My best Blog Articles of 2019 -Resource Therapy Institute Australia

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As the new year begins, I thought it might be nice to reflect on some of the best, most well received articles from the past year.

I have gone through the archives and found articles that gained positive feedback or were particularity powerful and interesting. Hopefully you’ll find a few old favourites here and come across something new to inspire you out there in therapy land.

Vaded States live in a prison of low self worth, anxiety and shame. Resource Therapy heals and promotes internal value.

Rejection can have us trapped in self doubt, low self esteem and feelings of being unlovable or not good enough thoughts. These are parts of the personality we treat with the Vaded in Rejection protocol https://resourcetherapy.com.au/vaded-in-rejection-series-video-3-now-up-on-youtube/

Venture into Youtube with the Vaded State Series, here you will learn valuable concepts in treating guilt, shame, pain and anxiety. https://resourcetherapy.com.au/the-vaded-state-series-now-up-on-youtube/

States Vaded in Fear are often the cause of most phobias, general anxiety and PTSD find out more here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/the-vaded-state-series-now-up-on-youtube/

Bali is BACK ON! Come and join us for the fun in the sun. Learn Resource Therapy https://resourcetherapy.com.au/bali-2020-tropical-paradise-tax-break-professional-development/

Bali is amazing for learning Resource Therapy
Bali is amazing for learning Resource Therapy

I was so moved by Jess Hill’s book on domestic violence “See What You Made Me Do” I had to write of her wisdom here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/six-ways-women-who-stay-reason-away-leaving-violent-partners/

Trapped in vicious cycles Resource Therapy Can help you change

On a lighter note we welcomed more beautiful Clinical Resource Therapists into the fold here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/congratulations-to-the-super-team-of-magic-therapists/

PTSD, is such a common presentation in my rooms some useful tips here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/7-signs-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/

The Power of Parts Therapy cannot be overestimated. Elton’s John’s biopic Rocketman really illustrates this read more here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/how-elton-johns-rocketman-brings-our-parts-to-life/

The original Rocketman Elton John as played by Taren Egerton is amazing!
The original Rocketman Elton John as played by Taren Egerton is amazing!

This is a must know for all trauma therapists – the ACE Study read about it here https://resourcetherapy.com.au/how-many-aces-do-your-clients-hold/

The Adverse Childhood Events study is a mustknow for all mental health clinicians.
The Adverse Childhood Events study is a must know for all mental health clinicians.

What do I do with a client who has a part that says several times every day “Kill yourself”?

Taneisha RTIA's mascot. RIP loved and remembered with joy.

This question was posed by a supervisee. it’s not that uncommon, you may have even heard your own clients voice something similar, without any actual suicidal intention. We can have parts that are stuck in negative habits conducting unwanted ways of being and behaving. Retro States are the term we give for those Parts of us acting out in unhelpful and outdated protective ways.

Resource Therapy offers new ways to work with depression, overthinking and other unwanted behaviours
Resource Therapy offers new ways to work with depression, overthinking and other unwanted behaviours

I popped up a quick video down below as to what we recommend to both address and resolve Retro States. In Resource Therapy we learn a specialist technique called Retro State negotiation where we directly access the part. By working and mediating with this part we re purpose it’s role. As Resource Therapy ( RT) is a strength based system for empowerment we hold the belief all our parts are there for a reason. Our Resources are there to help.

Retro’s are a one trick pony. in their playbook we would see unhelpful behaviors – Overthinking, Addictions, Smoking , Gambling, Eating issues and the like. Applying RT Action 10 Retro State Negotiation we parley with this part and simply find it a new way to achieve it’s helping purpose and work for collaboration. This truly fosters inner peace as we appreciate and acknowledge all our parts are working for our best potential.

A client said during the RT State negotiation process he saw in his minds eye a lock and a key. So amazing.

Resource Therapy Promotes team work and resolves inner conflict resulting in harmony
Resource Therapy Promotes team work and resolves inner conflict resulting in harmony

Naturally we devote a day in the Clinical training. You learn the art of RT Negotiation. Here’s the training page for details https://resourcetherapy.com.au/resource-therapy-foundation-training-online-philipa-thornton-sydney/ This work must be preceded by clearing any underlying emotional issues – Vaded States to be truly effective. Again this is covered in depth in the Resource Therapy Clinical workshop.

That is if it is a ‘Part’ that is making the ‘kill yourself’ suggestion. Sometimes other things like an Other Personalised Identity (OPI) can be at play. A Retro State is a part of the person. It’s become habitual, like a broken record. Obviously this is not an actively suicidal part – you will take other steps for safety in that case.

With RT Action 10 we acknowledge and appreciate the Part who’s making this statement. We get a name for it that’s based on it’s higher purpose. We then offer an opportunity for this part to help in a new or lesser role.

In Memorial – Taneisha xox Born 31/10/01 Died 13/11/19

Taneisha RTIA's mascot. RIP loved and remembered with joy.
Taneisha RTIA’s mascot. RIP loved and remembered with joy.

On a sad note, here is Taneisha she would be on my lap writing the blog. What a lovely girl. Very sad. Chris, Yvette and I are sad. Mourning the loss of a beautiful being. My lovely Taneisha, she would wait outside my therapy room sending her love in. When clients came out she brought them joy. She was a master clinician of love. An angel of goodness. Thanks for the blessing of being in our lives. Tearfully Philipa xox

Last Chance -Final Foundation Training Dates for this Year.

Life long learning for our Resource States

I am going to run one more Foundation in Resource Therapy, the lucky last for the year. Hurry spaces fill fast and we have limited numbers. Contact me today to secure your spot 0434559011

17-18 November Monday & Tuesday. Eastern Suburbs 2031 Sydney.

Here is what others who attended the training said: /https://resourcetherapy.com.au/what-is-resource-therapy/hear-from-other-workshop-attendees/

When we learn aobut our inner Resources - our Parts, we are freer to live a life of joy.

I am also offering the Foundation Certificate online. Email me philipathornton@gmail.com for more information. We will meet virtually via and cover the Foundation Certificate. All from the comfort of your home or office.

You can learn via skype or zoom. Resource Therapy online certification.

Plus supervision and mentoring for psychologists and all Resource Therapists. It’s an honour to support and nurture others in the healing profession.

Spring into life xx