KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY AS YAGERIAN THERAPY
Certification Requirements, Study Guide, and Directory of Therapists
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Requirements for Certification in Yagerian Therapy
By the Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc.
Effective March 2015
Certification Study Guide
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Levels of Certification offered by the Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc.
Yagerian Therapist This level of certification requires satisfactory completion of all steps below.
Trainer This level of certification requires satisfactory completion of all steps outlined below.
Individuals can be Certified only by Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc.
Levels and qualifications for these Certifications, their responsibilities and privileges, are as follows:
Requirements for Certification as a Yagerian Therapist
Applicants must complete the Training, Case Observations, Examination and Proof of Competency requirements as described in following paragraphs.
· Applicants must be established as health practitioners in their country.
· Applicants must hold membership in a professional organization that is commensurate with their professional status or be licensed by their government to practice psychotherapy.
Training requirements may be satisfied either by a minimum of 15-hours of classroom training or by completion of a Home-Study course that has been approved by the Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc.
Classroom training may be completed in any location when conducted by a Certified Trainer. Training requirement may also be satisfied by completion of an online, home-study course provided the course has been approved by the Institute.
In addition to the Training requirement, Applicant must observe a minimum of 15-hours of the clinical application of Subliminal Therapy as conducted by a Certified Yagerian Therapist or Yagerian Trainer. This requirement may be satisfied by observing sessions in person or by observing video recordings of such sessions. This requirement must be completed prior to taking the Certification Examination. No formal authentication of this requirement will be required; the Applicant’s assertion of completion will suffice.
· This examination must be completed online via the website of the Institute, www.stii.us.
· Applicant must pass with a minimum score of 95%.
· As an aid to studying for the examination, affirmative statements of all questions in the battery of questions are available on the website of the Institute.
· A non-refundable fee of 50 USD will be charged for each administration of the examination.
· Applicant is permitted to retake the examination as many times and as frequently as desired.
Proof of Competency
Proof of competency in applying Subliminal Therapy must be satisfied by completing one of the following two options:
Option One: Personal observation and evaluation by a Trainer, or a Certified Therapist acting under the supervision of a Trainer, of one case using Subliminal Therapy by Applicant. The case may consist of one or more sessions and must include all of the steps of Subliminal Therapy. A successful outcome from the course of treatments is not required; it is the intention of this requirement that skill in application be demonstrated. Documentation of evaluations must be provided by the reviewing person and a fee may be charged by that person for the review.
Option Two: Written evaluation by a Trainer, or by a Certified Therapist acting under the supervision of a Trainer, of a video-recorded case as described above and conducted by Applicant. A fee may be charged by the reviewing person for the time required for this evaluation.
A written application for certification must be submitted to the Institute after completion of the above requirements. This application may be submitted electronically or in paper form and must include the following:
· Applicant’s name, identification, a portrait photograph and complete contact information.
· A copy of the written statement of Competency signed by a Trainer, or by a Certified Therapist acting under the supervision of a Trainer.
· A statement signed by Applicant affirming that Applicant has completed the Training and Observation requirements listed above.
Proof of having passed the Certification Examination will be established at the time of completion of the examination since relevant data is recorded and reported to the Institute at that time.
A non-refundable, application fee of 50 USD must be paid to the Institute at the time of submission of the application. This fee is non-refundable regardless of approval or disapproval of the application. Payment may be made via PayPal or by credit card.
Final Approval of Certification as a Yagerian Therapist
Final approval of applications for certification may be granted by the President, Chief Executive Officer or the Board of Directors of the Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc. following final review of the application and, if required, responses to requests for additional information and/or documentation from Applicant.
Renewal of Yagerian Therapist Certification
Practitioner Certifications must be renewed on an annual basis by a letter of request for renewal submitted to the Institute. A renewal fee of 100 USD will be waived provided the following tasks have been faithfully completed.
