Causism™ Theory: Part 3


The more I researched and developed my work, the greater its disparity with conventional beliefs, practices, and terminology, so to obviate any confusion a new word was coined and assigned to the work, namely CAUSISM. It combines two English words, Cause and Ism. In the World Book Dictionary Cause is defined thus: To create an effect; to make things happen. Ism is defined as A doctrine, principle, or system.

Causism™ challenges many philosophical ideas that have been held sacrosanct for thousands of years, as well as all the current modalities operating under the banner of mental health therapies. Philosophic differences are subjective, such as in politics, and are the product of usually deeply entrenched opinions and viewpoints, whereas differences in practice are decidedly objective because they are very observably evident, and this is where the truths of Causism are very easily demonstrated.

Probably the biggest departure from the application of conventional therapies lies in the area of self-disclosure, for Causism™ is devoid of that element to the extent that clients are even asked not to talk about themselves because it is of no therapeutic value whatsoever and is only wasting session time. My standard response to a talkative client is to say, “It is not that I am not interested in you or your problems, otherwise we would not be here now, so let me finish the session and we can talk about it after!” Clients are never interested in talking about their problems after the session, but if they are, that is a sure sign that there are still unhandled issues. Of course, some clients want to share their newfound freedom from the past but that is welcomed as it emphasizes just how much they have changed.

The need for self-disclosure in other therapies is a major contributor to the reluctance and refusal of many people to undergo therapy. It is purely a happy but unintentional factor that MEM counseling is devoid of self-disclosure and once this is made known it has encouraged many a client to accept help. Another major development is the complete absence of evaluation and advice on the part of the practitioner.

Our effectiveness is demonstrated by our statistics. Very few clients need more than two one-hour sessions to achieve the desired result: a person fully in control of their own lives and living their own dreams.

On record to demonstrate MEM’s effectiveness is the testimony of a medically retired American policeman, suffering from PTSD, the result of a harrowing experience in the line of duty. Despite the best of help, he was continually fighting an urge to “end it all” with a gun in his mouth. After about 90 minutes of MEM work, he was completely free of his emotional agony and had attained the above-desired result. As a matter of interest, because of his financial position, as a humanitarian gesture, I did not charge him and as we used Skype there was no overhead.

Difficult as it is to estimate financial costs associated with emotional disorders it is utterly impossible to estimate the human costs and it is this aspect of ignoring my research that I find the most difficult to accept. So-called authorities are obviously more concerned with maintaining their status, and probably their income rather than the well-being of sufferers. If that were not the case they would at least examine my work. It reminds me of the way the revolutionary work of Semmelweis of hygiene fame was originally belittled, fought, and discarded by extant authorities and how Harvey of bloodstream fame was originally treated, although in his case he lived long enough to be eventually vindicated.

To return to a more positive note, a fundamental basis upon which we all operate in life is that we are all controlled by our feelings. Our feelings dictate what we say, do, and think and conversely what we do not say or do. The examples are endless in both the positive and negative sense.

Another fundamental and infallible factor utilised by MEM procedures is the Mind’s sole function of creating an image of what a person (client) has their attention on. To verify this claim, answer this question, “Do you like apples?” You will automatically have created a mental image of that piece of fruit because the word apple has put your attention on it. That may seem rather innocuous but I am probably the first person in recorded history to spell it out in such specific terms and it makes a mockery of all the other attempts to categorise the mind’s function. This data also leads to the most amazing and momentous discovery ever made in the field of emotional health. The discovery that is central to the effectiveness of MEM is the mind’s ability, when given specific commands by MEM practitioners, to create a mental image to represent an unwanted feeling or emotion. The word ‘represent’ is emphasised because as previously stated the mind cannot evaluate but will robotically create an image, which can be anything from a donut to a dinosaur. The technical reason for this phenomenon is explained in the MEM training materials. Any person who partakes of a session acquires strong unshakable certainty as to the truth of these factors and of course the effectiveness of MEM.

What has to be realised is that all of Causism™ has been developed since I first experienced mental imagery whilst working with my colleague John Avery in 1997. For many years prior to that, 38 to be precise, like all other practitioners I was using narrative. If ever an event changed a person’s life it was that. A vital aspect of Causism training is that each and every trainee is only eligible to join an academy after acquiring subjective reality as to both the truth of Causism’s principles and their effectiveness, in other words, they have had a full session.

As regards human costs, the noted Australian academic Prof Allan Fels in a very recent address stated that for every person in Australia who was last year killed on the road, there were seven who took their own life. Tragically that number includes many ex-service people the victims of their service for the country.

Finally and importantly It must be stated that MEM is a cooperative procedure between practitioner and client so cannot be forced on anyone. The old saying, “It takes two to tango” is decidedly true of MEM.

On my web page I offer a free 15-minute session for any individual genuinely interested in self-improvement and what they have just read. The offer permanently eliminates what is referred to as a person’s Ruin, which is the single most negative element in their make-up. It sits unknowingly buried in the psyche of each and every individual and the only exceptions are those who have never experienced an upset, which is defined thus: An upset is defined as any event not willingly experienced. That definition is born out by experience plus the established fact that not a single individual is ever exempt from this element. The nature and details of an upset are of no significance whatsoever…an upset is an upset is an upset!

I will close by repeating the opening words of this article: “You are a hundred years ahead of your time…”

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