Session

Focused Awareness Session

If you and the therapist decide for a therapeutic process based only on focused awareness sessions, weekly regular meetings will be required. A focused awareness session has the following steps (during the first meeting besides the interview, some steps described below may require more attention than others):

  1. Naming the problem with your words as they come and your initial objective;
  2. Mentioning the most representative situation when the problem occurs;
  3. Establishing you as the center of the situation;
  4. Focus and acknowledge your real objective;
  5. Exploring the context with you as center;
  6. Identifying key moments;
  7. Focus on you during the key moments;
  8. Perspective shift;
  9. Homework.

First Cause Therapy Session

If for you a first cause therapy session is more suitable, than the structure of the focused awareness session is similar:

  1. Naming the problem with your words as they come and your initial objective;
  2. Mentioning the most representative situation when the problem occurs;
  3. Establishing you as the center of the situation;
  4. Focus and acknowledge your real objective;
  5. Exploring the context with you as center;
  6. Identifying key moments;
  7. Focus on you during the key moments;
  8. Phrasing the therapeutic contract for the first cause therapy;
  9. After a short break, start of the first cause therapy session;

Start

The beginning of the therapy session starts with restating the agreed therapeutic contract and your explicit verbal acceptance and readiness to start the first cause therapy session. During the session you will keep your eyes closed so that less distractions to your inner experience will be present. Since the early moments you will become absorbed by this inner experience in a similar way to reading a book that you like or watching a captivating movie. At the same time and all the time during the session you will be conscious of yourself and of your surroundings. You will be able to take your own decisions.

Bridge

The therapist will make a bridge between your current symptoms and the moment of the first cause and its corresponding circumstances. Often this circumstances have the elements of another life, hence the name past life therapy encountered in terminology. However, the first cause can also reside in the present life, in the childhood or in the intrauterine life. All in all, the important thing is to find this first cause moment and unfold its nearby circumstances and implications.

Process

Once it is found, and given the nature of the problem of the repressed traumatic experiences, the therapist will use specific tools to process these past traumatic events and periods at the body, soul and spiritual levels of experience. After this peak moment, one by one each past cause will be closed. Afterwards, the feeling of fresh new experiences will take their place. Consequently, at the end of the therapy session, the therapeutic contract will have been solved. In the end, you will come back to your own time, rhythm and place into the here and now.

Ending

Once the therapy session concludes, the therapist and you will review the most important moments encountered during the therapy session and their relation to the day to day life. Also you can freely ask questions in regard to the recent experience. At the same time, the therapist will underline situations that can be addressed in a future therapy session if any were found. The meeting will end with a few recommendation for you to follow in the next few days.

New

Embrace the new in a step by step process! Thus, very helpful in this process are the therapist’s general recommendations, plus the ones specific to you according to the specificity of your recently ended session.

Further reading

You can find more information about recommendations at the Foundation and Emphasize sections.

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