· Those holding Therapist Certification must employ the method in a manner that is consistent with the ethical standards of the Institute and must maintain the principle of engaging the extra-conscious mind of the patient to conduct the work of therapy. A written statement to that effect in the letter of request for renewal will suffice to verify compliance.
· Those holding Therapist Certification must submit a minimum monthly average of two sets of Success Rate Inventories (form YSEI) to the Institute as contributions to the data pool of the Institute. A “set” of inventories consists of YSEI forms completed by the patient before treatment, after-treatment, and where possible at follow-up, weeks or months post-treatment.
Privileges of Therapist Certification
· Your name, status, links and related data of your design will be posted on the website of the Institute.
· You will be eligible for referrals from the Institute.
· You will have authorization to publicize your Certification in any responsible way.
· You will have access to consultants associated with STI, Inc.
· You will have access to restricted information on the website of the Institute.
Requirements for Certification as a Yagerian Therapy Trainer
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
· Applicant must be Certified as a Yagerian Therapist.
· Applicants must have been actively engaged in the application of Subliminal Therapy for a minimum of one-year after receiving Certification as a Yagerian Therapist and be eligible for renewal of that certification.
· Applicants must submit a video-recorded, public presentation they have made on a subject that promotes the use of Subliminal Therapy.
· Applicants must submit a written article of 400-to-500 words on some aspect of Subliminal Therapy that will be used to promote Subliminal Therapy. Possible subjects include applications, new developments, marketing and others.
· Applicants must submit ten (10) publishable case reports on their use of Subliminal Therapy. Each report must consist of 50-to-100 words.
A written application for certification must be submitted to the Institute after completion of the above requirements. This application must include the following:
· Applicant’s name, identification, a portrait photograph and complete contact information.
· Copies of related qualifications and confirmations.
· A statement affirming that Applicant has completed the Training and Observation requirements listed above.
Final Approval of Trainer Certification
Following final review of the application and responses to requests for additional information and/or documentation from Applicant, final approval of applications for certification may be granted by the President, Chief Executive Officer or the Board of Directors of the Subliminal Therapy Institute, Inc.
An application fee of 500 USD must be paid to the Institute at the time of submission of the application. This fee will be refunded in the event the application is rejected.
Renewal of Trainer Certification
Trainer Certifications must be renewed on an annual basis by a letter of request for renewal submitted to the Institute. A renewal fee of 500 USD for annual renewal will be waived provided the following tasks have been faithfully executed.
· Those holding Trainer Certification must submit a minimum monthly average of three sets of Success Rate Inventories (form YSEI) to the Institute as contributions to the data pool of the Institute.
· Trainers must complete courses for Trainers sponsored by the Institute. These courses will consists of training and evaluation in presentation skills, demonstrations, report writing and marketing. Trainings will be sponsored by the Institute and will be offered in the United States, Europe and elsewhere as required, or may be offered online.
· Trainers must agree to teach Subliminal Therapy within the outline and content of the Training Syllabus issued by the Institute unless formal announcement is made that their offering will be otherwise. This Syllabus will be maintained and updated by the Institute to reflect new developments. It is the intent of this provision to insure continuity of the basic tenets and assumptions of Subliminal Therapy, not to limit the offering of new developments in its use.
Obligations and Privileges of Trainer Certification
· Trainings must be consistent with the ethical standards of the Institute and must maintain the principle of engaging the extra-conscious mind of the patient to conduct the work of therapy.
· Trainers who independently organize and sponsor trainings in Subliminal Therapy must support the work of the Institute by contributing 5% of registration fees to the Institute. Payment is to be made at the conclusion of the trainings.
· The registration fee for the training is to be set by the Trainer.
· Certifications of completion of the trainings issued to participants must include notation of authentication by the Institute, the Logo of the Institute, and the Trainer’s signature.
Certification Study Guide (Romanian Version)
This is a study guide for those seeking certification in Yagerian Method (9-21-12). This is a list of statements from which certification questions will be drawn.
