Preview of RCH

Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing:
Using the unique dual approach of Family Constellations and
Emotional Mind Integration: For personal and systemic health. 2016 Yildiz Sethi

Chapter 1 Rapid Core Healing: A New Approach to Psychological Health
Chapter 2 Discovering Pathways to Rapid Core Healing (RCH)
Chapter 3 The Roots of Our Knowledge
Chapter 4 The Strengths and Gaps of Former Psychotherapy Approaches.
Chapter 5 Past and Present Knowledge: A Powerful Alliance
Chapter 6 Psychological Research and Its Challenges
Chapter 7 Pathways for Healing Trauma
Chapter 8 Emotional Mind Integration: EMI.
Chapter 9 Pathways for Healing with EMI
Chapter 10 EMI Transcript Case study
Chapter 11 A Variety of EMI Solutions
Chapter 12 Family Constellations
Chapter 13 Family Constellations Development
Chapter 14 Family Constellation Theory and Philosophy
Chapter 15 Family Constellations Case Study and Brief Examples
Chapter 16 Neuroscience, Brain Plasticity and RCH
Chapter 17 RCH for Brief Psychotherapy
Chapter 18 RCH Case Studies
Chapter 19 Relationships, RCH Couples’ Therapy
Chapter 20 RCH Couples Case Study
Chapter 21 A New Approach to Psychological Healing
Chapter 22 Dis-ease and Levels of Healing
Chapter 23 The Nature of the Mind
Chapter 24 The Toxic Story
Chapter 25 The Power of Suggestion
Chapter 26 The Natural Impulse for Balance
Chapter 27 RCH for Sexual Abuse
Chapter 28 RCH for Domestic Violence
Chapter 29 Discovering Healing Pathways
Chapter 30 RCH for Personal Development
About the Author
Other books by the author

Foreword by Professor Gordon Emmerson, author of Resource Therapy

Charles Darwin, in On the Origin of Species, laid out his view of the evolution of the animal kingdom. Multi-Generational change leads to an easily recognizable change in the species. I am amazed at the speed of the change in psychotherapy during the past few years. Freud, Jung, Adler, Federn and others distilled some basic views of psychotherapy near the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century. Half a century later, Rogers, Ellis, Skinner, and others took psychotherapy in different directions with their own views of personality and change.

None of the views of these early therapist’s were really complex. While some authors were prolific, their views of personality were rather simple. The early psychodynamic therapist’s saw things that happened earlier in life forming psychological health and they believed to attend to today’s issues it is important to become aware of the past connected events. The Phenomenologist’s believed the agent to change is in providing an opportunity for reflection, understanding and acceptance within the walls of the current therapy room. The Cognitive Behaviourists believed behavioural change came from reframing and homework, changing how one thinks about an issue while using behavioural practice.

What is similar in all these approaches is the notion that a core set of interventions would work with every client. This is best exemplified by the Psychoanalysts. Basically the same techniques are used with every client, regardless of the issues that are presented. While some CBT therapist’s have adopted newer techniques, such as mindfulness, the basic techniques used with each issue is reframing and homework. Person Centered Therapists (Phenomenologists) use active listening, self-disclosure, and a small number of basic techniques with almost every client. These early therapies are overly simplistic.

The human personality is complex and the types of issues that are presented by clients are complex. This complexity eludes the simple vision and techniques of the earlier therapeutic approaches.

While psychotherapy evolved slowly for the first hundred years, more recently there has been an explosion of new therapies and new therapeutic techniques. Several new therapies are introduced now every year, some simple in nature like the first ones, and some more complex.

Where the evolution of species has been from a human time prospective slow, the evolution of therapy has increased in speed exponentially.

Many of these new approaches are mutations that will be lost but some show real promise to evolve further into approaches that can address the complex nature of personality and therapeutic issues.

Yildiz Sethi, in Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing: Using a unique dual approach of Family Constellations and Emotional Mind Integration, presents her contribution to the array of new therapies. Hers is not a simplistic approach.  She draws from a number of other approaches to define a set of techniques for clients presenting a vast array of issues.

