All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
All 10 therapists at the Greenbrier Academy will begin a 40 hour training on February 14, 2018, conducted by L Jay Mitchell. This staff training will be held on our beautiful campus in Pence Springs, WV to support staff in implementing the GBA therapeutic model. All therapists have previously received 80 hours of training from Mitchell on skills and interventions to change personal identity, deep rooted subconscious beliefs, and mental strategies.
The February 2018 training will use a Case Studies approach. All therapists will submit Case Studies revealing significant client challenges to practice creatively combining skillsets and develop greater competency in the GBA therapeutic model of Applied Relationality.
Relationality actually focuses on the meanings about self and the world created through relational experiences. Significant experiences are often intense (like trauma) and can lead students to conclude life controlling beliefs about themselves and others. Beliefs like "I am helpless"; "I am hopeless", "I am unworthy", and "I am not enough" can elicit negative behavioral patterns. Much of the training pertains to eliciting these subconscious beliefs and replacing them with positive beliefs.
The Case Studies include the following contexts.
- Students who fake being "okay" all the time: working with conscious and unconscious denial.
- Students who get angry when core beliefs and feelings are elicited.
- Building rapport with students resistant to it.
- Parents who are continually trying to rescue their daughter, oftentimes reaffirming detrimental relationship patterns.
- Students who are stuck seeing things from only one perspective.
The focus of resolution includes the various combinations of the following skills and interventions.
- Neurologically accessing how a student views self and others, and the relationship between the two.
- How to ask the right questions: being specific or vague depending on context.
- Pursuing assumptions and presuppositions we make in communication.
- Using focus and physiology to neurologically activate the "whole mind”.
- Clarifying outcomes.
- Creating consensus and permission to set up accountability.
- Using anchors, physiology, affirmations, and focused meditation to achieve resourceful emotional states.
- Use of Archetypes.
- Therapeutic use of existential questions such as: "Who Am I, Who Are You, What is My Life Purpose, Why Should I Care About Other People, What is Really Important, What is Right and Wrong and Why, What is Virtue".
All therapists at Greenbrier Academy are dedicated to supporting students to heal and thrive long after their time on campus. These trainings support clinical staff to give students the tools needed to heal and transform their relationships with self and others.
About Greenbrier Academy
Greenbrier Academy (GBA) is an all-girls' therapeutic boarding school. The mission at Greenbrier Academy is to mentor and empower adolescent girls and their families to create quality, healing intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships through inspired critical thinking, advanced therapeutics, college prep academics, and stimulating adventures.