I just concluded a new 3 day PCW training for addictions and compulsions in Osaka Japan. This has been an excellent group, half from “The Oneness Group” that work with addiction clients and half from Medics.com, who I have worked with for the last 5 years. The focus of the event has been on the specific area of addictions and how PCW focusses on “process” rather than analysis. I spent a great deal of time thinking about this training to make sure there was a great deal of precision and focus on developing practical skills.
We covered a lot in the three days and as usual I had the superb Kimiko Bokura translate for me. She is a trainer in her own right, so its a real privilege to have her at these events and a great translator can make or break a training. We are now looking at further trainings for Japan which has been an excellent country to develop Provocative Change works. Provocative Change Works is excellent for addiction type problems and it was really interesting to discover that my own experience of working with clients was the same as reported by the therapists in Osaka.