© Mary Ratcliffe, 2019
Due to difficulties implementing the TV Distraction technique a new way to achieve conscious distraction was required. The following article details this technique and how to use it for the benefit of your own patients; it also explains how it worked and what the outcome was for this particular patient.
In addition, the author lists a number of valuable lessons learnt from situation, these being:-
- I can think on my feet and make the best of what might otherwise be a wasted or even a discouraging session.
- I can gain even more by writing it up, getting feedback, tightening up from that first draft into something more robust and re-usable.
- The wording given is probably much more what I think I should have said and my future clients will gain from this process of analysing what I did, filling in the gaps I might have missed on the first attempt by hearing more detailed explanations, guidance and reassurance.
- I can share it with others via the Knowledge Base as food for thought, gaining valuable CPD in the process.
- It will clearly be useful for any future young clients but might also form the basis of another measure to deal with an unprecedented response from an adult client, adapting some of the principles where appropriate and making sure to retain all the key elements of explanations, guidance and reassurance for both parts of the mind.
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