Step 3

To involve the participation of the whole group, the therapist invites members to disclose happy and unhappy scenarios for the client.

Normally the group is serious and silent when the client is getting close to the edge of the table. The therapist invites two group members to stand by the table to safeguard the client from falling without letting the client know.

Step 4

After a while, the client begins to feel he or she may have reached the edge of the table. The therapist asks the client's feeling each time the client is close to the edge.

Step 5

The exercise would reach a point where the client feels confused in the gambling journey (for money or for love) because he or she is blindfolded and loses the sense of direction after walking for a while. The client becomes nervous and stressful at this moment. The therapist then confronts the client why he or she has to walk on the gambling table, knowing that the only ending is to fall down and get hurt.

Step 6

The therapist invites group members to give feedback and support to the client, and then helps members debrief the intervention and unfold the myth that no matter how much money or love the client won previously, there will not be a happy ending.

Step 7

If the client is still resistant to change, the therapist can move the intervention further by involving the client's significant others in a role-play. Suppose the client has a son. The therapist invites a group member to stand on the table and play the role of the son. Tell the client that his or her son grew up and became a gambler; he faced the same problem as the client does now.

Step 8

This time group members are invited to give commands (raise scenarios) to the "son" based on the rule outlined in Step 3. The therapist sets a "mirror" for the client who is standing aside and watching the son's movement. Normally when the son is close to the edge, the client would shout out: "Stop, son. Don't walk any further." Then the therapist asks the client why he or she says so.

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

Power Of Positive Thoughts In The Post Modern Age

The Power Of Positive Thinking In The Post Modern Age Manifest Positive Thoughts In This Fast Pace Age. Positive thinking is an attitude that admits into the brain thoughts, words and pictures that are conductive to development, expansion and success.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment