3Rs Metatheory of Counseling

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3 Stages of Switching

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.” —Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

“Align your focus with the solution and not the problem.” —Anonymous


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3Rs of Counseling & Psychotherapy

  1. Recognize
  2. Remove
  3. Replace

3 Stages of Psychotherapy

  • 3Rs are a metatheory of counseling and psychotherapy.

RECOGNIZE

Stage I

  • You must recognize—
  • the self-defeating habit.

REMOVE

Stage II

  • You must remove—
  • the self-defeating habit.

REPLACE

Stage III

  • You must replace—
  • the self-defeating habit.

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STAGE I THERAPY: RECOGNIZE

  • You must RECOGNIZE

the self-defeating habit.

  • Therapeutic work at the first stage

concerns two kinds of movement.


MOVEMENT

 

no insight to cognitive


MOVEMENT

  • FROM denial TO intellectual understanding.
  • FROM no desire TO mental desire to change.

COUNSELOR’S STAGE I TASKS

  1. Help increase understanding (insight) regarding the nature of the problem by exploring its consequences.
  2. Help increase intention (reasons) to get rid of the problem by increasing your understanding of practical solutions.
  3. Help increase motivation (drive) to get rid of the problem by increasing your understanding of practical solutions.
  4. Teach cognitive (thinking) skills, e.g., sorting, testing, accurate recall.
  5. Teach awareness and introspection skills so the client can learn to recognize the problem.

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STAGE II THERAPY: REMOVE

  • You must REMOVE

the self-defeating habit.

  • Therapeutic work at the second stage

concerns two kinds of movement.


MOVEMENT

 

cognitive insight


MOVEMENT

  • FROM thinking awareness TO feeling awareness.
  • FROM thinking desire TO emotional desire.

COUNSELOR’S STAGE II TASKS

  1. Help increase emotional awareness of the impact of the problem by heartily disputing the thinking, feeling, and behaving that maintains the problem.
  2. Help increase emotional motivation to get rid of the problem by increasing emotional awareness of practical solutions.
  3. Teach emotional (feeling) skills, e.g., emotional responsibility.
  4. Teach meditation and detachment skills.

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STAGE III THERAPY: REPLACE

  • You must REPLACE

the self-defeating habit.

  • Therapeutic work at the third stage

concerns two kinds of movement.


MOVEMENT

 

emotional insight


MOVEMENT

  • FROM feeling awareness TO acting awareness.
  • FROM emotional desire TO acting desire.

COUNSELOR’S STAGE III TASKS

  1. Help increase behavioral awareness of the impact of the problem by encouraging the client to persistently practice the new thinking, feeling, and behaving solutions.
  2. Help increase behavioral motivation to get rid of the problem by reinforcing and generalizing new behavioral successes.
  3. Teach behavioral and social skills, e.g., assertiveness.
  4. Teach motivation, endurance, and persistence skills.

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Table Version of the 3Rs

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3Rs Switch Behaviors


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Alternate Version of the 3Rs

  • In some cases it is best to modify the 3Rs to be Recognize, Reduce, Replace.
  • Clearly, there are some situations that the best that can be hoped for is a reduction of the negative and an increase in the positive.
  • Alternate 3Rs: Recognize, Reduce, Replace.
  • Keep reducing and replacing all the variables that are known to cause or lead to problems.
  • Strive for Removing all problems, but accept that you are only Reducing some of the problems.
  • Stive for Replacing all problems, but accept that you are only Replacing some of the problems.

3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2020

#Counseling #Plan: 2020-04-29

  1. Your willingness to suffer the work to end a problem, instead of suffering the problem, must be verified or developed.
  2. Your willingness to give up the problem’s payoffs, such as feelings of being better than others, is usually the first issue to work on.
  3. Your relationship to your problem needs to change; for example, stop relating to the problem as an “it” that is plaguing you and, instead, relate to the problem as a bad habit that can be replaced by practicing a better habit.
  4. Your problem with your problem, for example, your anxiety about your anxiety, is a crucial place for early work, else it might sabotage all your efforts to overcome the problem.
  5. Once you have your plan, your intention to develop new feeling, thinking, and behaving habits through continual practice must be steadfast.

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Related Pages of Free Information

  1. 3Rs: Recognize, Remove & Replace Problems
  2. CBT, CT, & REBT Cognitive Psychotherapies: List of Pages
  3. Coping Skills: Free Help
  4. Counseling Issues: Free Help
  5. Ego & Self-Esteem Fast-Facts
  6. Emotional Responsibility & Maturity: List of Pages
  7. Exercises, Methods, & Techniques: List of Pages
  8. Feeling & Coping: Fast-Facts
  9. Garden Your Mind: 3Rs
  10. REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy): List of Pages
  11. Self-Esteem Issues: List of Pages
  12. Unconditional Self-Esteem (USE): Defined

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6 Groups of Topics Menu


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9 Skills & Topics Menu


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