Addiction

Addictive Personality

Carl Jung

Co-Dependency

Communication Skills

Counselling

Dr. Ernest Holmes

Drug and Alcohol with Youth

Ericksonian Hypnosis

Family of Origin

Family Systems Theory

Financial Fitness

Gestalt

Grief and Healing Work

Group Therapy

Meditation

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Parenting Skills

Rational Emotive Therapy

Relationship Skills

Sandplay Therapy

Science of Mind

Somatic Emotional Release Work

Spirituality

Transactional Analysis

 

 
 
     
 

Below is a brief summary of the modalities and terms employed by practitioners at The Radiant Group. It is intended only as a guide not comprehensive responses. We encourage you do to your own research or contact us with more questions by emailing info@theradiantgroup.com.au or calling 02 9953 7000.

Addiction

Addictions are self-defence mechanisms and processes of decreasing choice. Simply stated, an addiction is a repeated pattern of behaviour that distracts one from discomfort, boredom, pain and stress. Left untreated these behaviour patterns become destructive to self and others and eventually turn into a lifestyle, causing harmful and in some cases fatal consequences.

Addictive Personality

Someone with an addictive personality is prone to distracting with a limited ability to focus and follow through. Although they can have big dreams and appear high-functioning they unintentionally cause disruption and damage to themselves and others. People with addictive personalities may switch addictions or have denial to subconsciously fool themselves and those around them. Left untreated, addiction sets in and takes control of their lives.

Carl Jung

Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology.

Co-Dependency

A state of dis-ease that originates from the denial of the “true-self” in order to survive within a dysfunctional family, societal, educational or religious system during one’s formative years. Co-dependents are so focused on and affected by someone else’s behaviour that they do not have much of a relationship with themselves. As adults, co-dependents are attracted to addictive types or have an addictive personality. (extract from “Set Yourself Free - by Shirley Smith)

Communication Skills

Consider your communication style personally and professionally - how effective is your communication? The purpose of good communications skills are so people hear you, can see your point of view, people understand what you mean, they remember your message. Good communication skills increase your self-confidence and allows you to negotiate from a place of integrity that equally empowers you and others. See Shirley Smith’s ‘Empowering Communications Program’ to learn more.

Counselling

Counselling involves talking with a person in a way that helps that person solve a problem or helps to create conditions that will cause the person to understand and/or improve his behaviour, character, values or life circumstances.

Dr. Ernest Holmes

Founder of Science of Mind.

Drug and Alcohol with Youth

Addressing drug and alcohol issues and abuse with adolescents and young adults. Understanding the behaviour and implementing strategies to establish healthy attitudes towards alcohol, drugs and relationship with self.

Ericksonian Hypnosis

Ericksonian hypnosis, also known as Eriksonian hypnotherapy, uses the tools of metaphor, suggestive phrases and tones of voice. The certified practitioner uses these tools when talking to the patient to help the person become more aware of his thought patterns. these tools decrease a patient's resistance to incorporating new ideas or behavior patterns.

Family of Origin

The term “Family of Origin” refers to the family that you grew up in – your parents and siblings. It may also include a grandparent, other relative, or divorced parents who lived with you during part of your childhood. These people strongly influence who we become.

Family Systems Theory

The family systems theory is a theory introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen that suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from the system.

Financial Fitness

Becoming clear about current financial status, gaining guidance and skills to develop a healthy relationship with money.

Gestalt

A modality of psychotherapy that focuses on the individual’s experience in the present moment and our relationships to other people, places and things. The client learns to become aware of what they are doing psychologically and how they can change it. Gestalt therapy was co-founded by Fritz Perls, Laura Perls and Paul Goodman in the 1940s–1950s.

Grief and Healing Work

Expressing unresolved grief is a crucial element to the healing process in order to move through depression and anxiety, receive clarity, regain energy and get life back on track.

Group Therapy

Weekly group therapy gives you on-going support to integrate changes in your life on a daily basis. Group helps you to anchor these changes in a concrete way and you also find that behavioural change is lasting, because we address underlying core conditions that drive disruptive, habitual behaviour. The process gives you an incredible amount of clarity, personal freedom, self-esteem, and validation for who you are as opposed to what you do.

Initially, the idea of group therapy can be an intimidating prospect for those who have never experienced it. Contrary to what most people think, studies show that the healing process, which occurs in group therapy, is even more effective for an individual than one on one counselling (it’s also more cost effective than one on one counselling).

Meditation

The practice taught at The Radiant Group is based on grounding the individual into the body and then

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Creating change at a neurological level of patterning. This includes changes of physical behaviours, emotions and emotional reactions, intellectual ability and quality of thinking, unconscious reactions and ‘bad’ habits.
Neuro -Rrelates to the nervous system, through which our experience is processed via the five main senses and how we make meaning of this information in our brain.
Linguistic - This relates to our communication systems and how we make meaning, including words, gestures, body language, unconscious movements and sounds. This word could easily be replaced with patterning, or habits.
Programming - The patterns of behaviour and habits from which we function are often outside of our conscious control. Our programming is the ‘software’ that commands and controls our neurology and hence our behaviour.

Parenting Skills

A 5 step process to employ with children to get instant results to change the relationship between parent and child. Creates easy, fun and loving relationships with your children whilst staying sane in the process.

Rational Emotive Therapy

Rational emotive behaviour therapy focuses on uncovering irrational beliefs which may lead to unhealthy negative emotions and replacing them with more productive rational alternatives.

Relationship Skills

Understand how we teach people how to treat us. Learn the skills required to have healthy relationships and create intimacy which include boundaries, listening, containment, feeling exchange and much more.

Sandplay Therapy

Sandplay Therapy was developed by Carl Jung and Dora Kalff from the original work of Margaret Lowenfeld. The process involves creating scenes in a tray of sand, using realistic miniatures chosen from the therapist's collection. These miniatures cover all areas of life such as people, plants, animals, houses, transportation, creepy crawlies, crystals etc. The sand may be moistened with water so that it can be molded or shaped into whatever 'landscape' the individual wishes to create.

Science of Mind

Science of Mind is not Scientology or a religious practice. It emphasizes the spiritual connection of all. It is not a closed system of thought or philosophy. It grows continually as humankind evolves, drawing on the frontiers of knowledge as well as the wisdom of the ages.

Based on metaphysical laws, Science of Mind enhances overall well-being, fulfilling relationships, and promotes increased creativity and prosperity.

Somatic Emotional Release Work

Is a craniosacral therapy technique that deals with the physical manifestations of trauma, and helps to relieve the body of the residual effects and negative responses caused by it.

Spirituality

A concept which is a personal experience for an individual. A concept tied to matters of faith, spirit and the nature and meaning of human existence.

Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis (or TA as it is often called) is a model of people and relationships that was developed during the 1960s by Dr. Eric Berne. It is based on two notions: first that we have three parts or 'ego-states' to our 'personality’ - the adult, the child and the parent. The other assumption is that these converse with one another in 'transactions' (hence the name).