Resource Therapy?

Resource Therapy is a psychodynamic therapy. That means it sometimes focuses on the memories in order to attend to the cause of current issues.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on reframing and behavioural homework, and does not therapeutically attend to memories of the past.

Attending to the Cause

Resource Therapists believe that attending to the cause is better than attempting to lessen the impact of the symptoms, because when the cause of an issue is attended to the symptom will disappear, plus the client will no longer carry the unresolved confusion from the past.

Working with the right part

Resource Therapists believe the personality is composed of parts and it is important to locate and attend precisely to the Resource State that has the issue. Working directly with the part that needs change is the most direct route to resolution. Continuing to spend time talking with the wrong part is a waste of therapy time.

Understanding pathology

Resource Therapists learn there are 8 pathologies that underpin psychological distress. They learn precise treatment actions to attend to each pathology.

Having the right tools

Resource Therapists have clear guidelines for working with issues that clients bring to therapy. It is important for Resource Therapists to learn the types of pathologies, and to learn the associated treatments in order to feel competent to handle the various issues presented by clients.

Full article in the link below.

Photo by Geordanna Cordero on Unsplash


I call it finding the goldmine within. We connect to our internal Resources special and unique to us, healing the hurt parts stuck in trauma time is freeing and fun. Look at our next two day introduction to Resource Therapy – Foundation program. We guarantee you will love it. Especially suited to those with chronic, complex trauma, EMDR practitioners and Clinical Hypnotherapists and Ego State Therapists wanting the missing piece of the puzzle- Parts Therapy!

Yours in Service,

Philipa Thornton

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