Here's some background information about the approach we'll use in our sessions:
Health Realisation (HR) is a resiliency approach to human psychology and spirituality which was first developed in the 1980's by Roger C. Mills and Dr. George Pransky. Referred to as "the future of psychology", it is based on ideas and insights these psychologists developed by attending lectures given by philosopher and author Sydney Banks.
HR focuses on the nature of thought and how it affects one's experience of people and the world around them. Students of HR are taught that their reaction to their circumstances can change subconsciously simply by becoming aware that they are creating their own experience.
HR also goes under the earlier name of "Psychology of Mind" and most recently, the "Three Principles" or the "Inside-Out" Understanding.
In the HR model, all psychological experience, from severe disorders to glowing health, are presented as manifestations of three operative "principles":
"Mind" has been likened to the electricity running a movie projector, "Thought" to the images on the film and "Consciousness" to the light from the projector that throws the images onto the screen, making them appear real.
According to HR, people experience their reality and their circumstances through the constant filter of their thoughts. Consciousness makes that filtered reality seem "the way it really is" and people react to it as if it were true. But, when their thinking changes, reality seems different, and their reactions change. Thus, according to HR, people are constantly creating their own experience of reality via their thinking.
People tend to experience their reality as stressful, according to HR, when they are having insecure or negative thoughts. But HR suggests that such thoughts do not need to be taken seriously. When one understands that Mind is supplying wisdom "in the moment", they can take their personal thoughts and feelings more lightly. According to HR, the mind then quietens down and positive feelings emerge spontaneously. Thus, HR also teaches that people have health and well-being already within them (in HR this is known as "innate health"), ready to emerge as soon as their troubled thinking has passed. The more accurately one sees reality, the easier it is to navigate that reality.
According to HR, people gain access to common sense and they can tap into the universal capacity for creative problem solving or "inner wisdom." When a person grasps the understanding behind HR in an experiential way, an expansive sense of emotional freedom and wellbeing can result.