‘Re-wiring’ is a name used by counsellors, psychologists and coaches to describe a number of therapy models that are focused on helping people to think and subsequently behave differently. They generally incorporate and integrate variations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with other therapy models. The name is drawn from the concept of re-wiring your brain through practices that assist a person to develop new ‘neuro pathways’ of thinking. Kind of like ‘rabbit trails’ in your brain (thoughts) that become established through repetition and habit.
The effectiveness of ‘Re-Wiring’ is dependent on a number of variables such as:
- The counsellor– his or her temperament, ‘bedside manner’, knowledge, skill and competence
- The client– how much they engage in the therapy, whether they do their homework, their mental/ emotional health
- The relationship between the counsellor and the client
- The relationships the client has with others
- The type of ‘re-wiring’ model used
- The time invested in the process
Some Re-Wiring models have been rigorously tested, with profound evidential results. The model that I have utilised ( and continue to) has been exceptional as a therapy tool, particularly when working with people who are struggling with the debilitating effects of anxiety or depression. Personally, I would recommend the Re-Wiring model developed by Dr Genevieve Milnes.
If you want to address emotional wounds and develop healthier, more productive habits of thinking, consider Re-Wiring.