You are invited to take your clients beyond abstinence toward a more purposeful, stable, and productive life
If we see our job as counsellors as that of stopping a behaviour or helping our clients live with a disease or affliction, we can easily find ourselves burdened by the fears, sensitivities, demands, and misjudgments that are the hidden part of the affliction, or we may resign ourselves to just helping the person to exist – with staying clean their main focus and only achievement.
It is highly possible and definitely achievable to instead teach our clients to be more responsible for themselves and be purposeful and accountable so they live productively rather than exist passively. Doing it can allow us to give ourselves that management advantage that leaves us satisfied by our efforts, excited by our job, and happy in our career.
You do it by knowing how to look into the psyche of your client and examine those fears, sensitivities, demands, and misjudgments as integral parts of the addiction, not necessarily its cause or effect, and help them fix those issues, not just stifle the habit. . This course promises to take you there.
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Invited participants: addiction counsellors and mental health workers.
Examination and Registration: First, you can examine the structure of the course in the OUTLINE link. You will only see summaries here. Links to the details are not active. The intent is to let you see the way the course is designed and thus determine your desire or ability to participate in it. You can then examine the full course by registering for the complete course and CE credits at the Course Portal, or by registering as a Trial user. This latter allows you four weeks to decide and then get into the full course. The Trial registration gives all course material but does not allow you to use the Webinar, Private messaging, Assessment, or receive CE Credits.
Study time: This course is a comprehensive study. Thus, we suggest that you arrange specific times to do the readings and the audiovisuals. As the course is part of your study requirements, this time can be planned and requested from your agency just as you would do it for a physical seminar.
Credits: The course is offered with credits that your professional body has assessed and endorsed. Thus, though it is self-administered, we take seriously your use and your responses. We will comment on each assessment and participate professionally in any webinar you book. As the course is ongoing, you can start it anytime.
Fees. The cost of the course is $250 USD. This covers all the exercises, assessments, interactive communications, suggested webinars to discuss your understanding, ask questions, and interact with us and with other counsellors doing the course. It also covers your certificate of completion you submit for your CE credits. You have a full year to complete the course but we suggest that you become fully involved as soon as you start. (Canadian registrants are offered Canadian dollar at par for a limited time)
This course promises to be a provocative and captivating experience. You will learn that unhealthy behaviours are the result of operating in areas of darkness that can evoke the negative feelings or leave us stunted and vulnerable. It is a darkness we all have, though to different degrees. Learn that it is not put there by trauma or repression but is inherent. We all are born in it. But we do not all get the opportunities, discipline, or encouragement to be able to bring light to that darkness. Like Prometheus who stole fire from the heavens and taught man to use it, let us show you how to give enlightenment where there is darkness and instill hope where there is despair.
As a professional, if you want, not just techniques you follow blindly, but insight and understanding that allow you to forge your own path with each client, you will benefit from the discussions, arguments, challenging audiovisuals, and supportive interactive webinars that constitute the backbone of this experience.
The content is offered as three modules.
Module 1. The Analysis LOOK WHERE YOU CAN’T SEE
The fears and capabilities of any person are locked within their psyche. No matter how they are displayed as unhealthy behaviours or unstable moods, you still do not know what is going on within the person until that person chooses to reveal them to you. The ability to get the person to let you into their inner sanctum is both a skill and trust. We will explore how to get them.
Module 2. Building The Foundation EXAMINE WHERE NO INSTRUMENT CAN TAKE YOU
Knowing the fears of your client means knowing fears, how they are generated, what evokes them, and how they are affected by the person’s depth of understanding. You have to be able to measure that, but not with a physical instrument. You need the instrument of a great depth of understanding and perspicacity
Module 3. Guiding the Application HEAL WHAT YOU CAN’T TOUCH
You are treating the mind, not only stifling the behaviour. You cannot touch it and no medication can. Chemicals can disconnect it and that is what you are working with. The only person who can touch it is the person him/herself. Therefore, you have to know how to guide the person to heal him/herself.
The learning objectives of this course are
- To feel competent working with the intelligence of the client and bolstering it through logical guidance and realistic engagement so they develop and expand a powerful self-realization and self-actualization
- To be comfortable seeing each client, no matter what is the behavior or personality display, primarily as a capable human intelligence that has to be ignited but for whom the behavior or attitude serves an immediate purpose.
- To be able to steadfastly recognize and accept that our job is to discover, and help that person discover that purpose, leading them to both have less destructive options and a reduced dependency on established behaviors meant to serve that purpose.
This course has been approved for 25 hours CE credits by:
This course promises to take you on a unique and serious journey to creative counselling that is both stimulating and positive. Explore it. And, like Prometheus who stole fire from the heavens and taught man to use it, let us steal the fire of passion and guide you to ignite and engage it in others.