"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.
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.