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The Therapeutic Power of Language
9th May - 10th MayGBP384
Language is key to everything we do – being aware of the power of language to help or do harm is essential when we’re trying to help people. Knowing how to use it well can make all the difference to a successful therapeutic outcome.
Paying attention to the language we use is central to the human givens approach to therapy and counselling: our choice of words is crucial in building rapport with people, learning more about someone – their unique qualities and abilities – in listening and responding, in providing motivation and in collaborating to agree goals and strategies for the effective resolution of their problems.
The careful use of language is essential for other areas of life too: at work, home, with family and friends – and this 2-day course is accessible to all. It can be taken as part of the Human Givens Diploma or as a stand-alone course.
You will gain a solid foundation in the most effective brief solution-focused strategies and language skills that are essential if you want to be able to help people as quickly as possible. By distilling the essence of proven brief therapy approaches and working in tune with the givens of human nature, outcomes can be dramatically improved and suffering successfully reduced.
You will also learn how any team of professional healthcare workers can safely incorporate brief therapy techniques into their work with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, anger, OCD, eating disorders, addiction and relationship/marital/family problems, thereby improving outcomes and reducing suffering on an even wider scale.
What will you learn
The essential skills needed for successful brief therapy
New information about the APET™ model – why it is so important to construct therapy that is in tune with our how brains work (our emotional reactions come first) – this speeds up therapy and explains why purely cognitive and behavioural approaches can take so long
An ability to get to the root of the matter quickly by establishing which innate needs are not being met and why (the essence of effective brief therapy)
Quick rapport building skills
How to use the RIGAAR™ structure to improve therapy outcomes
Reflective listening and reflective reframing
How to use therapeutic language skills directly and indirectly to initiate change
Ways to use solution-focused questioning to create a framework for change
How to identify and use your client’s own life resources
An understanding of why the human givens approach dramatically increases the likelihood of therapy being brief, regardless of the presenting problem
A range of psychological interventions to use with common psychiatric problems: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, intrusive thoughts, relationship difficulties and so on
Promoting cooperation by developing realistic and achievable goals
How to identify exceptions (when the problem doesn’t occur) and get the patient to take credit for them
How to generate motivation for change in your patients
Separating the patient’s core identity from their problem
How to minimise or overcome resistance
How not to be drawn in to a client’s negative self-view
Great use of case histories to illustrate the skills covered
How to use the psychological laws of positive expectancy and concentrated attention