CHANGE GROUP GUIDELINES
To promote change and prevent relapse.
1. Determine what your client is currently struggling with or being challenge by. You're looking for symptoms of subconscious fear or other reoccurring destructive patterns.
Ask probing questions.
A. What Process are you working on and what are you struggling with or stuck on?
B. Did you over or under react to anything this week?
C. Have you been procrastinating or avoiding anything this week?
D. Where are you on the Faster Scale and why.
Name the fear and move towards resolving it.
Step 1. Feel the feeling. I.e. how does the problem from above make you feel?
Step 2. Name the feeling, (fear, anger, sad, guilt, numb,ect.) . Remember to separate thoughts from feelings. Try to name the causes rather the symptoms.
Step 3. What is the thought / belief system (projected / survival lie) that supports the fear/feeling that results in the behavior. I.e. What would I have to believe to do or feel this?
A. Use Double Bind Worksheet, Reach Scale, Name That Button,
B. Road to the Wound, False Beliefs (page 40) ect to help find the core belief.
Step 4. Reattach the fear / coping behavior to the control of God / Jesus. See page 60, Dialoguing With God. Repent of not trusting Him in this area. Look for a protective personality.
Step 5. Break the secrecy / isolation of the problem / fear, by having the client take steps towards resolving it by using the group for specific support and accountability. See Double Bind Worksheet. Use Process 10 principals. Forgive those who caused the fear/wound, ask forgiveness from those they have hurt in the same way (homework).
Step 6. Use the Genesis Group Worksheets to track progress.
Step 7. Refer the issue to the clients Genesis Counselor for deeper work if necessary.
Note: Some symptoms of subconscious fear are: anxiety, anger/rage, isolation, procrastination, changes in priorities, compulsive behavior, judgments, mind reading, blaming, narcissism, speeding up, workaholism. criticalness, addictions, controlling, numbness, perfectionism, religiousness, problems with sleep, food, and especially reoccurring relationship problems. Check the FASTER SCALE.
REMEMBER, THIS IS ONLY A GUIDELINE, BE FLEXABLE AND CREATIVE.
By Michael Dye