What is Resource Therapy and how will my clients benefit from this therapy?
Resource Therapy was developed by Professor Gordon Emmerson combining his knowledge of psychology, advanced ego state therapy and his life work.
Resource Therapy very much aligns with Gestalt Therapy insomuch as it is based on the individual being made up of different parts and works towards integration of these parts. In Resource Therapy, these parts are called our Resources. We all have many inner Resources available to support us.
Often you will hear people say things like ‘there is a part of me that wants to do — and there is another part that does not want to. An example of this might be the part that wants to move forward and be motivated and there is another part that cannot be bothered.
The Pixar movie, ‘Inside Out’ is a very clever movie which gives us a lovely example of how sometimes one part can ‘take over’ and how all parts are necessary and have a role.
Using the metaphor of a bus and in that bus we have all of our different parts – the happy part, sad part, angry part, motivated part, fearful part etc, often due to life circumstances, one part, perhaps being the fearful or anxious part, gets into the driver’s seat and takes over.
Resource therapy allows you to work with your client with that unwanted part (example, fear or anxiety) and support that part by bringing awareness onto the fact that part longer needs to hold onto whatever caused it to initially feel that way.
This is a very empowering process for your client, as they can negotiate a more useful role for that part as well as bringing into awareness other underutilised parts that can be supportive, for example, the more trusting or calm part.
Some of the benefits you can gain from Resource Therapy are to:
- Build awareness
- Feel more integrated
- Feel more able to self support and regulate emotions
- Heal early trauma and wounds without being retraumatised
- Feel transformed
- Feel more balanced
- Feel more connected with yourself
- Gain more acceptance of the different parts of you
Resource Therapy is a powerful, safe, direct and effective form of therapy which can support your client to resolve behavioural issues in a fraction of the time compared most other therapies.
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Inside Out is a very clever movie and provides a lovely example of how sometimes one part can ‘take over’ and how all parts are necessary and have a role.
Using the metaphor of a bus and in that bus we have all of our different parts – the happy part, sad part, angry part, motivated part, fearful part etc. and if you can imagine that one part, perhaps being the fearful part, gets into the driver’s seat and takes over. In Resource therapy we look at why that unwanted part is there (example, fear) and support that part by bringing awareness onto the fact that the part longer needs to hold onto whatever caused it to feel that way initially. It is a very empowering process where you as the client can negotiate a more useful role for the part. As an example of this, fear can keep you gripped and frozen (possibly for good reason if you have experienced early trauma). In Resource Therapy we give ‘fear’ a voice and acknowledge its role and why it has been there, possibly as a protective mechanism. Once that state or part is supported and cared for by way of accessing other internal resources, it can continue with its role of being ‘protector’ in a more supportive way.
Resource Therapy recognises all parts of the personality and acknowledges that they all have a role to play. All parts are valuable internal resources that make us the unique individuals we are.
Resource Therapy directly addresses the personality part that needs change. It is a powerful, safe, direct and effective form of therapy which can resolve areas of concern/behavioural issues in a fraction of the time compared most other therapies. Resource Therapy can assist with issues such as:
- Eating disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Overview of what you will learn
During the Foundation weekend training, you will gain the following information, as well as receiving your Foundation Certificate in Resource Therapy:
- Brief History of Resource Therapy
- Nature of Resource States and their formation
- The Neurophysiology and Development of Resources
- Conscious and Unconscious states- The Executive State, Surface and Underlying States
- The Resource Conditions – Normal, Vaded, Retro, Conflicted and Dissonant states
- How to introduce Resource State Therapy to your client
- How to access Resource States – Vivify and Bridging techniques
- Learn how to work with and gain confidence in communicating with the various States
- State negotiation – learn ways to address and negotiate between the different Resource States
- Types of questions to ask and note taking
- How to use two chair technique when working with conflicted states
You will also gain valuable techniques on how to work with reluctant clients and how to deal with difficult or resistant Resource States.
To become a fully qualified Clinical Resource Therapist, the Foundation training is a prerequisite for the additional 8 days of training.
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