Existentialists see three worlds in which we live, the Eigenwelt, our personal inner world, the Mitwelt, our social world, and the Umwelt the physical world around us of mountains, stars, and food. Yildiz Sethi sees therapeutic issues springing from the personal world of choice and experience, or from a social world that is sometimes multi-generational.

She defines these as, “1. Personal, individual issues that have their source in life events, choices, conflicts, distress and dilemmas. 2. Systemic issues that have their source in the relational, psychological and emotional impacts coming from their experience of their family of origin.

This includes any deeply ingrained patterns or traumas from previous generations and is unconscious for the most part”.  She bases her therapeutic interventions on the distinction of whether the client’s issues arise from which of these two bases.

Sethi covers a range of topics in this book. She defines her new therapeutic approach, outlines the history of therapy, poses a definition and understanding of trauma, and defines amnesia. General case examples are given along with some case transcripts.

She defines healthy beliefs and unhealthy beliefs, healthy emotions and unhealthy emotions. “Unhealthy beliefs coexist with unhealthy emotions. These are fragile, defensive, and overly sensitive. In short, healthy beliefs and feelings move us towards contentment and happiness, while unhealthy ones render us dissatisfied and unhappy”.

Sethi presents what she calls an emotional body map, i.e., Restriction Head pressure means clients can’t believe what they experience, and Throat Blockage or pressure means clients can’t express or speak. Sethi also presents step-by-step procedural indications for assisting clients with types of issues. She presents her approach to couple’s therapy in real detail.

The book has testimonials for her work, it has overviews of case work, including a general synopsis for each session, and a discussion of some core issues relating to therapy and therapeutic intervention, such as hypnosis, abreaction, working in the present or past, and the nature of the mind.

This book is broad ranging. Readers may decide to adopt Sethi’s techniques, or may use this book to gain a better understanding of the complexity of the human psyche. It is positive additions to the evolving array of works that contribute to the now rapid evolution to understanding the personality and to helping clients attain real change. It is a step up from a one size fits all therapy that for too long was all that was available to therapists looking for avenues to help their clients change.

Foreword by Francesca Mason Boring Author, Facilitator of Family Systems Constellation

Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing: Using a unique dual approach of Family Constellations and Emotional Mind Integration, by Yildiz Sethi is a valuable contribution to those involved in personal development and healing, both as practitioners and human beings.

Yildiz is an experienced Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Practitioner), Family Systems Constellation Facilitator & Trainer, Author, and former Science teacher. Having a commitment to learning and refinement of her approach in the journey of healing Rapid Core Healing (RCI) is one positive result.

Rapid Core Healing (RCI) is a dual approach combining Emotional Mind Integration (EMI) and Family Constellations (FC). Providing a gentle challenge for practitioners to examine the limitations of loyalty to a single school (or philosophy) of healing, Yildiz creates an interesting comparison of approaches utilizing complex case studies. Introducing Family Constellation and Emotional Mind Integration as an essential refinement in the provenance of modern psychotherapy, this book is engaging and thorough.

Reflections on the evolution of mental health services from Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic methodologies, to the development of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and the subsequent emergence of a variety of methodologies which sprung from a Humanistic approach provides us with an interesting summary of the efficacy and deficits of each new step in the development of this still advancing discipline of psychotherapy. At the root of most approaches is a commitment and hope to support those fellow human beings in pain, as well as the prospect that each of us might be better equipped to step away from the barriers which limit our ability to give to our full potential and participate fully in all that life has to offer us. Enriched with case studies, provocative references, and a well-grounded investigation, Rapid Core Healing is a book that should be read to provoke inquiry. What does work?

Yildiz points to more recent understanding of brain plasticity as an incentive to re-evaluate how we ‘define’ mental health issues. The old paradigm of the brain being ‘hard-wired’ is outdated, and that gives reason for optimism.

Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing is courageous in chronicling the merger of pharmaceuticals with CBT and the influence of the National Health Service in the UK, U.S. and Australia in producing data, which serves the pharmaceutical industry.

Using only quantitative data, pharmaceutical companies profit, but the exclusion of qualitative data increasingly calls into question whether the profit of the client might be a more relevant and ethical focus.

