The Support Relationship

Documents by W.David Hoisington, Ph.D.

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Introduction: The Support Relationship
Chapter 1: Model of Mind
Chapter 2: Model of Change
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The healing relationship helps to facilitate the direct experience of shifting from suffering into well being. The support relationship is one entered for the purpose of supporting the individual on their personal of returning to this experience of well being, of understanding the process and then to recreate it on their own without the teacher/guide. It is proposed that the nature of the support relationships which we create for others depends on our relationship stance - meaning how we stand in the helping relationship with another.  It is also proposed that this relationship stance is connected to our Model of Mind, our Model of Change and our overall ideas about a professional helping relationship.
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Chapter 3: Model of Relationship
This chapter never was written because examination of the how people think about a compassionate helping relationship led to the Theory of Compassion Development. This theory suggests that there exists a wide range of experiences that can define “helping support”? Fitting compassion into the picture led to the Theory of Compassion Development and this led to writing the Mystic Relationship
Chapter 4: Training Skilled Support Help
Chapter 5: Research and Future Considerations
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This chapter was to examine all the literature on human service support relationships, and combine that information with the information presented on the nature of the triarchic helping relationship theory.
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