Our Services
 

Assessment Sessions

Counselling with
Shirley Smith

  Our Programs
 

The Set Yourself
Free Programs

3 Day Break the Cycle

Relationships and You

Weekly Group Therapy

NLP Practitioner Certification

Empowering Communications

Facilitator and
Internship Training

Transcendental Meditation 4 Day

Cancellation Policies

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Initial Assessment Session

An initial consultation is required for us to understand your individual situation. We will also help you get clarity on how to resolve the issues concerning you that you discuss in the session. During the consultation your practitioner will gather important information about your history and current situation so we can best assist you to discover the support that is right for you. It may be services we offer at The Radiant Group or we may refer you to services and practitioners outside of our organisation.

How?
Consultations can be done over the phone or face to face or via Skype:
Face to Face: Assessments take place in Sydney at our Centre in Neutral Bay.
Phone Sessions: When you call to book we arrange a suitable time and organise to get the necessary paperwork to you (via email, fax or post).
Skype Sessions: When you call to book we arrange a suitable time and organise to get the necessary paperwork to you (via email, fax or post).

When?
Appointments are available Monday to Friday, some evenings and Saturday’s.
To book please call the office on 02 9953 7000 or e-mail info@theradiantgroup.com.au


Counselling with Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith has a limited number of sessions available per week.

Individual Counselling
1½ hours is required for the initial assessment. This includes ½ hour to complete a confidential assessment form. 1 Hour follow up sessions are available depending on individual circumstances.

Couples Counselling
Initial 2 hour session (includes a general initial assessment).
Follow up 1 - 1½ hour session.

Family Counselling
Please contact our office on 02 9953 7000 to discuss your requirements.

 
   
   
 


The Set Yourself Free Programs

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Our Set Yourself Free Programs are especially for people making a lifestyle change, or those facing an important transition in their relationships or their lives, and want to make the best choices possible.

The programs are customised to address the needs of the participants and incorporate education, as well as individual and group therapy. Using an eclectic mix of healing modalities drawn from psychoanalytic therapies, our proven techniques and methodology will fast track healing and deliver lasting change in your life.

We offer 4 different themes (outlined in detail below), which have all been designed by Shirley Smith, and are facilitated by Shirley and her team of therapists. All of the programs address:

  • Breaking distractive, destructive or addictive behaviour patterns;
  • Learning how to have healthy relationships with your partner/spouse, family friends and especially with yourself;
  • Impaired stages of development from your formative years, which causes you to be reactive, make bad choices and feel destabilised.

Each program primarily benefits the participant, however, we can confidently say they have powerful and far reaching positive impact on family, significant others, friends and even generations to follow.

Contact us on 02 9953 7000 if you have any further questions or are interested in participating in an upcoming Set Yourself Free program.

 

Program Format

Each of our 4 Set Yourself Free themed programs are offered in a 12 day format.

Attending for a minimum of 12 consecutive days, combined with the unique design of our programs, allows participants to safely take down their defences and get to the core of their issues very quickly. Healing doesn’t have to take as long as people think, as you will discover in this deep and life-changing program.

Program Includes:

  • Twelve days of treatment including lectures, group therapy and an outdoor Adventure Therapy Program (eg. Challenge High Ropes Course or an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program).
  • Two individual sessions: a pre-assessment and integration session after the program, valued at $300.00.
  • 1 copy of Shirley’s book valued at $29.95.
  • Set of 4 audio CD’s, valued at $99.00.
  • Series of video lectures valued at $500.00.

This program format is equivalent to 6 months of individual and group therapy and offers the best value for time and money.

 

Themes

1. The Alchemy of Relationships

Turn the lead in your life into GOLD! What would it be like if you could take your mistakes, resentments and misfortunes and change them into something you treasure?

What Is Alchemy? Alchemy is a “sacred science” combining matter and spirit. Turning water into wine and lead into gold were every day tasks for the Alchemist. “Alchemising” a situation or a relationship involves a process that integrates science with the mysteries of spirituality. It makes the unknown – known and shows you how to use it for positive benefit in your life.

Why Alchemy in Relationships? The “lead” in our life often reveals itself in our relationships. This program will help you “alchemise” the heaviness of destructive behaviours, negative beliefs and either frozen or overwhelming, suppressed emotions.

Intimacy vs Intensity. The major reason people seek out counselling, buy books or enrol in personal development programs is to relieve pain from past unresolved relationships, mend problems in their current relationships and create more intimacy. What those seekers discover is that most people have intimacy confused with intensity.

