Resentment is the “number one” offender …. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically. (p64 Alcoholics Anonymous ISBN 1-893007-17-0)
The spiritual malady described above is the phenomenon of disconnect, one of dislocation from the tripartite template of visible, conscious, invisible. It is the disease of becoming stuck in the mental/physical interface, separated from the calibration of a singular, loving, invisible presence.
The above facts of recovery dynamics, now proven over eighty years of testing in the lives of millions of people in scores of countries, are of course implicit in many forms of counselling practice that talk of the need for presence, of person centred technique, of group work, of an unconditional positive regard, empathy and reflection.
DRT is not about the implicit need for a reconnection with an invisible phenomenon that contains 90% of the Universe. DRT calls for an explicit connection with the personal template, that inwardly reflects the outward template of the Universe within a person, to be activated prior to any counselling practice taking place whatsoever, whatever the model.
DRT calls for an awareness that like the Universe, a person is one tenth visible to themselves, nine tenths invisible to themselves and that their consciousness is in an in-between place. DRT utilises the phenomenon of the 12 Steps as proof of a single spiritual principle, rather than prescribing the 12 Steps themselves as some kind of universal panacea.
Online counselling techniques may be the perfect medium for DRT to be most effectively experienced, because the client is in some senses reaching out into the ether. All that is required for this activation to be initiated is the simple presence of an open mind.
Once this premise of an open mind around a personal, tripartite inner template is established, and it is established by a person reading this far into an application process, then the next stage can commence, the entering into a therapeutic online counselling contract.
Online contracts form the secure basis for all therapeutic work. Crouch (1997) states that a professional structure holds the framework of counselling together, and that one of the requirements for this is a clear agreement with the client about the counselling. (p26 online counselling Jones & Stokes 2009)