WHAT IS RESOURCE THERAPY
This is is a powerful and brief therapy based on the premise that personality is composed of separate parts, rather than being a whole. These parts (which everyone has) are called resource states. The therapist works directly with the states that can best benefit from change, rather than merely working with an intellectual, talkative state.
WHERE DID OUR RESOURCE STATES COME FROM AND DO WE ALL HAVE THE SAME ONES?
We are not born with our different parts or resource states. We make them as we live. Our resource states are formed when we do something over and over again. This “over and over again” learning creates a physical neural pathway in the brain that has its own level of emotion, abilities, and experience of living. Each of these states has its own feelings of power, logic, emotion, weakness as well as other traits. When we hear ourselves say “part of me wants to and part of me doesn’t ” then we are talking about an resource state. These parts when working in harmony make our lives content, productive and enjoyable. When a state is in imbalance or pain then negative emotional reactions can occur.
They are called resource states because whichever state we are in, we think of it is ‘me’, we have resource identity there. We all have different resource states that we have trained.
No one else will have resource states that exactly match our own, but they may have some resource states that are very similar to some of ours. Each of our resource states may be either healthy and functioning well or may be functioning in a way that prevents us from being all we can be.
The goals of the therapy are
1) To locate resource states harboring pain, trauma, anger, or frustration and facilitate expression, release, comfort, and empowerment (It is unresolved states that come out and make us feel out of control. They are our internal tender spots),
2) To facilitate functional communication among resource states (the statement “I hate myself when I am like that” indicates two states lacking in proper communication and appreciation), and
3) To help clients learn their resource states so that the states may be better used to the clients’ benefit (e.g., allowing the client to, at one time, be open to enjoy emotional experiences and, at another time, be assertive to feel expressed when challenged).
Lorene has been privileged to train with the acclaimed Dr Gordon Emmerson Ph.D, formally a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University in Melbourne. He is also the author of Ego State Therapy (2003) and Advanced Therapeutic Techniques and Interventions (2006) Healthy Parts Happy Self – 2012 www.resourcetherapyinternational.com
I use Resource Therapy combined with clinical hypnotherapy treatment with those who require or request this type of therapy. I work directly with my clients state that can best benefit from change in a private and sensitive approach.