Affirmative Statements of Certifications Questions
- We have the capacity to heal, both mentally and physically.
- Conditioned responses can take the form of conflicts in the subconscious domain.
- Identifying the problematic parts and then reconditioning them to support current needs and values is the core of Yagerian Method.
- The three levels of mental functioning in the Yagerian Method are: conscious, subconscious, and a level of extra-conscious capability.
- Unrealistic expectation of our ability to control our lives and behaviors become limits to our conscious abilities to do so.
- Our conscious abilities are limited.
- Learning and relearning is possible in the subconscious domain.
- Self-prompted action is not within the capacity of the subconscious domain.
- The influence of direct hypnotic suggestions can be limited by the subconscious domain.
- The extra-conscious domain of the mind seems to have self-awareness, but lacks proactive capacity.
- In the Yagerian Method, Centrum is the name of the extra-conscious domain.
- Phase One of the Yagerian Method process is building rapport with the patient, educating the patient about the technique and clarifying the goal(s) of the therapy.
- Phase Two of the Yagerian Method process is establishing communication with Centrum, determining Centrum’s willingness to support the conscious goal, and ensuring Centrum’s ability to do the work.
- Phase Three of the Yagerian Method process is the actual application of the Yagerian Method to treat the presenting problem.
- Centrum is engaged and guided by the therapist to take the necessary steps during Phase Three of the Yagerian Method.
- Phase Four of the Yagerian Method is the process of determining if the previous work is complete.
- Phase Five of the Yagerian Method is follow-up.
- In Phase Five of the Yagerian Method hod, where all indications are that the work is complete, it is important for the patient to recognize that recurrence of the problem simply indicates that the work is not complete.
- The Yagerian Method is a technique in which unconscious “thinking” abilities are accessed and utilized.
- An assumption of the Yagerian Method is that our lives are largely determined by conditioning from life experiences.
- Patients must be aware that it is possible to change conditioning.
- Patients must be motivated to change as a condition of relearning values, beliefs, and behaviors.
- Our mental functioning is mostly unconscious.
- We possess a higher domain of intelligence.
- The subconscious domain is fragmented, consisting of “parts” representing continuing influences from experiences.
- In the Yagerian Method, our subconscious domain consists largely of “parts.” These “parts” can represent a skill, value, limitation, or anything else that has been learned.
- The parts of the subconscious domain can be reconditioned by recognizing their existence, establishing communication with them, and educating them about our current reality, needs and values, thereby persuading them to exert their influence in ways that support current life.
- An assumption of the Yagerian Method is that people are conditioned by experiences in life.
- Another assumption of the Yagerian Method is that a higher level of intelligence (Centrum) can communicate with the conscious domain of our mind.
- Another assumption of the Yagerian Method is that the subconscious domain consists largely of subsystems that may function autonomously. In Yagerian Method, these subsystems are called “parts.”
- Another assumption of the Yagerian Method is that there is a mental entity that may best be described as a “higher” intelligence, a domain that has been named “Centrum.”
- At least in the beginning of the work, the therapist should pose questions to Centrum in a direct, first-person format.
- During communication with Centrum, the patient will probably begin to demonstrate the “signs” associated with the trance state of hypnosis. Examples of these signs are diaphragmatic breathing, eye roll, and flaccid muscle tone.
- Questions to Centrum should be posed in a direct, concrete, non-ambiguous, format, with no implied or double-meaning elements.
- The therapist should consistently preface questions to Centrum by saying the name “Centrum.”
- In the interactive process of the Yagerian Method, the therapist is informed by responses from Centrum.
- If the patient has found he cannot use the “chalkboard,” the therapist should not abandon the use of the chalkboard completely; it may work later.
- The therapist, while speaking to a resistant part, should acknowledge the part as being well-intended.
- Using authoritative tones when trying to resolve, bypass, or overwhelm a resisting part can be effective, yet it risks the stimulation of anger and resentment..
