How will Resource Therapy be beneficial to you and your clients?

Life is a Journey of Learning, Growth and Healing

Ok, I am totally biased with my client experience, so I say wholeheartedly YES! My belief which guides all of us in the healing field, is we do this work in the spirit of providing benefit to our clients. We want assist people in moving out of pain and destructive life patterns. It is a an extremely worthwhile mission.  Thank you all for doing your good therapy works. This work is life changing for us and the people we are privileged to see.

Inspiration from learning
Inspiration from learning

It’s not easy getting out of your uni course or counselling training, only to discover what a mixed bag of problems people come to lay at your therapy feet. It can be overwhelming, help is at hand here.

They didn't teach me how to deal with all of this in the psychology
They didn’t teach me how to deal with all of this in the psychology course

Where do you even start as clients roll out a list of issues as long as your arm? I know it can be overwhelming for us as new therapists and those on the job longer too at times.

What Resource Therapy offers you is clear and easy to follow protocols from a client-centred brief solution focused standpoint. It has made my therapy hours a pleasure and taken the pressure right off.

How good would it be to know this client’s issue is related to poor self esteem. Yep, I’ve go this covered, I can deal with that directly using the Resource Therapy actions on rejection.

RT has easily learnt addiction protocols.
RT has easily learnt addiction protocols.

Oh so you have panic attacks, they are easily treated, usually in a session we employ the procedure for phobia and fear. It’s exciting watching your clients face light up, hearing a sigh of relief as you tell them anxiety is resolvable.

A clear path to follow on the therapy journey is reassuring for all concerned.
A clear path to follow on the therapy journey is reassuring for all concerned.

Dealing with depression and seeing small glimmers of hope week to week, with no homework. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder helped by doing here and now work, that addresses the underlying causes.

Resource Therapy  (RT) as all therapies have – CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Meditation, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy and the list goes on, borrows from other traditions.

Resource Therapy has developed out of Ego State Therapy (EST), no secret there,

Your experience is valuable as a therapist
Your experience is valuable as a therapist

so bears some marked similarities and advances. For those of you trained in EST if you want to update your skills we offer 50% discount to attend in honour of your training.

When I talk to other therapists about RT they say oh it’s just like Voice Dialogue , or it’s Transactional Analysis TA, Family Constellations, Internal Family Systems IFS or CBT Re scripting. Look I know nothing about Voice Dialogue or Family Constellations Therapy, I am sure they have benefits. I have read something on TA and  IFS. I am trained CBT Rescripting. Resource Therapy is unique.

It is a bit like saying to the EMDR practitioner “EMDR is  just EFT”

EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing has long used Ego State interventions. Please read the amazing work of Jim Knipe PhD., Carole Forgash PhD., Ana Gomez PhD., Maggie Phillips PhD. and  Dr Claire Frederick’s, Robin Shapiro Phd., to name a few.

These type of trauma informed therapies like Resource Therapy and all I have mentioned here are so valuable. Learn as much as you can.

Life long learning helps our brains stay healthy
Life long learning helps our brains stay healthy

Moving into a depth of work which feels inspiring and rewarding as a therapist.  Do you use EMDR, Ego State, Emmerson’s advanced Ego State aka – Resource Therapy, or another mentioned.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, in your busy day. Please leave a comment in the box below on your thoughts about learning and therapy. We would love to hear your thoughts.

Try new things, learn and apply your own unique ability.
Try new things, learn and apply your own unique ability.

 

Controversially: Why I don’t teach Mindfulness to clients.

Meditation promotes awareness, lowers stress and offers insight.

With a headline like that you might think I am anti Mindfulness Meditation. Far from it. When I was working at the Langton Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney early 2000’s several respected mentors – Gary T, Sally T, Joe B, Amanda M and Alison L introduced me to the benefits of mindfulness. These amazing practitioners were using it personally and professionally.

Jonathan Kabat-Zin, Mindfulness Guru
Jonathan Kabat-Zin, Mindfulness Guru

So I jumped in, signing up for classes, workshops, and reading professional texts – Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by John Teasdale Mark Williams and Zindel Segal.

Loads of great books Jonathan Kabat-Zin, Thich Nhat Hahn and Eckhart Tolle. I took many training workshops  including Dr Bruno Cayoun’s  Mindfulness-integrated cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT).

Meditation promotes awareness, lowers stress and offers insight.
Meditation promotes awareness, lowers stress and offers insight.

I was mindful and using it a great deal with clients in both group and individual settings. Clients loved it and so did I. Sadly they clients reported that while they had gained insights they still were feeling bad.  Mindfulness meditation has terrific benefits and I am totally for clients getting the most out of it. Who couldn’t profit from being in the present moment with awareness, right? I agree.

I don’t use it today in my counseling sessions. I refer them on to Mindfulness Mediation (MM) groups such as Open Ground. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Groups are another referral source. There is no happiness trap.

Being part of a group promotes welbeing and support
Being part of a group promotes well being and support

Most clients are isolated and a joining group is prosocial and they can acquire those skills there.

So why don’t I use MM today?

It has been superseded in my practice through my training and client field proven experience. In my heart I am a therapist. And certainly mindfulness is great way to be grounded and in the present moment. Sadly it does not deal with the origins of a client’s distress. It may offer be a band-aid of relief helping them avoid feelings. Possibly limiting or even halting therapy progress.

I now use Resource Therapy as it addresses the cause of underlying issues of our client’s issues at the source. When you have dealt with the origin of the fear or rejection they naturally disappear.

Stress and panic attacks are treatable.
Stress and panic attacks are treatable.

Leaving no need for self-soothing behaviours for clients. Panic attacks are a thing of the past; self-defeating behaviours no longer occur, relationships internally and externally improve with clients report leaving sessions lighter.

Clients are not stuck with explaining the origins of the their problems talking around the issues with no progress. Resource Therapy’s powerful actions provide the opportunity for rapid shifts. When you work with a Resource Therapist, you are going through a process that connects you to your feelings, thoughts, emotions and reactions that are at the source of why you sought help in the first place.

Resource Therapy works in the Here and Now.
Resource Therapy works in the Here and Now.

At the heart of my practice is a wish to be of service to others. I definitely gain from my psychology work. I was only chatting with a client in the debrief after a longstanding issue was resolved. I told the client I get a reward with Resource Therapy’s ability to rapidly deal with long-term issues and entrenched behaviour in the therapy hour. A deep sense of achievement, which comes from assisting someone out of pain into his or her freedom, cannot be underestimated. Therapy isn’t one-way street.

Therapy is for change

We go to counselling to talk about something; something we are not happy with, something others don’t like, or life issues that are confusing or holding us back.

What's been your light bulb moment for change as a therapist?
What’s been your light bulb moment for change as a therapist?

With Resource Therapy, there is little talking or probing into a person’s past. All a client needs to present with is a willingness and desire to create change in your own life.

 

 

Founding the Resource Therapy Institute of Australia has been the most amazing  and exciting growth experience. We continue to offer training, supervision and mentoring for therapists in Resource Therapy.

The joy of learning!
The joy of learning!

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