Developing progress in treatment of clients with approaches such as Rapid Core Healing, Family Constellation, and Emotional Mind Integration, finds some resistance as a result of loyalties to one specific method. This systemic loyalty has occasionally created a diversion from what Yildiz eloquently calls simply: A successful healing path.

Most powerful within this insightful text is the encouragement of the author for therapists to live a life of example. If the suggestion is that clients be more social, does the therapist indeed have a rich social life? What is the attitude of the therapist? If optimistic, this has an impact…if negative, exhausted, uninspired, without spiritual compass, the outcome for clients is tenuous.

Yildiz Sethi has made a generous contribution to the expansion of the healing path.

Foreword by Bill Mannle, LMFT, Connecticut, USA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Gestalt Therapist
International Trainer & Facilitator in Systemic Family Constellations

I was honored when Yildiz Sethi asked me to write the forward to her new book Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing, or RCH.

I first met Yildiz in 2007 at the 6th International Intensive for Systemic Constellations in Bernried, Germany. There to further our training in Family Constellations, we often found each other in the same groups. I was instantly struck by Yildiz insatiable curiosity and determination to find solutions to deep human suffering. She was clearly intent on overcoming limitations, and challenging notions about the nature of healing emotional and psychological wounds.

After the 2010 Intensive Yildiz I lost contact. She was back in Australia with a busy psychotherapy practice and supervising training groups in Systemic Constellations. I was back in the States with a growing psychotherapy practice and leading seminars in Family Constellations in the USA, Mexico and Europe.

I was pleased when our paths crossed again in 2013. I was invited to be on the faculty of the 3rd Australasian Intensive for Systemic Constellations in Sydney Australia. Yildiz, having just come through some personal struggles, was there as a participant, open, eager and committed to her own healing and happiness. This openness, commitment and the desire for clarity are what Yildiz brings to RCH.

It is good to know where we come from. In Family Constellations we learn about, and reconnect with our ancestors, the events that moved them, that affected their lives, and ultimately ours. RCH reconnects us with our therapeutic ancestors: Jay Haley, Milton Erickson, Carl Rogers, Murray Bowen, Virginia Satir, and Bert Hellinger. Using clear and accessible language, Yildiz reminds us of the fundamental gifts each of these masters contributed to the field of healing.

Yildiz challenges us to see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and to be present in a new way. She takes us on a journey of discovery, clarifying and synthesizing the most dynamic therapeutic models of the past 50 years, highlighting the best they have to offer. Sighting Norman Doidge, Yildiz challenges the medical model’s assumptions about healing. Believing that people posses the keys to their own healing, they can unlock the imaginary chains that bind them to their suffering. RCH affirms that the keys are always in our possession; and through a collaborative process between the therapist and us, we can go the to the heart of the matter quickly and safely thus allowing for clear, effective healing.

In her own words Yildiz is a “collector, sifter, fine tuner”. To me she is an adventurer and warrior. She has mined the modalities of the past, and harnessed those of the present to find a profound way of effecting lasting change, allowing clients to make peace with the past and say yes to life.

I am from New England. Of the many riches found here, the sweetest is maple syrup. Each spring the sugary sap rises in maple trees. It is then tapped, boiled down, evaporating all the water, until rich, amber syrup remains.

This is what you hold in your hands: The result of a long journey, a quest through a lifetime of learning, personal healing and experimenting; a tapping of the past, and then a boiling down of the essentials until only the best remains.

As helpers and healers, there is nothing we need do. Yildiz has done the harvesting. The table is set. Enjoy!

Foreword by Lyn Macintosh Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master and Supervisor.

In reading this book I found myself caught up in the enthusiasm that Yildiz Sethi has for working with her clients. That educated enthusiasm has its goal to help her clients deal with the issues that often cause people to get into a ‘stuck’ state.

Coupled with experience that has been gained through sessions with countless clients with a vast range of issues, the author has been even handed by examining the various modalities that have gained recognition and acceptance by the medical profession and other professional helpers.

She has then provided an insight into another way or working with clients that, to some, would seem “outside the square”.

How fortunate we are that she has the courage to challenge the idea of long term therapy as she presents examples of her use of Rapid Core Healing and Emotional Mind Integration coupled with, when it would be an advantage to do so, Family Constellations.

