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THE FOUR-FACTOR MODEL FOR CHANGING LIVES



According to therapist and human behavior expert Katina Gleeson, there are four common factors that can contribute to a person actioning change in their life. These four factors can be embraced within the wellness practitioner model, to help build an eth

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — When people look for change, they need to be supported by a model that identifies the significance of the quality of communication between client and their therapist. The ability of a wellness practitioner to demonstrate empathy, build rapport, and genuinely listen can facilitate change.The absence of these will block any positive alterations to their well-being and can disrupt positive communication.

Too often practitioners try to squeeze a client into a model of therapy that may not be suited for them and their personality, and this is no good for anyone. There is no one-size-fits-all model for working with people. However, the statistics below can aid therapists in developing their own strategy of promoting positive transformation within their clients. Positive transformation and communication are vital components for health restoration says Katina.

Client and extra-therapeutic factors contribute 40% to change.

Relationship factors account for 30% of the change.

Model or technique factors attribute 15% to the change process.

Hope and expectancy factors account for 15% of the change, according to Hubble, Duncan, and Miller.

Taking cues from the four-factor model of cultural intelligence (CQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) can also help create a basis for communication. Both are made up of metacognitive CQ, cognitive CQ, motivational CQ, and behavioral CQ as relating to emotions and cultural contexts.

As wellness practitioners working with people to support their physical and emotional health, it’s important that we have clarity about our understanding of human behavior and also about a range of different counseling models. This cache will enable flexibility to choose a communication approach that is most appropriate to the person.

About Katina Gleeson

Katina is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming; in a private practice operating in Hawthorne, Queensland. Alongside over 30 years in social work, she also facilitates teaching and workshops all over the country. She’s been hosting workshops for over 10 years and has assisted thousands of clients and other therapists in actioning positive change in their lives and the art of positive communication. Katina has a passion for the evolution of neuroplasticity and an unshakeable belief in people’s capacity for change. Katina facilitates sessions all over the globe with Skype.


To learn more about Katina, please visit her website: http://www.focushypnotherapy.com.au/