Intimate relationships are really spiritual relationships. Think of it, the generic word to describe intimacy is connection. This is also a general word used to describe spirituality. You can’t have a connection with another until you have it with yourself first. If you want that connection, you have to be willing to share the most vulnerable and intimate parts of you - your personal, internal world - with a significant other. Meaning your thoughts, feelings, wants, desires and what you value. To do this confidently, without the fear of rejection, is easier said than done.

Intensity in relationships is an addictive substitute for intimacy caused by unresolved childhood wounds such as neglect, abandonment, abuse, engulfment, extreme control and unmet childhood needs. Many are caught in an addictive cycle (a swirling dance) that is an intense replacement for true intimacy and real relating. Intensity distracts partners from discovering the real issue... acknowledging and dealing with the emptiness and loneliness in their relationship.

The program will show you how to:

  • Release resentments, regrets and neutralise negativity from your past so you can fi nd new strengths and gain the real benefits.
  • Learn the secret formula for lasting behavioural change.
  • Recognise and interrupt co-addictive relationship patterns that drain your relationships, perpetuating emptiness and loneliness.
  • Gain clarity around whether or not you want to stay in a relationship.
  • Learn how to say “No” without feeling fear or guilt about another’s response?
  • Learn how to establish healthy boundaries.
  • Maintain your individuality and independence in intimate relationships?
  • Stop “walking on eggshells” in your relationships?
  • Clarify your needs and wants and how to address them in adult relationships.
  • Truly forgive yourself and others for past mistakes.
  • Create more love, intimacy and fulfilment in your relationships and in your life.

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To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact us on 02 9953 7000 or via email info@theradiantgroup.com.au

 

2. Breaking the Family Trance

Focus:
This program focuses on identifying and breaking free of adapted family roles so that you can experience true freedom, live an authentic life, and feel satisfied in your personal and professional relationships.

Overview:
Children learn to adapt from their authentic self in order to get the needs of the family system met. This creates huge problems with identity in later years, particularly if our relationships, our careers or our health breaks down. We lose hope and depression sets in.

How do you know if you need to break free?

  • Do you struggle to meet your own needs and wants, placing friends and family first?
  • Are you overly responsible for others?
  • Do you suffer from repetitive, frustrating situations and unhealthy behaviours in your personal and professional relationships?
  • Are you “the one” who listens to others problems?
  • Do you feel uncomfortable asking others for help?
  • Are you tired of being invisible?
  • Do you find yourself feeling compelled to use humour to ease emotional tension?
  • Are you tired of searching for what you can do or acquire to feel happy and satisfied?

Maybe it’s time to think about what you can undo!

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it’s likely that you are carrying a family legacy and a role from your formative years that doesn’t belong to you. HISTORY DOESN’T HAVE TO REPEAT ITSELF! Learn to break free and start living life as the “real” you.

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To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact us on 02 9953 7000 or via email info@theradiantgroup.com.au

 

3. Breaking the Fantasy Bond

Focus:
This program concentrates on arresting destructive relationship patterns that cause drama, pain, guilt and frustration.

Overview:
Participating in Breaking the Fantasy Bond will help you uncover the unconscious psychological defences, which create destructive habits and behaviour patterns that keep you stuck; recycling the same unfulfilling relationships and circumstances in your life.

Dr Robert Firestone, the originator of this work says, “people’s psychological defences put in place to protect them from pain in childhood, later play destructive, limiting roles in their adult life”.

If you are ready to address the core issues that prevent you from experiencing success, freedom, deep fulfilment and love, then this program is for you.

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To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact us on 02 9953 7000 or via email info@theradiantgroup.com.au

 

4. Break The Cycle and Gain Control of Your Life

Focus:
The focus of this program is fear and shame, which can lead to self-sabotage; reactive behaviour; lonely or destructive relationships; and overwhelming or frozen feelings.

Overview:
Fear has many faces: apprehension – anxiety – nervous indecision – worry – panic – dread.

Becoming aware – cognitively and viscerally - of the feelings of fear and shame stored deeply in the unconscious is a necessary step in breaking free.

The problem with fear is not the fear itself. The ‘problem’ is the consequences of fear based decisions and behaviours (especially the unconscious fears) that cause unhappiness, destruction and drama in our lives.

If you feel blocked or immobilised in a part of your life that is very important to you, and would like to lessen the intensity that fear has on your life, this 12-day program is the right choice for you.

