Action Skill: Technique Analysis

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Skill: Action Skill
Action skill is defined as the skill the helper can utilise into ensuring the client is able to make the effective choices in order to prevent the clients from staying at their present situation of old stories, feelings or beliefs that are disempowering (Cormier, 2016).

Technique:
Cornier (2016) mentioned that the techniques used under the action skill consisted of providing (1) questions, (2) reflection of meaning, and (3) challenging responses.

Method:
According to Cormier (2016), questions consisted of open-ended questions which encourage the clients to elaborate further on the clients’ issues and closed or focused questions which enable the clients to response with a single word.

The reflection of meaning is another
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Technique:
Burchard (2015) mentioned that the techniques under the projection skill consisted of (1) honour other’s struggle, (2) take enthusiastic interest, (3) don’t mirror bad image, and (4) send well wishes.

Method:
Burchard (2015) explained that for a person to honour other’s struggle, he or she should understand the struggles that other people are having and he or she should be more compassionate and being supportive of other people.

As for the technique of taking enthusiastic interest, the person needs to take active and enthusiastic interest by knowing the clients’ values and passions through their interest, desires, fears and dreams in order for the person to be positive towards the clients thus making the person interesting to the clients (Burchard 2015). As for the technique of don’t mirror bad energy, Burchard (2015) highlighted the need for the person to generate positive energy around everybody in order not to be stressed, judgmental and negative due to negative energy projected from
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Technique:
The six central mental processes or mind skills consisted of creating rules skills; creating perception skills; creating self-talk skills; creating visual images skills; creating explanation skills; and creating expectation skills. However, there are also creating realistic goals skills and creating realistic decision-making skills.

Method:
(i) Creating rules skills are divided into preferential thinking through possessing healthy, productive, adaptive and rational beliefs, consistent with social reality of preference, desires and wants, whereas the demanding thinking is created through the person’s creation and maintenance of their distress and unhappiness and making demands.
(ii) Creating perception skills by testing the reality of perceptions about oneself, others and the environment thus focussing on how accurately one perceives oneself rather than perceiving others through preferential and propositional

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