Resourcing and Resource Intensification
A resource can be anything that helps a person feel better.
It can be a characteristic the person likes about
him/herself, a positive memory, a person, place, animal, spiritual
guide, or anything that provides joy, peace or calm.
The resource is simply brought to mind and at least three
details about the resource are remembered and then one’s attention is
directed to the sensations that are pleasant or neutral on the inside.
What gives you strength, peace and/or joy in your life? or
person, place, animal or spiritual belief that sustains or nurtures you?
What are some more details about your resource?
What smells, sounds, visual images that are pleasing to
you about the resource?
As you describe
the resource, bring your attention to what is happening inside.
in your body do you feel the sensations that are pleasing or neutral to
you about your resource? Take your time…
is happening inside as you think about the resource and notice the
sensations that are pleasant to you and/or neutral.
is happening to your breath….heart rate…muscle relaxation.
awareness to the changes that are pleasant or neutral.
notice any new feelings, thoughts or beliefs or not? (If there are,
bring attention to the sensations). If there are, notice all the
pleasant and/or neutral sensations connected to the new feeling,
thought or belief?
bring your attention to your whole body and notice all the changes that
have happened. Stay with that for a few moments. Know
that you can return to this resource anytime you are
bumped out of your Resilient Zone or you can select a new resource and
repeat the exercise.