Rickter Scale 2.0 Journey Board is a powerful mechanism. Part of the power lies in the way it can structure and frame an interaction.
Its design and sequence of multiple themes, empowers the client by creating choice about what and how much is disclosed. This increases confidence in the navigation process.
By offering a structured framework, it lends itself to a way of working that integrates the practitioners’ own strengths, experience and professional expertise.
It gives the practitioner opportunity to use knowledge to stay with an issue or to move on to another as appropriate to the client’s situation and the purpose of the interaction.
It is designed to be fully engaging and enables the practitioner and client to raise and discuss any issue, whether considered sensitive by client or practitioner, in a non-judgemental, structured and relaxed way.
The process of seeing a wider perspective (the big picture) and recognizing and acknowledging connections to other themes can have very positive outcomes by effecting shifts in perception and awareness.
It incorporates several theoretical approaches and techniques, one of which is anchoring, whereby a client is encouraged to keep in contact with Track Pin and slider at different Waypoints, in order to notice and reflect upon their thoughts and attendant emotions.
The brain makes a strong association 'anchor’ between the numerical scaling of their response to each question and their spontaneous thought process and related emotions, creating a 'trigger'.
This makes it possible for the practitioner to later return to that same scaling, enabling the client to access the same thought process and emotion as they experienced the first time they answered that question.
Rickter Scale 2.0 experience helps clients see a future away from the situation they are in, which may be chaotic and leaving them unable to see a way forward.
It is all too easy to deal with surface issues, but this does not necessarily help the client to achieve their potential. If clients are to be helped to overcome barriers to learning or personal growth, we need to be prepared to help them address the underlying issues. These may well be perceived as sensitive.
A crucial issue for the practitioner and client is the identification and prioritising of issues that will allow the client to contribute to their own action plans, thereby taking ownership of those issues.
Once this has been done, the use of the Life Board at a second or subsequent interaction can help to monitor the client’s movement in relation to goals or outcomes.
Individual responsibility and pro-activity are characteristic of using the Life Board, enabling the client to explore possibility and make own choices, whilst receiving on hand, non-judgemental support.
Holding the board and moving the sliders creates a multi-sensory experience, fostering ownership and control.
Highlights connections between topics to see the 'bigger picture' and to gain a new perspective.
Adopts techniques to produce genuine metacognitive and emotive responses and 'checkpoints'.
Uses structured language to calibrate, regulate and monitor measurement of client mindset and behavioural response.
Offers a rewarding experience leaving users feeling inspired and motivated to make desired life changes.
Individuals can articulate and practice performance towards a new desired state.
Teams can evidence their hard work and highlight the importance of their service provision.