HomePerson-centred/experiential counsellingFramework of possible general focuses with links to some possible resources

Framework of possible general focuses with links to some possible resources

If/when you:

possible general focus:

links to pages of my website on possible resources (‘Possible Resources for Supporting You (through Counselling/Psychotherapy)’):

  • feel a general or pervasive sense of fear or danger, and/or

  • are in an abusive relationship(s), and/or
  • have a mood-altering addiction (eg addiction to a chemical or drug such as alcohol, food addiction, sex addiction, love addiction) 

increasing safety in your life/your general sense of safety

• some exercises/strategies for creating safety

• details of self-help support groups for mood-altering addictions

  • sometimes feel a general sense of fear or danger and at other times feel a sense of safety

building resources

• details of some online communities

• details of some books and workbooks

 

• meditation

• ‘Focusing’

• some other checklists and exercises (Some of My Needs, Boundaries in Relationships, Some Body Attitudes, Some Habitual Ways of Disconnecting from Others, Some Spiritual Attitudes)

 

• details of some self-help support groups

• details of some other groups

 

sea sunset (image for Focuses)

for working with trauma

If/when you:

possible general focus:

links to pages of my website on possible resources (‘Possible Resources for Supporting You through Counselling/Psychotherapy’):
  • have/experience panic attacks, powerful flashbacks or nightmares and/or feel numb

increasing your general sense of safety/safety in your life

• some exercises/strategies for creating safety

 

• some information, and links to information, about abuse in relationships and complex trauma

  • find it is difficult/impossible to distinguish/characterise your traumatic experience(s)

building resources

• details of some online communities

• details of some books and workbooks

 

• some checklists and severity/frequency rating scales (Traumatic/Abusive Experiences Severity Scale, Childhood Traumatic/Abusive Experiences Severity Scale, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Checklist, Dissociative Experiences Frequency Scale)

 

• details of some self-help support groups

• details of some other groups

 

• meditation

• ‘Focusing’

• some other checklists and exercises

 

• some information, and links to information, about abuse in relationships and complex trauma

  • find it is easy/possible to distinguish/ characterise your traumatic experience(s)
experience of traumatic event(s)/history (if you wish to retell)

(Adapted from Babette Rothschild, The Body Remembers (New York: Norton, 2000).)