- In the model of the Yagerian Method, it is understood that a distinct “part” of the subconscious mind can hold opinions that disagree with the patient’s conscious opinion.
- The disappearance of the chalkboard is the most frequently encountered evidence of unconscious resistance.
- Defining the goals to be achieved is one of the first tasks to accomplish in the Yagerian Method.
- In the Yagerian Method, the patient provides the problem; the therapist provides the means and guides the process.
- The concepts of the Yagerian Method should be presented in small segments by the therapist, explaining each in adequate detail to ensure accurate understanding.
- While employing the Yagerian Method, the therapist is encouraged not to be involved in the content of the issues the patient is addressing.
- When employing the Yagerian Method, the therapist is more divorced from content than in traditional techniques of therapy.
- To better guide the process, the therapist should never make premature assumptions about the probable causes of problems presented by patients.
- With exceptions, the role of the therapist is to guide the process of the therapy, remaining as uninvolved in the content of the work as is possible.
- As the therapist employing Yagerian Method, your overall objective should be to teach the patient the necessary skills, then guide the patient to use those skills to accomplish his or her goal.
- To be effective, psychotherapy must be patient-centered.
- In the Yagerian Method, the patient consciously defines the direction of the work of therapy.
- Often the patient has initially defined a general objective, such as “I want to be happy,” but has not defined the specifics of the changes that will be required to achieve the objective.
- It is necessary to identify the specific barriers to the patient’s happiness if they are to be removed.
- Life experiences are responsible for the conditioning that results in psychogenic problems.
- An undesired consequence of conditioning can best be resolved by reconditioning.
- The essential function of the Yagerian Method is to accomplish change by reconditioning.
- The subconscious causes of an illness can be uncovered and resolved by using the Yagerian Method.
- Subconscious conditioning limits our conscious ability to control our behavior and experience of life.
- In order to guide the process of the Yagerian Method, the therapist must be able to communicate with Centrum.
- Centrum is usually aware of present circumstances, and so is aware of what the therapist is saying.
- In addition to using the “chalkboard,” other techniques such as using an inner voice, ideo-motor responses, or Chevreul’s pendulum can be engaged to communicate with Centrum.
- Ideo-motor responses are limited to the “Yes-No,” concrete type of answers.
- It is more time consuming to use a pendulum instead of the “Chalkboard” method.
- When instructing a patient in the Yagerian Method, the therapist’s use of the word “chalkboard” means the patient is free to choose any imagined representation upon which Centrum can write.
- Assuming the patient is able to visualize the “chalkboard,” the therapist should ask Centrum to indicate willingness to communicate by writing the word “yes” on the chalkboard.
- After the patient can visualize the “chalkboard,” the therapist can teach the patient how to validate a response on the chalkboard by inviting the patient to try to erase the response.
- Validation of the reality of communication from Centrum is of value to both the patient and the therapist.
- After defining the goal of therapy, educating the patient about the concepts of the Yagerian Method, and establishing communications with Centrum, the therapist should obtain commitment from the patient to comply with the “Guiding Rule.”
- The sequence of questions and requests to Centrum should follow a logical, decision-tree format, once the goal of therapy has been specified and communication with Centrum has been established.
- If the therapist is unable to confirm that Centrum is aware of the problem, the therapist should ask Centrum to listen and ask the patient to verbalize his or her concern, thereby explaining the problem to Centrum.
- If Centrum is not willing to cooperate in achieving the goal of therapy, the therapist must explore the reason for the refusal and persuade Centrum to cooperate.
- If you, as the therapist, elect to read and follow the Flow Charts during a session, it is important that you read in a voice that does not reveal that you are reading.
- One of the most common problems in the administration of the Yagerian Method is that patients will sometimes persist in responding with conscious opinions in lieu of the responses from Centrum.
- If the Yagerian Method is to proceed productively, the clinician must be sensitive to statements by the patient to differentiate between conscious opinions and the communications from Centrum,.
