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Mission Statement 2015

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WHAT’S A META FOR? DESIGNING AND DELIVERING THERAPEUTIC METAPHORS TEXT

Solutions to client dilemmas can often be limited by their rules of context or conceptual paradigms in the family system or an individual’s perceived constraints. Sometimes what can be helpful is a metaphor or story constructed by the therapist, or … Continue reading

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WHAT DIRECTION IS INDIRECTION? SOME GUIDELINES

This workshop outline indicates method of influence that are indirect in leading a client to a solution for a presenting problem.

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WHAT AM I? AN EXERCISE IN INQUIRY AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING

This workshop outlines strategies of hypothesis development and testing. Both deductive and inductive reasoning are used in a group exercise with two phases of increasing complexity. Participants will discover the importance of paying attention to nonverbal cues in communication and … Continue reading

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THE MIND OF THE THERAPIST

Many influences, conscious and unconscious, guide our choices, in terms of what and how to respond, both consciously and unconsciously, to our clients’ stories, and their patterns of behavior. The Mind of the Therapist is a model to help us … Continue reading

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SOLUTION-ORIENTED COUNSELLING WITH POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: PART 2

In this 2-day course originally presented at the University of Toronto, participants will learn and experience the application of principles of positive psychology applied in a framework of solution-oriented counselling. Day 2 of 2.

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SOLUTION-ORIENTED COUNSELLING WITH POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: PART 1

In this 2-day course originally presented at the University of Toronto, participants will learn and experience the application of principles of positive psychology applied in a framework of solution-oriented counselling. Day 1 of 2.

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SOLUTION FOCUS AND IMAGERY FOR TRANSFORMATION OF SELF-ESTEEM

Using a solution focused approach, the therapist gathers evidence that the client is regaining influence over the eating disorder that has held her prisoner. Guided imagery is then provided in which the client goes forward into the future and experiences … Continue reading

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SELF-ESTEEM AND SPORT PERFORMANCE

Self-esteem is a feeling of personal well-being and self-efficacy that interacts with sporting performance by integrating all experiences as growth and development opportunities. This guide outlines ways to identify and deal with low self-self esteem, as well as the implications … Continue reading

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PRESENTING PROBLEM AND STRATEGY SELECTION

Clients that request hypnotherapy often present similar problems. This is a guide to the common categories of client problems and suggestions to review general strategies to find the one most appropriate for the client.

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