What problems/issues can be addressed with PICT?
PICT can provide lasting change for a variety of issues*. Although the model was initially developed to help survivors of trauma and childhood abuse, it is equally effective for a wide range of problems whether resulting from childhood abuse, or not. Including:-
- Poor self-esteem
- Low self-confidence
- Eating and food issues
- Obsessive Compulsions
- Overcoming Trauma
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship and sexual difficulties
- Grief/loss experiences
- and many other issues.
If you been diagnosed with (or suspect you may have) a medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Limiting to Limitless Beliefs
Many emotional issues and unwanted behaviours are underpinned by limiting or ‘mistaken beliefs’. These are the beliefs about self, others and the world around us that are formed through messages received during early childhood years. They are often in our unconscious and seem like a basic truth rather than simply a belief. Examples of mistaken beliefs include, “I’m not good enough” or “There is no safety”. The beliefs that we hold have a profound influence on our behaviour, choices, self-esteem and self-confidence.
For some people messages heard in younger years can be very apparent to them and mistaken/limiting beliefs that they hold may well be very obvious. For others, mistaken/limiting beliefs are still controlling their whole reality, however, they may not be aware of these, as the beliefs lie invisibly in the background and are demonstrated through problem behaviours, reactions and often experienced through unpleasant/uncomfortable feelings.
We use the phrase ‘mistaken’ belief, because most limiting beliefs are mistaken. Someone may know they are not very good at singing for example, however, to use the phrase in response to that challenge by saying ‘oh, I’m not good enough’ is a mistake – speaking as if being not good enough is an ‘absolute truth’ about their self/identity.
People can be puzzled as to why they hold mistaken beliefs when they have never knowingly experienced trauma, nor verbal abuse etc.
As humans we need to make meaning of our experiences, and if there is absence of information we make what meaning we can – for example, in the absence of appropriate praise and encouragement, a young child without any other information, may go onto conclude, and then believe, that they are ‘not good enough’ and carry that feeling/belief unconsciously into their adult lives.
Unfortunately, many other factors such as absence of praise for a child (which may be unintentional) can lead to the formation of invisible limiting beliefs.
Furthermore, if a child simply witnesses a parent, caregiver or significant adult, demonstrate ineffective behaviour themselves, such as poor coping skills, poor life management, or perhaps unfortunately has mental/emotional health challenges, this may also inadvertently impact on the child unconsciously, even though not specifically directed towards the child.
Parks Inner Child Therapy allows clients to discover new, enriching and life-affirming beliefs. These corrected beliefs can provide a firm foundation for new positive behaviours and support your desired outcomes from PICT sessions.
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