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"A New Vision for Psychotherapy"

Like Milton Erickson's work, self-relations
emphasizes the positive aspects of
problem and symptoms. It sees such
disturbances of the "normal order" as
evidence that "something is waking up"
in the life of a person or community.


trance camp link

The principle and processes of
sponsorship are the cornerstone of
self-relations. The word "sponsorship"
comes from the Latin "spons",
meaning, "to pledge solemnly". So
sponsorship is a vow to help a person
(including one's self) to use each and
every event and experience to awaken
to the goodness and gifts of the self,
the world, and the connections
between the two.

TC 2012 Talk Interview