Yildiz Sethi is right when she asserts that her clients have been her primary teachers.

If something works, it makes sense for those unaware of the process to investigate fully the workings of something that may be new to them. After all, it is the welfare of the client that is important, not the ego of the therapist.

I regularly use Ego State Therapy with clients and, reading this book, can see how on track the author is in assisting the client to get to the core issue of their problem.

To quote the author “Rapid Core Healing is a deeper, direct and solution-focused approach that is respectful of the client as a fellow human being that is basically humanistic while incorporating aspects of solution focus and problem solving. This approach is brief and cost effective”.

The examples provided illustrate how quickly fresh insight can be gained that can lead to a change of perception and then behaviour.

A lot of thought has gone into this well considered book that hopefully will encourage the reader to embrace a methodology that has great merit and add it to the reader’s grab bag of skills.


Rapid Core Healing Pathways to Growth and Emotional Healing represents a lifetime of curiosity, observation, study, research, practice and fine-tuning of philosophies and methodologies to promote knowledge and emotional and mental wellbeing. Coming from a science and teaching background that includes spiritual curiosity, I have always been interested in how things work, at both the micro and macro levels.

I am grateful for the support of Satish Sethi, my life partner and the encouragement and input of Lyn Macintosh, a friend, colleague and former supervisor in creating this book.

I realized in talking to colleagues that I have a lot to share that may be of benefit to the psychotherapeutic world and also to the greater population in terms of better mental health outcomes; hence the birth of the modality Rapid Core Healing (RCH).

In moving from the school teaching of physics and chemistry into counselling at a crossroads of my life, my intention was to increase my own happiness and assist others in doing the same.

In this I was interested in assisting those who are ready to break out of the patterns and feelings that bind them.

This set me on a journey of discovery, into counselling, NLP (Neuro Luinguistic Programming), Hypnotherapy, Ego State Therapy, Family Constellations and finally to the development of Rapid Core Healing.

During this process of development I was a part-time educator of counsellors’ specializing in Methods of Counselling. This increased my appreciation of the value of each psychotherapeutic modality. Further, through my sixteen year experience as a supervisor, colleague of counsellors and hypnotherapists and most of all the richness of my clients, I have discovered a way of working that is effective in locating the source of issues quickly and providing healing pathways, rapidly, which is the essence of which I share in this book.

The Rapid Core Healing process draws threads from essential elements of the major therapeutic modalities of the past that holds true with present day cutting-edge developments in psychotherapy, neuroscience and epigenetics. This has formed a dual, adaptable modality that is effective for a high percentage of the issues that are presented for psychotherapeutic intervention.

In order to present this information, I have looked at what holds the mental health industry back from engaging and utilizing the possibilities that are available if they step outside their traditional models to view human beings in a different way. In a way that allows them to locate the innate healing pathways that are present in human beings for recovery and resilience for a large proportion of the population.

Put aside your ideas and assumptions, at least for a while in allowing new ways of viewing human psyche through the philosophy, case studies and techniques of Rapid Core Healing, in a discovery of what is already available in the human spirit for recovery and healing.


Rapid Core Healing (RCH) pathways to growth and emotional healing for personal and systemic issues using (EMI) Emotional Mind Integration and (FC) Family Constellations, is aimed at people who help people, in particular counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, mental health professionals and alternative therapists and those who are interested in understanding the human psyche. It provides clearly defined pathways that may be utilized in enabling psychological healing relatively rapidly for a large proportion of the public. The book includes essential knowledge from the past and the latest from neuroscience, epigenetics and psychological developments in the present in a way that is a brief and effective therapeutic approach.

This book may be a valuable addition to psychotherapeutic knowledge, education and development of those involved in counselling, psychotherapy, Family Constellations, hypnotherapy, personal development and growth. The modality RCH may be an important step forward in the treatment of a wide range of relational and emotional issues. It may also be an important resource for those interested in understanding the human psyche and for those that want to know the difference between psychology and the wide range of psychotherapies that are available on an ever expanding market place.

