What you as a facilitator are doing is for a great deal that you are supplying people with tools they can use to live their lives more fully. What is important is not so much that you make them feel good while in session, as it is what they take with them when they leave.

Give a hungry man a fish and he will be fed that day. Teach him to fish and he can keep himself fed for a lifetime. You are teaching people to fish, you aren't just handing out fish to them.

What you can help people find is new abilities, knowledge they can use, a direction in life, resources they can refer to at any time, and greater certainty that they are in charge of their own lives.

Some of the techniques you do, the client can do too by herself. That mostly goes for imagination and perception processing. You wouldn't expect them to do re-experiencing or dialoguing on their own. But they can discover their internal representation of something and change the perceptual controls on it. They can do swish patterns on their own. They can visualize their desired future and make it more attractive.

The biggest thing you can do for them is to show them that they are the creators of their own realities, that they are cause. If they are operating from cause they can themselves be the source of what to do.

Be willing to discuss philosophical principles whenever it seems appropriate. Don't keep the basics of transformational processing secret. Right after you have finished a certain process is a perfect time to discuss the principles it is based on, so that the client can both understand them theoretically and practically.


- Write down a list of tools you are using in your own life.

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