Vaded states are an integral to Resource Therapy treatment. I see in my trainings a lot of us struggle with the new terminology – Vaded States, Retro States and Introjects. Here I want to help you become familiar with the ideas and ways of working to benefit your clients.
This series will offer useful ways to help you remember the Resource Therapy Actions. More to come soon.
I have just finished training the first 4 days of the 8 day Clinical Resource Therapy. What a blast, we had some amazing sessions with our live therapy demonstrations captured on video ( thank you Julian!) – thanks to those volunteers, you will be helping so many more people with your personal work. Therapists are a helpful bunch. Awesome!
And in the practice people were really applying their new skills. Having both profound insights on their professional practice and experiencing personal growth. So wonderful.
These four days covered the Resource Therapy systems for coaching clients to their best performance – Dissonant States as simple and yet effective procedure to take exams, make presentations and help people live more fully. This day covers diagnosing your clients presenting issues and apply the Resource Therapy Actions according to your clients goals for change.
I love the next day of training where we learn to relieve misunderstandings, grief and loss in relationships – clarification work with States Vaded in Confusion.
We also facilitate addressing anxiety, trauma processing and self worth building with States Vaded in Fear and Rejection. These are wonderfully effective processes for attachment disorder and difficulties. Super effective treatment for PTSD.
The next day we are learning how to address unwanted behavioral issues – gambling, addictions, rage and withdrawals using Retro State negotiation protocol- unique to Resource Therapy.
This final day addressed depression and blockages where we learn to work with States Vaded in Disappointment. Another powerful and super useful approach for treating depression effectively.
On a phone call my client had become very distressed upon finding out news regarding the family member who had sexually assaulted her as a young girl.
Part of her was angry and had naturally attempted to find solace with her mother who is in her 80’s. Unfortunately her mother is unable to offer emotional support – saying to her daughter ” I was raped in my 20’s and got over it, so just get over it and put it behind you.”
Understandably my client felt justifiable anger and disappointment with her mothers response.
I said to her we actually haven’t worked with this hurt part and it would be good to do to address this part directly when I saw her next.
She began to cry and speak in a softer tone and I said ” I can hear your hurt part- you sound younger – can I call you ” Little One”. My client said yes. I said thank you and I would like to get you the help you need right now, is that ok with you Little One? Yes she responded affirmatively.
I called out the client’s name Jenny, I know if you saw a little girl who was feeling hurt, sad and alone, like you love your own daughter, you would crawl over glass to get to her to help her. ” Yes.” Jenny how would you want to help her? Jenny responds I would want to cuddle her. I said thank you that’s wonderful and super helpful – what can I call you? “Nice Mum.”
I said “Nice Mum you are awesome thanks for being here. Just you reach out to Little One as she’s all alone and draw her into your heart right now and let the warm glow of your unconditional love, safety, support and sanctuary flow into her being like a wonder wave.” I bet Nice Mum you love to do this… She said “yes”
And Nice Mum what do you want “Little One to know?”” I accept you”replied Nice Mum . I went back to Little One. “Little One” how does that feel you heard Nice Mum she accepts you and you are in her heart?” Little One “Safe. And Accepted.” That is wonderful, I said and I am so glad you have the unconditional love, support and safety all little girls and boys deserve.
I had tears in my eyes, I was so moved.
My client said ” I feel complete, its like I feel totally accepted deep in the catacombs of my being.” “It is so profound I don’t have the depth of words to describe the peace I feel. ”
This small exchange happened in the last ten minutes of a 40 minute phone call, demonstrating the effectiveness of Resource Therapy.
I am continually amazed at how rapidly Resource Therapy’s trauma interventions work for long lasting client change. This is why I am passionate about bringing Resource Therapy training to the world of therapy.