Yildiz Sethi is an ex science teacher who is a psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and Family Constellation facilitator and trainer. She has developed Rapid Core Healing (RCH) and Emotional Mind Integration (EMI) through her practice with clients in dealing with both the individual and systemic elements of their issues in this wholistic way.

(RCH) is a dual approach that works in a seamless way with both the individual and systemic aspects of human experience.

Sethi believes it is time for a more integrated, wholistic and effective approach to mental health, in putting aside divisions and myths around psychotherapeutic approaches in promoting wellness.

In RCH, natural pathways to healing are revealed that draw on innate impulses that are present in human beings for assimilation, recovery and improved wellbeing. This book demonstrates how EMI and Family Constellation processes may be used in RCH to enable effective therapeutic resolutions in an effective and respectful manner. The process is experiential, solution-focused, person-centered and emotionally focused in engaging many senses simultaneously.

RCH consists of Emotional Mind Integration (EMI) and Family Constellations in addressing individual and systemic aspects of human experience involving conflicts, dysfunctions, trauma, family patterns and relationships.

  • EMI is an approach that can quickly locate and safely access the source of an individual’s issue, and guide them through the resolution of conflict, trauma and “unfinished business”, and facilitate integration into the greater personality.
  • Family Constellations is a methodology developed by Bert Hellinger that is a brief, experiential, solution focused modality that assists individuals in coming to a better place within their family system. This assists in addressing patterns that persist through generations and does not require members of the family to be present. The process may take place in workshops or private sessions. Family Constellations assists in creating a better internal connection with the family system to enable better connections with the external world.

RCH is at the forefront of effective brief therapy in providing a revolutionary way of assisting people with trauma and a range of emotional and relational issues including sexual abuse and domestic violence to name only a few. In summary the book is about a new approach to therapy that is brief, thorough and effective.

It includes a summary of how we got to this point in psychotherapy with some research as evidence of developments so far.

The benefits and shortcomings in the existing psychotherapies such as Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies and the traditional medical model and the pharmaceutical industry, along with the problems of psychotherapeutic research are explored.

Throughout the book there are case studies to demonstrate theory, practice and outcomes. The philosophy and practice behind RCH, EMI and FC are presented with the natural healing pathways that may be followed for deep resolutions for a wide range of issues.

Chapter 1

Rapid Core Healing: A New Approach to Psychological Health

I introduce pathways to Rapid Core Healing as a fellow human being and a psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, Family Constellations facilitator and trainer, supervisor, educator and former science teacher. I am also the author of two personal-development books.

The focus of my work has always been to help myself and others fulfill their potential in becoming empowered to live more satisfied and meaningful lives. In my earlier years my intention was to inspire children through physics and chemistry to develop and expand their minds, while on entry into the therapeutic world this shifted to assisting people in improving their inner and hence outer worlds. This broadly includes mental health, relationships and well-being.

My entry into psychotherapy has been a fascinating exploration of a wide range of psychological, philosophical and scientific knowledge.

While this continues to inform my clinical private practice, my experience with clients has been the most valuable in informing me of what is effective and therapeutic in facilitating positive change and in assisting them to gain more resilience to navigate their lives. My clients remain my primary teachers.

I join many people who have and are collecting, sifting, fine-tuning and synthesizing knowledge and methodologies from the past and present, to find the most effective ways to work in providing positive therapeutic outcomes for those who seek better mental health and wellbeing.

Psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers enter a particular school of thought in their training in being schooled in its chosen philosophy, skills and practice and very often stay within this field trusting that this is the best or only way to work psychotherapeutically with their clients.

Mental health professionals often maintain a sense of loyalty to their chosen modality that may become a restriction to exploring other ways of working or thinking. In this book I invite you to come out of your school of thought, at least for a while and explore what is taking place in terms of innovation and development in the psychotherapy world and the formation of new approaches.

New approaches that are taking what is of value from each of the major strands of former approaches and integrating them into new modalities so as to give us the means to improve our effectiveness with clients as we continue on our own personal and professional growth.

Rapid Core Healing (RCH) is a dual approach of psychotherapy that is composed of Emotional Mind Integration (EMI) and Family Constellations (FC)

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