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Hilary Garraway
Jan 24, 2022
Hi Ken Thanks so much for your comments and questions. Its good to hear that you are already using CBT and getting more training. Within counselling, as you know, the primary tool we have is active listening and reflecting what we have heard. However I have found that having a model in my head, helps me to ask the right sort of questions to help me and the client to understand their situation better and see possibilities of change. You have the advantage of learning about HCBT as you are learning about the standard CBT. This way you can integrate the two together and develop an holistic CBT model that feels right for you. As counsellors and therapists we are always learning and picking up different ideas and models and I do not see a problem with you trying out ideas from the HCBT model in your work, recognizing that you are still learning and working towards accreditation. I think the key thing is to use it to reflect on the work and still focus on the listening and do not overwhelm clients with sharing full HCBT formulations at this stage. However once you are familiar with standard CBT cycles you may wish to use the HCBT ones to incorporate spirit or the idea of drawing the tree diagram. The Free to be Me course manual has a section at the end of each of the 16 sessions for how to use it in individual therapy. The manual as a whole can also be used as a toolbox of various exercises and ideas that can be used in a different order to the sessions and as appropriate for the client. As with all models it is using what works for a client and checking in with them for honest feedback to see if you are in tune with how this model or a practical exercise works for them. If you begin using HCBT regularly you may wish to have some HCBT supervision - we could maybe start a supervision group with others using the material. Let me know if you have any other questions or any feedback - via the forum or the email on the contact page.
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Free to be Me slides
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Hilary Garraway
Jun 24, 2021
Thanks for sharing Vanessa
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Running Free to be Me
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Hilary Garraway
Jun 24, 2021
thanks for sharing that Carey
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