|Posted on February 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM|
By Alyse Price-Tobler 22.2 18
MEDIA RELEASE FOR THE SEMPI SOCIAL COMMUNICATION MODEL
What happens if you ask someone if they're O.K, and they answer NO?
What if there was a solution?
‘Do you know how to stop what you're doing, and have a deeper, more real, empathic conversation with another person, allowing them to feel heard, validated and understood, if they answer ‘NO?’
Here is the solution!
Hi, my name is Alyse Price-Tobler (MCAP). The last four years of my life have been dedicated to designing a completely original, ground breaking, FREE stigma reduction model for the world! I can guarantee you that there is no other model like this one anywhere, and it has the power to positively change communities!
The ‘SEMPI Social Communication Model’ (pronounced Sem-pie) has been developed primarily with the purpose of reducing ''the tribal stigma of race, nation, and religion" (Goffman, 1963) within our communities. ‘The SEMPI Social Communication Model’ will be known as the ‘SSCM’ for the remainder of this media release.
What is the ‘SSCM’ and why was it designed?
SEMPI teaches community members the steps to take if someone is not OK in that very moment. The ‘SSCM’ teaches adult community members how to easily move into deeper, more empathetic conversations, enabling everyone to feel heard & understood, through the acronym known as SEMPI. Each letter within the acronym SEMPI covers all aspects of daily mental and physical health in an easy to use system. Children from age three can use the specifically designed children’s model, to learn how to speak about and understand themselves. They can also gain personal insight about how their bodies and minds are feeling from an early age, thereby reducing stigma and normalising talk around mental health. Children can speak about anything they choose, be it good or not so good, in their daily routine. They can share this model with adults, or other children, allowing everyone to reciprocally have a voice and feel heard!
The ‘SSCM’ has been written for ALL community members, from all walks of life! This new model teaches everyone from aged three to adult, the art of having a heart to heart conversation, so that competing with each other stops, and real listening can take place. This model is designed as a community aid to reduce loneliness, stigma, and bullying between community members, while increasing altruism through a ‘pay it forward’ philosophy.
This idea matters because people need personal equality and freedom to thrive. The silence and imbalance of power within our society needs to be stopped, so that we all feel heard, validated and understood, while honouring each other.
Imagine if people could learn to speak freely and honestly with a strong voice, about why they feel the way they do and what their individual needs are, while also believing that they will be heard when they do this.
This concept has the power to change the world!
Is there a better question than ‘are you alright?’ or ‘are you o.k?’
While I was writing the ‘SSCM’, I decided to include a new solution to the question ‘Are you alright?’ I created a whole new angle, and a brand new replacement question!
Introducing the question, ‘HOW IS YOUR SEMPI?'
'HOW IS YOUR SEMPI?' is a deeper, more real invitation, asked by one person to another, (between ages three to adult). This question is asked if it comes from a genuine place of interest for another person.
‘HOW IS YOUR SEMPI?’ comes with an in built offer to take the time out to listen, and walk with the other person, consequently moving the conversation to a deeper level of empathy, care and understanding for each other’s perspectives!
‘HOW IS YOUR SEMPI?’ is a totally unique question that no one is used to hearing, so they cannot equate it to the question ‘ARE YOU ALRIGHT?’
How does this model benefit the community?
Most importantly! Knowing this model could save someone’s life!
Members may also experience the development of closer communal bonds, reduced loneliness and depression, heightened feelings of inclusion, and higher values of self-worth. This may have a positive impact on community member’s levels of empathy and happiness. It may also influence communal policing budgets, resources allocated to health care programs, and professional community workers burn out rates. Money saved can be used to improve communities health and wellbeing overall.
The 'SSCM' is created to be an aid for the community (not a replacement for professional help). There is a HUGE gap in the area of self-care in the community due to escalating living costs and cuts to social services. This model is created with this in mind, to assist the community to work with their difficulties together, and be able to identify them early, so that their problems don't escalate to higher unmanageable levels, and community money can be better spent!
The ‘SSCM’ is designed to work across all levels of stigma, including workplace stigma, mental health stigma, social class stigma, disability stigma and social stigma (physical, behavioural, intellectual and group). It teaches each person an easy to remember sequential task that they can adapt the model exactly to suit their own personal stories, and then pay it forward.
Why the ‘SSCM’ is important
There is no other model like the ‘SSCM’ in the world!
It is very clear, that mental illness has become more prevalent and community resources are now at breaking point! Every day, there are extreme levels of loneliness, low self-esteem and loss of hope. There is class division, segregation, judgemental behaviour, inequality, stigma, and discrimination. The ‘SSCM’ has been designed as a preventative measure, so that we as a society, do not become mentally or emotionally unwell.
The SEMPI Social Communication Model has been released as of 22.2.2018 and available for viewing at www.sempi.net or
For further media information contact: Alyse Price-Tobler email [email protected] web www.alyseprice-tobler.com
I am a professional, practising Psychotherapist/Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling (MCAP). I have worked in front line Community Mental Health & Disabilities, for the past 32 years. I have walked with thousands of struggling community members and I have seen a lot! These amazing souls are the reason why I get out of bed every day. My passion is deep and I am a very driven and serious advocate for many of my clients. Giving my clients a voice to feel heard and empowered is why I have written this model. I currently run my own private psychotherapy practise and counselling retreat out of Mittagong in NSW.