- The patient usually becomes willing to conform to the Guiding Rule if the clinician points out that conscious opinion has not resolved the problem.
- The therapist should interrupt when responses from Centrum are delayed (exceeding a minute or more) by asking Centrum a question such as “Centrum, are you still engaged in the task I requested?”
- The proactive action of one or more parts in resisting change occurs because their conditioned beliefs are contrary to the goal of therapy.
- One of the manifestations of unconscious resistance is interfering with or preventing communications with Centrum.
- During the Yagerian Method, the apparently conscious fabrication of distracting stories by the patient is a common manifestation of unconscious resistance.
- Obstacles in the course of applying the Yagerian Method are manifestations of unconscious beliefs that were once logical and functional.
- One basis for unconscious resistance is the fear of the consequence of change.
- If a resisting part is preventing or interfering with communication from Centrum by preventing the patient from visualizing a chalkboard, the therapist should establish an alternate method of communication.
- An inner voice, motor signals such as ideo-motor responses, and using any of the senses are alternate methods of communicating with Centrum.
- The Yagerian Method, even though Centrum has the ability to “think,” Centrum still lacks pro-active capacity.
- When a patient reports a continuation of one or more symptoms that have already been treated by Yagerian Method, the therapist should affirm that the recurrence only means that the work is not complete, not that the patient or the work is a failure.
- If a patient expresses conscious confusion about a response from Centrum, the therapist should temporarily disregard the expression itself, but reassure the patient that the answer will probably become clear.
- Centrum may respond in the first-person, communicating orally with the therapist.
- During the process of the Yagerian Method, if a patient is confused and you believe it to be in the patient’s best interest to understand, a request to Centrum to provide clarifying information to the conscious satisfaction of the patient is usually adequate.
- When the patient wants to remember the content of the work, and doesn’t receive that information, your first step is to determine if it is Centrum or some other part that objects to conscious memory.
- The use of the Yagerian Method for the treatment of depression, addictions, and chronic pain are areas of high potential value.
- For patients that have not had previous exposure and training in the Yagerian Method, or if Centrum needs to be educated about the theory of the Yagerian Method, the process of the Yagerian Method may take longer.
- The use of Flow Charts is an essential tool for Phase III of the Yagerian Method process.
- Phases III and IV of the Yagerian Method process have an average completion time of 3-6 hours.
- The real test for the completeness of the Yagerian Method process takes place post-treatment, when the patient is in the real world.
- In Hypnotic Age Regression, the patient is necessarily consciously aware of, and involved in, all of the steps of the protocol. This is a primary difference between the Yagerian Method and Hypnotic Age Regression.
- The treatment of choice for a wide variety of psychogenic disorders is the Yagerian Method.
- It is true that most of our mental functioning takes place without conscious awareness.
- In the Yagerian Method, “parts” exists in the mind that were learned, such as a skill, influence, fear, or value.
- Centrum is in a position to communicate with, influence and educate subconscious parts.
- All “parts” of the subconscious domain are intelligent to the extent of being capable of learning.
- Most “parts” of the subconscious domain are positively disposed toward the welfare of the individual.
- The “parts” of the subconscious domain are not aware of the patient’s conscious opinion.
- The Yagerian Method may be effective and adequate as a sole treatment.
- We must conclude that resistance is present in the subconscious domain when someone consciously wants a change and yet it does not spontaneously happen.
- The goals of the work as defined by the patient should be prioritized based on the patient’s sense of importance, yet with consideration for the therapist’s judgment.
- If effective cooperation is to be possible during the application of the Yagerian Method, the therapist must adequately inform the patient about the theory and process of the Yagerian Method.
- Patients commonly believe that they know why they have the problem they present.
- Many disorders and illnesses are mediated by the action of smooth muscle under the control of unconscious process.
- The Yagerian Method is usually not necessary for treating acute pain, since there has not been opportunity for secondary gain to set in.
- The Yagerian Method has been evolving over the past three decades and continues to evolve through research and development.