It is a mechanism that frees individuals and culture as a whole from the consequences of early negative experiences so that we can resume completely intelligent functioning. RC is practiced in pairs by people who listen and help each other relieve negative emotions. Since no money is exchanged between persons who advise each other in these pairs, any individual may use Re-evaluation consulting irrespective of economic circumstances.
RC is an agency led by Community Services Re-evaluation Therapy Inc., which conducts co-counseling, an advice method focused on peers aimed at supporting individuals and bringing about social change. In the 1950s, Harvey Jackins founded it in the United States and was directed until he died in 1999. Now it’s led by Tim Jackins, his uncle. RC teaches therapy and organizes conferences worldwide. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, USA.
RC claims everybody’s been born good and innocent, and everyone’s got hurt. Every man works and cooperates well in this regard except where patterns of emotional distress interfere. Then, the inherent human nature is replaced by unreasonable behavior, bad feelings, and lack of co-operation and communication. The “distress patterns,” often dating from childhood from which we have not recovered entirely, are the rests of physical or emotional damage. We respond to them when something reminds us of earlier periods of discomfort in the present world.
The remaining effects of past experiences of distress could have been thrown off fast and permanently by the emotional discharge channels spontaneously (for example, scream, laugh, and trembling) at the time of our harm. Following the emotional release, the mind of a person can think more clearly and reassess what happened in the distressing event.
The implicit “re-stimulation” of hurts of the past that have not been fully released creates unacceptable or hurtful behavior. The conduct would not repeat itself if the discharge can be finished. In the re-evaluation counseling view, the average individual “operates on about 10% of his initial intelligence capital, life-giving abilities, and the capacity to enjoy other people” as a result of these past hurts.
Aim of re-evaluation counselor:
The RC advisor is committed to remembering the customer’s intrinsic goodness. It is anticipated that client and consultant work together. The counselor should listen to errors and other conditions of distress, but also “contradict,” in a non-judgmental manner, to facilitate the discharge. The consultant is also involved to “switch” the patterns of the client. To work effectively together, each co-counselor must be well versed and emotionally healthy.
Re-evaluation and psychopathology:
RC believes that co-counseling does not imply co-counselors psychopathology or a professional need and that due to a lack of professionals there is a need for lay advice. It says that co-counseling can heal emotional harm for the average person, improve rational thinking, and build the capacity for a happy, positive life.
Re-evaluation Counseling and psychiatric drugs:
Re-evaluation guidance rejects the use of psychological medications and refuses mental well-being. As he made use of abreaction, John Heron compared RC to primary care, Wilhelm Reich, and Freud’s early psychoanalysis. The publisher of the Brunner-Routledge series of books on “advancing theory in therapy” says that, while reevaluation counseling is usually not considered to be psychotherapy, “it has and still makes a major contribution to our work understanding of human beings and human situations”
Re-evaluation Counseling and social, environmental objectives:
1. The RCs have ambitious social and environmental goals including: “Conservation of all existing species of life and restoration of species which have died, wildlife areas preservation and the creation of an environment that’s good for most of the earth, the oceans, and the environment.
2. RC stresses the need for a systematic philosophy of the world, ways to contribute to the process of freedom, and the attitude of freedom to co-counseling and to consider the nature of the universe and the people. RCers think this allows advisors to keep a good view of the customer’s “reappearance” is a mixture of these.
Practitioners of RC:
- RC practitioners consider the RC methods for healing emotional wounds as effective as other modes of treatment (for the average individual with good function) and improve the quality of critical thinking and the capacity to have a joyful, strong, and good living.
- Re-evaluation Counseling also acknowledges the world’s shortage of appropriately trained advisers to offer emotional help for anyone who needs it. RC is not interested in any other practice of self-help, counseling, or psychotherapy.
- There are no independent or observational tests of the RC “method” efficacy although, for example, studies are carried out in conventional therapy on the effects of weeping. Therefore, outside the RC it is difficult to critically test the company’s claims. Re-evaluation Counseling was not given to academics who were researching the importance of various therapy forms.
What is cult allegations in RC?
Fast searches in Google show a variety of sexual harassment and additional accusations made towards the early 80s and 90s of Harvey Jackins. These are more deeply discussed on the Harvey Jackins page. No related accusations have been made since Jackin’s death against any chief of the RC.
An aspect of the “cult” label, which often involves re-evaluation advice, including leaders’ reliance upon leadership, lack of criticism, and centralized decisions, calls for leadership to make sure the Re-evaluation Counseling strategy succeeds “counseling”. Some seem to be identical to other supposed cultures. In RC, these features are considered to be indispensable “to help the average consultant face the problems of staying conscious of the discharge process.”
Centralized leadership has the power to decide who is permitted to participate and to teach RC, lead groups and other domestic matters; the organization has no attempt whatsoever to regulate the outer life of ‘members.’ Hence, an unjust power over participants is not the main feature of cults identification for the RC.
Re-evaluation Counseling does not enforce a high (or, if appropriate, high) cost of basic courses or workshops and usually avoids other actions typically attributed to cultures. Workshops and classroom attendance are promoted by structuring sliding income-driven financial contributions and numerous bursaries that free workshops to low-income members.
Class members may at any point resign from class and, anecdotally, teachers or representatives are not pursued to resume attendance. Anecdotally, theories concerns are welcome and policy proposals are not questioned, this is wrong if a member of the Re-evaluation counseling criticizes a policy that it’s stated to be distressed, never again talk about it and go to additional therapy sessions.
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