When:
Fri, 15th January 2016 to Tues, 26th January 2016 (12 straight days)

Where:
Sydney Polo Club, 100 Ridges Lane, Richmond NSW 2753

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To register your interest, book your place or to find out more information please contact us on 02 9953 7000 or via email info@theradiantgroup.com.au

 

5. Healing the Wounds of Adolescence

Focus:
Relieve emotional pain especially reducing shame, anger and other overwhelming feelings; learn boundaries to experience healthy adult relationships; grieve childhood and adult losses you can move on; move away from blame and victim to regain freedom and choice.

Overview:
Adolescence is a powerful time in life because this is the natural time when we differentiate our identity from our family. We begin the process of ‘leaving home’ emotionally. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen for most people, leaving them feeling wounded, broken-spirited and emotionally stunted. This program deals with shame, anger and sexuality and will give you the opportunity to:

  • FREE YOURSELF…..from shame so you can have more of what you want.
  • LEARN…to use healthy anger as a boundary rather than a defence.
  • CLARIFY….your values regarding your sexuality, how you want to express it and learn to accept pleasure rather than feel guilty.

An adolescent is the explorer, and the adventurer who likes to learn, take risks and enjoy life. Reclaiming the spirit of the adolescent within will allow you to be more authentic, spontaneous and secure, enhancing your ability to create a satisfying and happy life.

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Break the Cycle - 3 Day Program

Who is this program for? In order to expand, improve and make the most out of life, you must have a strong personal foundation. Think Highrise. For the building to stand tall, be stable and remain functional, a good deal of time is spent laying down the foundation and creating the proper structure. If the foundations are not right - there’s trouble later!

  • Do you keep doing things you promised you’d never do again?
  • Do you attract partners who are needy or emotionally unavailable?
  • Have you lost your passion and sometimes feel numb?
  • Do you experience life as “all or nothing”?
  • Do you run on adrenaline and feel fl at if you stop?
  • Are you a “control freak” or feel out of control?
  • Do you present an “all together” act, yet fear people will discover you are a fraud?
  • Are you “the one” who listens to others download their problems?
  • Are you tired of being invisible?
  • Do you struggle to meet your own needs and wants, placing family and friends first?
  • Do you feel uncomfortable asking others for help?
  • Do you have issues of perfectionism eg. performance and body image?
  • Are you overly responsible at work?
  • Do you feel lonely even when you are with people?
  • Has your childhood caused you to be anxious about parenting?
  • Do you fi nd yourself feeling compelled to distract others, or use humour to ease emotional tension?
  • Are you still waiting for your partner to change?
  • When you get what you want, do you enjoy what you’ve got?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this program could be the most important step you take to give yourself the life you want.

When:
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Relationships and You - 9 Day Program

A 9-day program for couples, family members or singles who want to have better relationships and learn skills for more healthy relating.

This Program Is For

  • Couples wanting to heal their relationship, take it to the next level of love & intimacy, or separate and move on amicably.
  • Family members who want better communication and a closer connection.
  • Singles who want to create a positive and passionate relationship.

This program is especially designed for those who are ready to address what’s preventing them from experiencing more trust, freedom, connection and love in their relationships. With the right resources and support you can change the quality of your relationships. Don’t give up on love, or miss out on experiencing deeply satisfying intimate relationships.

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Ongoing Weekly Group Therapy

Our group therapy process addresses underlying core conditions that drive disruptive, habitual behaviour and cause confusion and grief in your life. We particularly focus on self-sabotaging and reactive behaviour, overwhelming or frozen emotions and lonely, destructive or unfulfi lling relationships. We cover all aspects from your formative years that cause destabilisation and upsets in your life today.

Learning to be open and vulnerable, letting others see the real you, is done in a safe and respectful manner. Often people have absolutely no idea how others see them and are surprised by the amount of positive conformation they receive. Group is a safe way to learn and practice healthy relating skills you probably didn’t learn in childhood.

Group work supports the realisations and breakthroughs made during our programs to become integrated into your daily life. The group process also helps you make the changes you want to make in practical and lasting ways and to see the results of those changes very quickly. 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.

Group sessions run every week during the evening, as well as the day, with participants committing to eight consecutive weeks at a time. After completing one of our programs, you may start in a group when a place becomes available.

For more information about the benefits of group therapy, please watch my video “Introduction to Group Therapy" below, enter the password "introduction" to view.

To register your interest, or to find out more information please contact us on 02 9953 7000 or via email info@theradiantgroup.com.au

 
 
 
 

NLP Essentials
A Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification Course

The NLP Practitioner Certification course teaches the essential foundation and effective principles of Neuro Linguistic Programming, therefore affording the practitioner with a series of tools to maximise opportunities and minimise problematic situations.

