A Unique Course for Providers
Is the true objective of psychotherapy that of the soothing or healing of a mental illness? Is it protecting a person in our care from the rigors of life, managing them because they have failed to manage themselves?
Or is it the opportunity to teach our charges how to empower themselves and realize their purpose in a reality of chaos and complexity?
Let’s face it, we can keep them childlike forever, justifying it because they really don’t know how to live productively or survive on their own. We make them our project… because we are good and kind and capable.
On the other hand, we can show them how to build their inner strength because they are not foolish; they are really capable humans who have not yet had the appropriate guidance, are too narrowly focused in one area of development, or have been misguided in their examination of the capacity and possibility of self.
Here’s an idea…
Let us suppose that the mind is neither broken nor spoiled, just insufficiently developed.
Then the unhealthy reactions are poor replacements for the innocent or irresolute mind.
WE can’t reach in to empower the innocence, but they can. They only need to be shown how to…
…because the weakness is not a flaw. It is a not-yet-cultivated strength.
It is easier to teach them how to become strong in areas where they are weak than to perpetually treat their weakness or give them borrowed strength.
There is only one prerequisite. As the guide, you must know the territory well.
And the territory is the mind, the invisible yet most powerful aspect opf the human existence.
Let’s face it, the hardest part of our job as counsellors/therapists/parents lies in the reality that we have to look for what is invisible, reach what is not tangible, and heal what is not broken.
A mechanic can see, identify, and fix a car. A carpenter can see, identify, and measure a structure. A doctor can see, examine, and fix a body. We, on the other hand, must determine what may be wrong and heal or guide a person to heal what we cannot see, measure, or touch – all based on what is revealed as a behaviour or complaint. So we are bombarded with a plethora of techniques on how to manage a specific behaviour, heal a specific reaction.
Yet, there are so many variations of presentations that the options and opportunities are near infinite. It is possible, however, to ‘see’ the experiences and guidance the person had and, from that, deduce why they are innocent or irresolute in some areas of life. Then, it is not only possible, but is highly doable to help them explore new experiences and guide them to build their mental strength to face life with courage, conviction, and composure.
This is a self-initiated, fully supported online study that challenges your greatest quality – your ability to think, create your own ideas, expand your understanding.
It is not a structured technique you can learn and ap[ply as a tool. RFather, it invites you to examine how to know the soul of your client – how he/she feels about self, the weaknesses and strengths – and how to help them build a belief in self so they take themselves forward, not depend pon you top carry them there.
It will require about 25 hours of your time spread over whatever period you choose but it offers 25 hours of credits you can use for your CE requirements. The cost is only $299.00 CAD
Once you have registered your interest you will have access to all the course material offered in six modules, full support, quizzes, feedback, and a certificate of participation for submission to CE credits. We encourage you to read the descriptive pages as set out in the main menu above so you understand where we will take you and what you will be learning.
When you have finished the course and received your CE credits, you will be invited to use our platform as a guide to look after your own clients or use others we may ask you to consider. Your job, in those cases, will be to guide them during your regular visits to use the resources to build a belief in themselves, use you as their teacher to interpret the discourses that help them to reach that objective, encourage them to build self-realization and self-determination, and give both assistance and affirmation for their growth.
This is not much different from recommending a book to read and you discussing the content and how to use it. This makes your job easy, fulfilling, effective, and successful – because you do not do it for them; you teach them to do it for themselves.
Albert de Goias MB BS
In these discussions, I present the idea that life can be complex, but it does not have to be complicated. It challenges conventional wisdom that sees disruption and instability as unnatural events that disturb a natural tranquillity. Instead, it proposes that we see change as inevitable, continuous, and imperceptible – precipitating visibly and often unexpectedly as a new event or a new twist to an old situation, a new opinion, unkind word, or different expectation, an illness, pain, or untoward feeling. It elaborates, therefore, on the premise that the physical reality is based on the incessant activity of sub-microscopic elements so change is the norm rather than the occasional stumbling block to idealistic conditions.
The course attempts to challenge prevailing conclusions that we are born with goodness and mental stability unless we do something to become bad or mentally unstable. It contends instead that we are born deficient and thus naturally awkward and mentally weak, easily overwhelmed by change. We learn to be good and mentally strong. It offers arguments in an easily readable format that encourages the participant to see that the innate insufficiency and awkwardness can more easily be removed by filling it with goodness and insight that can be learned than by trying to treat, punish, or ignore the natural deficiencies or inhibit or regulate natural change.
Therefore, it also shows that the human experience is, not to survive the challenges of a continuously changing reality, but to be stimulated mentally by its machinations. It attempts to show how to make this balancing act between a naturally unstable reality and a rudimentary but expandable mental capacity a natural and fulfilling exercise.
The course is both spiritually fulfilling and scientifically supported. I have done a lot of research to build this course and present it in a digestible format. You will be introduced to basic neurophysiology, anatomy, philosophy (from stoicism to existentialism), quantum physics, chaos theory, relativity, psychology, and logic not enough to bore you but enough to give you an insight into arguments that will excite and enlighten you.