Effective therapy, or coaching, is touching and moving clients. As professionals, we are providing an emotional service because all of our clients’ problems have to do with emotional self-regulation. Therefore, to make therapy effective the impact must be affective!
I will first provide an overview of the Person-System-Interactions theory of the personality-researcher Julius Kuhl. It represents a theoretical foundation for thinking about specific ways of self-regulation. Prof. Kuhl defined four interacting subsystems and specific interplays, e.g. the interplay between “self-confrontation & self-calming” or the the interplay between “self-motivation & self-braking”. How a person manages the interplay between these subsystems results in different ego states.
Coaching and therapy can be regarded as a service to enhance the client’s affective self-regulation, improving their resilience. That is why secondly we will take a look at resilience from an affective and process-oriented point of view using the PSI-theory. Viennese humor, short movies and case examples will make this course an affective journey, too.
On the basis of this knowledge we can:
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*