Begin with the heart-of-the-matter?

What if you could begin your very important conversation already knowing the subconscious heart-of-the-matter?

Consider that this conversation could be with yourself, your friend, your companion, your coach, your counselor, your psychotherapist, your teacher, your supervisor, your mentor or, actually, any personal or custom service provider!

I was trained in Boston as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. To be an effective psychotherapist, I was trained to listen more than talk, ‘hover’ more than influence, take what people say as ‘hearsay’, and follow my own feelings in the psychotherapy session to arrive at the deep-seated feelings of my patient — be it the individual, the couple or the small group sitting across from me. Despite my respectful, dedicated, professional, Olympic and Herculean efforts, I recognized and knew in my bones that I was not getting to deep enough emotional truths enough of the time, maybe never.

Fast forward to Emovera. It’s a way for a patient to bring into a psychotherapy session an empirical determination of their subconscious heart-of-the-matter regarding any topic posed by their psychotherapist or theirself. ‘How does YOUR SITUATION make you feel?’ ‘How does YOUR CONDITION make you feel?’ ‘How does YOUR TREATMENT make you feel?’ ‘How does YOUR OUTCOME make you feel?’

Even with 15 minutes or so required before the psychotherapy session to generate the heart-of-the-matter, mental energy, time and money can be saved before, during and after the psychotherapy session. The heart-of-the-matter creates new insight and new energy that inspire and motivate new adaptive behavior — on the part of the patient, and also psychotherapist.

A psychotherapy session otherwise proceeds normally after initial or timely use of the heart-of-the-matter: the general psychotherapist helps the patient express, recognize, tolerate, understand and process increasingly detailed and deeper aspects of their emotional life.

There are bonuses. Emovera bookends the heart-of-the-matter with two innovations geared to the practice of psychotherapy.

First, Emovera provides algorithmic determination of the patient’s subconscious emotional outlook and energy based on their full set of 5 to 8 emotional responses to the topic. Subconscious positivity (versus negativity) and subconscious balance (versus either reflectiveness or engagement) reveal ‘what kind’ and ‘how big’ of a step the patient needs to take to improve their life regarding the topic.

Secondly, Emovera provides an algorithmic guidance system to help the patient begin to imagine the next step in life that they can best take regarding the topic.

Does this sound like less work for the psychotherapist? It’s not on many levels. One, human nature is not a zero sum game — there’s always more to do. Two, patients will only be more satisfied, and satisfied patients are good for referrals. Three, psychotherapists can increase their reach to engage patients on the fringe and thus maintain larger patient loads if they wish. Four, psychotherapists can leverage their newfound productivity in beneficial ways throughout the session, the day, the week, the month and the year! And five, probably most important in the long run, Emovera is thoroughly data-based which enables psychotherapists to more easily practice evidence-based psychotherapy in line with new meaningful use and patient care initiatives being adopted by providers and payors.

Top and bottom lines only get better.