In Sydney, we are mid-lock-down, 7 days in. The weather has cleared, the sun shines forth. Chris and I have been enjoying some lovely walks to Coogee beach and local parks. Being in nature is essential to healing. In Japan Shinrin-Yoku – the practice of forest bathing has scientific backing. No bathing suit required, simply a stroll through the trees.
Your immune system is boosted, blood pressure lowered and health issues alleviated. What a prescription for health, mother natures healing. Hopefully you can get your dose of Phytoncides the chemical released by trees and plants regularly.
The University of Westminister study found that this sort of social prescribing saw a 28% reduction in Gp visits. So get out into nature, take your shoes off, and feel grounded with the earth’s energy revitalizing.
With Shinrin-Yoku the aim is to soak up and meander, letting the goodness in. No phones, charging around in lycra. Just communing with nature in her glory.
I hope you can get your booster shot of nature’s care, soon. 20 minutes has significant health benefits.
Feeling blessed to have the amazing the Evonne Weinhaus from the United States join us for a chat the Resourceful Therapist YouTube Podcast.
Evonne had me inspired from the start when she joined us for our Foundation Program despite time zone challenges.
What a beautiful connection, Evonne is a renowned talk show guest who has been on Oprah, Today, and Good Morning America.
Evonne’s CV is a mile long and includes having trained at the Adler Institute, being a CERTIFIED IMAGO COUPLES RELATIONSHIP Therapist who is an award-winning co-author of “Stop Struggling With Your Teen”, “Stop Struggling With Your Child” (selling over a quarter of a million copies,) and “A New Fearless You”.
Her group therapy practice Sound Mind Therapy offers “to help change the paradigm of counseling away from a medical model of diagnosis to a wellness model incorporating education, empowerment, personal development and – most importantly – building on what is right with you!” Sound Mind Therapy is based in Creve Couer, in Missouri USA. Interestingly where Gordon Emmerson hails from.
She is a delight and fun to be around, with a lived wisdom of experience. Hope you can join us for a chat on The Resourceful Therapist!
Evonne Weinhaus on The Resourceful Therapist
Zoom meeting. When: Jun 14, 2021 09:00 Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney USA around June 13 6pm PCT
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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.
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.
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!