The course provides training in a combination of Classic Code NLP and New Code NLP and teaches a comprehensive structure for facilitating success in multiple contexts of life. The core purpose of Neuro Linguistic Programming is to acquisition of skill from top performers and the converting of that skill into a structure, so as to transfer it more easily and quickly to self and/or others.

During the course you will be taught NLP through conscious and unconscious channels so as to deepen your understanding and application of your tools of NLP, thus providing you, the Practitioner, with extended choice in dealing with self and others.

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Empowering Communications
Make Presentations for Maximum Impact and Master Communication Styles for Personal and Business Success

If growing your business, increasing sales and improving key business relationships are a priority for YOU, it is imperative that you become an expert communicator.

In this program you will:

  • Design and deliver persuasive presentations that get results
  • Tailor communication to suit different types of people and deliver your message with maximum impact
  • Improve your marketing effectiveness
  • Harness the pressure (stress) of presentations into excitement and enthusiasm
  • Transform technical material into presentations that are interesting and engaging
  • Overcome objections to get the outcomes you want
  • Reduce conflict due to personality clashes and power struggles
  • Create trust and rapport with new clients and build robust relationships
  • Frame and deliver winning presentations quickly (often within minutes)
  • Feel confident to deliver impromptu presentations

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Facilitator and Internship Training Program

Facilitation is about creating the right environment, atmosphere and opportunity for people to contribute, learn, heal, and move forward in constructive and positive ways.

For more than 30 years Shirley Smith has been teaching and facilitating groups and programs for people recovering from co-dependency, addictions and PTSD from family of origin issues. In this ‘invitation only’ Facilitator Program Shirley will be teaching the models she has developed to successfully address these issues as well as using the Post Induction Model for Developmental Immaturity developed by Pia Mellody.

Post Induction Therapy for Developmental Immaturity is a therapy modality designed to treat the effects of childhood trauma and resulting issues of developmental immaturity. The modalities offer an eclectic approach, using individual and group therapy. They are drawn from psychoanalytic therapies, Gestalt, Family Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Therapy and concepts of Erik Erikson and Carl Rogers.

This program is ideal for individuals currently working or training in therapeutic roles. It will also be of great benefit to health professionals, life coaches, trainers and people who have done self-development work and are now ready to go to a deeper level. The program will be designed and delivered by Shirley, and will quite possibly be the last Facilitation Training she presents in Australia.

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Transcendental Meditation - 4 day course with Carol Maher

Meditation is for everyone. All age groups and walks of life and/or lifestyles. Meditation is practiced by elite athletes, mothers, executives of multi-national companies, students, celebrities and retirees. Meditation is also being used to restore emotional balance in conditions such as depression, anxiety, hyperactivity and attention defi cit disorder. Meditation has been seen to reduce the devastating eff ects of stress, increase energy, vitality, clearer thinking and more positive outlook on life.

Carol Maher has over 30 years experience teaching various techniques in meditation to newcomers and experienced meditation practitioners. Carol’s unique teaching style and knowledge of correct introductory techniques for beginners, places her amongst the world’s most experienced meditation consultants.

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Cancellation Policies of The Radiant Group

Therapy is most effective when it takes place consistently, with best results occurring when appointments are kept and regularly attended. The following information outlines our standard policies and procedures on cancellations, missed appointments and course withdrawals. This enables us to keep costs to a minimum, make times available for other clients and schedule participants into our group programs to work for everyone’s benefit.

Cancellations & Missed Appointments
Our one-on-one sessions with the team at The Radiant Group are limited. Missed appointments not only jeopardise successful treatment, they prevent others from having the session time.

  • Appointments cancelled with less than 36 hours notice will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the normal counselling fee for the session.
  • If you give less than 24 hours notice, or simply fail or forget to turn up for a session then the full fee will be charged. This policy is representative of the industry standard within the Counselling/Psychotherapy profession.
  • Cancellations and/or rescheduling must be notified within The Radiant Group's business hours.
  • Appointments on Mondays need to be cancelled or rescheduled by close of business on Thursday.

Course Withdrawal
In the event that a participant wishes to withdraw or leave without completion from any program run by The Radiant Group, the fee is non-refundable. The fee may be transferable toward another program run by The Radiant Group, but must be agreed & discussed with the director Shirley Smith.

Refund Policy
The Radiant Group does not offer refunds on any programs or sessions as a standard company policy. If you have completed a program and honestly feel that you have not received any value, then we will gladly discuss the possibility of repeating a program.

There are no refunds available for one on one sessions.