“I can look at a session I had and know exactly what I could have done differently to get different results.”
What was your primary reason for joining the CLMF Program?
Lefkoe is the most amazing method that I have been given the opportunity to experience and I want to give the gift of Lefkoe to others.
Describe how you used to approach sessions before this program began
By the book from LMT courses, but less skillfully since I had less experience and not a lot of feedback.
Describe how things changed about mid-way into the program
I started seeing more things in session, because on top of feedback addressed to me, I also built up experience by watching colleagues do sessions and noticing what I would have done differently and where they thought of things I wouldn’t have.
Describe how you feel now, towards the end of this program
I feel tired! And more confident in my skills as a facilitator. There is still room for improvement, so it’s actually good that I am retaking the LMT courses, that will give me the practice time needed to implement all the feedback and build up the mileage.
Can you tell us about your experience with the group and the difference it made?
The group was an amazing resource, for feedback, support and because watching other people work lets you borrow from their great finds and adapt your style little by little.
Can you tell us why the forum helped? And where it helped?
It was a great way to keep in touch at our own pace.
Can you describe to a newcomer how this program is conducted? (methodology)
The program uses the drip method, whereby you post some feedback/work each day. Here, it is not as gradual as the LMT courses, since you post sessions once a week, but you can take your time to give feedback, since you only review one session a day for each person, so you don’t have to power through three hours of sessions to give all the feedback at once if you don’t feel like it (but you can if you want).
Describe Rodney as a program leader
Rodney is very knowledgeable and always happy to help. He is also open to learning new things, which, in my opinion, makes him all the more trustworthy as a professional.
Did you have any personal experience of note?
Having sessions regularly with a clear goal in mind to enhance my learning has been instrumental in my progress. Before, I just did sessions for fun with friends and classmates and just addressed whatever came up that week, with no clear pattern definition. Now, because of the framework and feedback I was given, my work is a lot more targeted and laser-focused. It makes it easier to see the client’s progress.
Describe some unusual elements of teaching/learning used in this course (and how it helped).
At this point in time, for this specific CLMF course, it feels like a professional training other professionals in their field, learning by doing, reviewing, and doing some more with the feedback in mind.
What is the uniqueness of this program?
Learning by doing, with constant feedback from different people, teachers, and learners. As a learner having to give feedback, I gained more clarity on what is expected, and that has given me an idea of how I am doing in my own performance as well, so I am not leaving it to chance, I can look at a session I had and know exactly what I could have done differently to get different results.
How did additional learning e.g. “the random learning” help?
It is a good section to post random questions or tidbits you learned and want to share with the group as well as more informal discussions.
Why would you recommend this program?
The Lefkoe Method is the best method around. It is actually a shame that more mental health professionals don’t have this tool in their arsenal.
What was your toughest moment? How did you overcome it?
I had a really challenging first session where I felt like we were going nowhere with the client. I watched the recording again and came up with some ideas. Then I posted it to the forum and got feedback from classmates. That was good because it gave me an angle for a potential future client similar to that one.
How has the Lefkoe Institute helped you? (A short answer is fine, here).
The Lefkoe Institute has helped me in so many ways I would need to book a conference hall for three hours to explain the whole story. Long story short, they helped me rebuild my self-esteem, fix my relationship with my mother, and completely get rid of emotional triggers and intrusive thoughts, as well as fears about motherhood. I am happy today and have become a mother because of all the help that the Lefkoe Institute has given me over the years.
Anything you’d like to add?
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, I am so grateful I came across this method and the wonderful Lefkoe team!