Practicing RT with Clients Online – Upcoming Webinar Free!

for Therapists & PsychologistsFree Webinar practising Resource Therapy Training with clients online Free webinar

Welcome, RT community and those interested in Parts therapy.

Boy to say are we in a very different world is an understatement. With the COVID19 pandemic affecting the world, we need to adapt and do it quickly to survive and help our clients thrive.

It’s a necessity to be online for your practice to survive.

For many Resource Therapists, using Resource Therapy (RT) online may be a first. Or you may have had some sticky moments, or perhaps you are new to RT, please join us. It’s free too.

As a result I am excited to be offering a free webinar to support your online therapy adventures.

While obviously in-person therapy is ideal, let me reassure you online sessions work just as well. Possibly better!

I have been using RT online for several years now and can honestly say I have been blown away by the results.

I had a call from a client in Darwin, I’d worked with via live streaming several years ago. She called recently for a top-up. She said the RT session been life-changing, saying she was now in a healthy relationship and her sense of confidence self-belief had been restored.

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This is the beauty of RT. One session wonders where long-standing issues resolve and are reprocessed, you don’t get with talking therapy alone.

Vaded State work is integral to the online processing of Rejection and Fear. My experience and client’s reports tell us it is very worthwhile.

As we know the value of RT what could be better than getting it to a worldwide audience. You in the comfort of your office, lounge or kitchen table. Your clients in a lockdown can access your great service. It’s win, win.

It’s going to be super practical. We will go over what you need to set up online for live streaming and working with the technology.

I will be focusing on Zoom and applying RT online in session as it’s the most accessible for many.

It will be lively and interactive with your questions and experiences welcome.

I am busy creating content and will be delivering it soon. Watch this space.

To register your interest please email me and I will send out a link shortly. Email Philipa Thornton at

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

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

Vicarious Trauma, Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue Clues to Self Care

This is more like it chilling at the pool after a wonderful day of learning

Gosh for me it wasn’t till I experienced my own Compassion Fatigue last year this stuff got real. Did I notice it, no. My supervision kindly suggested this may be a part of what was happening. She was right when I looked at it.

I was chronically tired, irritable, was going through the motions and felt fatigued. My clients probably got the best of me and my husband the left over. It was like a grey mood a mild depression. With little enthusiasm and joy. It sneaks up on you compassion fatigue (CF).

Looking back it was probably inevitable. I was fitting in clients into my calendar at their schedule, over working and not looking after my physical or emotional health. Collapsing in front of Netflix doesn’t count. Add to that buying, selling and renovating an apartment, no wonder.

According to compassion fatigue expert Francoise Mathieu (2012) between 40% and 85% of “helping professionals” develop vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and/or high rates of traumatic symptoms.

Domestic abuse plays with your head as you attempt to make sense of what is nonsense

What helped me was getting support from colleagues, supervision, therapy and putting my health and welfare as a priority.

Yoga is a spiritual, physical and emotional help for me it helped with the compassion fatigue

I do my Yoga class today at midday, I don’t put in the client who really likes that time due to the distance they have to travel to see me. She understands – I am modelling good boundaries and self care. We find a time that works for us both. Then I can eat lunch and feel refreshed to see my afternoon clients.

While I do find it necessary to offer after hours appointments I add a small charge to this premium time, like a penalty rate. Just as I would get paid working a Sunday at the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC). I joke sayings it’s a disincentive to people wanting those slots. They laugh as they get it. And if this is what they require they pay it.

I made this decision after working for Relationships Australia where client’s were charged extra for out of hours slots but this was not passed on to counsellors. I am not bagging RA here, I love them. I also needed to honour the small resentment setting in. Part of me thought that wasn’t so fair.

I promised myself I would offer these times with a proviso. Background here too I worked at MSIC in Kings Cross 11 years in total for evenings and weekends. I’d had my fair share.

One of the best way’s I get my cup filled is learning and networking with fellow health professionals.

That’s why I am so excited to be training Resource Therapy in Ubud. It’s a holiday of self care while soaking in amazing training.

I recently had a 3 day Advanced Imago Couple Therapy Training. While I loved the training it was hell getting to Balmain. In the 2 hours commute and we were all damp. Soaked with the flooding rains. Wet socks yuk!

In Bali you will be able to stroll to the training room after your healthy breakfast. Or perhaps you will join me for a Yogabarn class. Here’s more ideas for your trip

This is more like it chilling at the pool after a wonderful day of learning
This is more like it chilling at the pool after a wonderful day of learning

At lunch time a dip in the rooftop pool will certainly refresh you for the afternoon session. In the evening after a beautiful meal out with new friends to discuss your learning and kick back you will sleep soundly in crisp hotel sheets. No laundry to wash, you can get it done for you for about $10 Aus. No dinner’s to prepare unless you choose, many stays have a kitchenette and if you are bringing family your partner might be the hunter gatherer in the local food markets.

The luscious green rice fields are magnificient and you will get to meet locals who make this their livelihood
The luscious green rice fields are magnificent

Join us in Ubud for winter time out. Resource Therapy works in so well with your wonderful tool kit. I use it with EMDR Clients as you really need a Parts Psychology to apply there.

Here’s the training venue in Ubud the Evitel – hurry to book as it’s the high season. Mention you are in Philipa’s group for the best prices. Hurry Early bird special finishes friday 14th February.

Love to hear about your experiences, if any with CF. Please comment in the box below any questions send me an email or call me 0434559011.