Based on my experience, it will take an average of around 8 sessions before you achieve your health or relationship goal.
The sessions will usually be weekly / fortnightly, depending on preferences and the time needed to complete your task and get feedback.
No, we will decide at the end of each session whether to have another.
The only thing I will ask you to commit to is the task agreed and to achieving your goal.
No, there is a pretty fair balance when it comes to talking (and listening) in the sessions, so come prepared to do both.
In my opinion, there are two important reasons for talking about the past. The first is to notice what has worked so you can repeat it and improve on it. The second is to notice what hasn’t worked so you can learn from it.
When it is useful to talk about the past, we will do so safely and with a focus on your desired future.
A typical session would follow this format:
START information gathering, to focus the session
MIDDLE asking questions, answering questions, helping you to experience other perspectives, guiding you through exercises and processes, tailored to you and your goal
END to ensure lasting changes are made, we will agree a task, e.g. to notice something, try something out or write something down, before the next session
We will look at your symptoms and use the RT model to understand how each of those symptoms are created in your body.
We will talk about the RT model and the process ahead.
We will start the “detective work” to identify the triggers which prompt your body to create distress signals in the form of symptoms.
I will begin to formulate your symptom message and guide you on how to act on this message.
You will be given further information to take home.
You will understand what is required of you in order to restore balance once again and convince your body that it is in safe hands.