This unique process was compiled over many years and thousands of individual psychotherapy sessions within a South African population. One of the goals of THE SHIP® FOUNDATION is to reach a level of providing service to as many South Africans as possible, irrespective of race, politics, religion, or social standing.
SHIP® is applicable to the treatment of a variety of psychobiological dis-eases.
It is a practical form of psychotherapy that does not focus on pathology but on healing and growth.
The structure of SHIP® serves as a measurement for progress. It is beneficial in that no other method of psychotherapy provides this.
It allows for individual differences and pace. It is non-judgemental and follows the client’s own rhythm and tempo and respects the client’s feelings throughout.
It provides a focus on cognitive, behavioural, emotional and bodily experiences and is therefore an integrated and holistic approach.
It activates a spontaneous healing process in each individual and does not only offer temporary solutions in the form of short lived coping techniques and dissociation.
It focuses on psychological integration and freedom from painful and hurtful experiences.
It is culture free and therefore appropriate for use across all culture groups in South Africa and respects the client’s own frame of reference.
SHIP® can be used with all age groups and has different categories that specialise in age appropriate psychotherapy.
It helps to heal the past that contaminated and dictated a person’s life. It helps a client not to be a victim and slave of his or her circumstances and provides him or her with control over his or her life.
SHIP® releases a great deal of positive energy within - it unlocks wisdom and the client experiences freedom that will allow him or her to accept the self and others.
SHIP® improves self-validation and the client’s emotions are less fluctuating.
Freedom from chronic psychobiological dis-eases takes place as well as freedom from projections.
Chronic life crises disappear and creativity in personal lives and careers are unlocked.
It helps the client to feel more comfortable with self assertion to the degree that he or she no longer feels threatened by other people.
The client becomes more spontaneous and the constant sense that something inside of him or her is holding him or her back all the time disappears.
SHIP® helps set up a balance and integrated self. The hidden disconnected, spontaneous self is accessed, given identity and validated.
Life takes on a new definition, the sense of losing out on life disappears and the client’s place and contribution in life opens up.
SHIP® is flexible and adaptable, e.g. it can even be used with people with hearing difficulties and problems.
SHIP® breaks the destructive and negative patterns and themes in a client’s psychobiological functioning and behaviour.
It is important to understand the limitations and consequent contra indicators for SHIP®. Screening and assessing of clients is just as an important factor of effective treatment as the psychotherapy itself. The following are contra indicators: