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Applied Metapsychology is a method of helping people derived
from principles established by such renowned psychologists as Ivan Pavlov, Sigmund Freud, and Carl Rogers. The subject is built on a series of highly disciplined and structured techniques that have been practised by therapists and facilitators for over 25 years and has proved highly effective at reducing the stresses of intense
emotional experiences for a wide range of people, as well as
bringing about personal growth and development. Traumatic
Incident Reduction (TIR) is one of many effective techniques in
the subject of Applied Metapsychology (AMP).
- REF: TIRA-traumatic incident reduction association -
This is person-centred work, there is
no interpretation or leading from
"META" means "beyond".
The term metapsychology, coined by Freud, has been defined by Frank A.Gerbode, MD (developer of the subject) as follows: “The science that
unifies mental and physical experience. Its purpose is to discover the rules that apply to both. It is a study of the person, his/her abilities, and
experience, as seen from his/her own point of view. It goes beyond the
study of behavior to the study of that which behaves, the person him or
herself, and the person’s perceptual, conceptual, and creative activity.”
Applied Metapsychology then, (AMP for short), is the application of
structured techniques within a generally person-centered context,
designed to permit a person to examine his or her: life, mind, emotions,
experiences (including traumatic experiences), decisions, fixed ideas, and successes, with the aim of resolving areas of emotional charge and
returning to a more productive and satisfying life.
In other words, you are at the center of the work when you embark upon
the adventure of applying this subject.
------ Viewing is an essentially educational activity in which you, the viewer (the client), inspect some aspect of your life. This work is considered educational in nature because the knowledge, realizations and insights come from you, from the inside, rather than being evaluated for you, or given to you from outside yourself. Your job in a viewing session is the most important one, because only you know your own mental and emotional world. This is person-centered work. Your partner in this process is your facilitator –mwho uses:
· A structured form of communication
· Rules built on a paradigm that establishes
safety and confidentiality
· Tested, proven techniques
to assist you to look at troublesome areas of your
What is a “facilitators”role ?
--------- A practitioner of Applied Metapsychology is referred to as
a facilitator rather than as a “therapist” or “counselor” because these terms imply that something is done by one person to another, which is not the case in viewing. Also, because of the educational nature of the subject, not all Applied Metapsychology facilitators are licensed therapists or counselors.
An Applied Metapsychology facilitator is defined as: a person using the process of viewing to help another; a person who helps another to perform the actions of
viewing. In other words a facilitator’s function is to help the viewer
to view his/her world and thereby to alleviate the
emotional charge contained therein.
Registration is with the Traumatic Incident Reduction Associasion
Much of the training, offered by Applied Metapsychology International, in TIR and related Applied Metapsychology techniques is considered appropriate for all levels of practicing social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, clergy, and
critical incident stress de-briefers. While appropriate for use in a therapeutic setting, and while its results may be viewed as therapeutic in nature, Applied Metapsychology, its method and
techniques, are a form of highly disciplined and structured integrative education, which results in personal improvement. The structure and safety built into the subject make it well suited for community mental health and peer co-counseling.
What is an “end point”?
An end point is the point at which the cycle connected with an
activity has been successfully completed. This is the point at
which the activity should be ended. In Applied Metapsychology, an end point occurs when you are satisfied that the area, incident or issue being addressed is complete. One area of life might produce many end points before complete resolution, but each aspect that is addressed, each technique used to address it, goes
to its own smaller end point, until the whole area is complete to your satisfaction.
The end point of any activity always includes an improvement in emotional state and an unsticking of attention, bringing one more fully into the present, and often includes a realization
and/or new viewpoint on the area being addressed. This is the point at which a successful viewing session is finished/ended. This unique protocol is one of the more prominent that sets TIR and related techniques apart from other methodologies, and is a key piece to its effectiveness and success. It is important for you as a viewer to be aware of this and to schedule sufficient time for your
sessions to be taken to an end point. One and half to two hours is about average, though the sessions can be much longer or shorter than that. After you have some experience, you and your
facilitator will often have a better idea of what is a normal session length for you. Session length also depends upon the severity or complexity of what is being addressed.