WHAT IS CWF?
CURE: 5 SHAPES
A summary of the 5 Steps of the CURE method
Connect: to love
– Invitationally (in an invitational posture)
– SAFETY (Small Attitudes Facing Empathy Time “You questions”) using the
– Four A’s (Attachment Atunement Attention and Accompaniment)
Understand: to know
(circles & square)
– Listen with understanding questions and all the skills and attitudes that accompany that holy task.
– Locate current and/or past issues on the five circles/sectors and five shapes
– Link these, making sense of how they fit together as a picture, and influence each other and the client.
– Formulation, linking all elements of the case together, and answering the questions, “Why has this person/system come to me/us in this way at this time? Where is this person heading to? What are the alternatives??
Respond: to grow
(shape of cross)
– Response Questions – invitational open questions as a way of life in terms of responding
– Therapeutic map, to provide therapeutic direction
– The CWF tool bag, from which many therapies are carefully chosen, and skillfully used
– Tennis or OPV for building empathy, especially within conflict, and for deepening understanding between two or more, for God centered flourishing responses (especially within marriage).
– Basic level, or therapeutic level, trialogue/lingering, together with the client, with the Trinity
Engage Help: to show – servant leadership
– Inviting assistance for client /self and moving towards serving and leading, fulfilling the great commandments and great commission
– This includes understanding and accessing support, link and serve pyramids.
Evaluate: how did you go?
– How are we, in relationship with ourselves, others, and God (in terms of walking the CURE steps, and growing in our TASK) personally, professionally; evaluating conversational content and process, and asking the question “Where is God in this?”
The CWF is the most comprehensive road map to the process of counseling others that I know of.
– Prof. Brad Smith. Lausanne Care and Counsel Committee Chair
CURE: 5 SHAPES
A summary of the 5 Shapes of the CURE method
The circles most completely illustrate the CWF, being truly:
- Christian: A God centred anthropology of man;
- Wholistic: Providing a central (Spirit) source, a balanced wheel (all sectors are equally important) integrating many parts, theories and modalities; and a
- Framework in terms of,
- Structure: like a tree, a circular tower/table, a jigsaw puzzle which as assembled shows the full picture, or a directional map. The circles provide a capacity for breath, direction, and a sense of integrated cohesiveness. The circles also illustrate most extensively, the common, uniting, transferable
- Picture language: which can be unique to any individual person, whatever age, culture or gender, and yet also universal.
- Operating system: on which other applications can be placed.
The square indicates at any given time where we or another may be: self centered flourishing or suffering, or God centered flourishing or suffering. One part of us may be in one quadrant while another part is in another quadrant.
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