SEMPI in use with the general public
SEMPI Real Conversations, welcomes a true warrior woman, Julia Foley, who was brave enough to talk about what it's like for her to live with Borderline personality disorder, then we go through 'How is your SEMPI?' together. A beautiful, and candid interview.
SEMPI Real Conversations, welcomes a very special guest, living with schizophrenia, who openly talks about his fascinating travels while in psychosis, and then demonstrates how to answer the SEMPI SCM while giving us a snap shot into his amazing thinking!
The SEMPI Real Conversation guest is Zandi (24 year old vet nurse) who learns The SEMPI SCM, and speaks about her very busy life at the moment.
Daniella Ghossein (mcap) talks about what it's like to have a very unwell father, while also learning the
SEMPI SCM live w Alyse on Instagram 3.8.2018
SEMPI SCM live w Alyse on Instagram 3.8.2018
Bullied student Bella (14) talks with Alyse about how her SEMPI is, suicide, and how hard she is finding going to school at the moment. A very emotional interview.
Jenny (50) talks to Alyse today on SEMPI Real Conversations about transitioning careers, and being a carer for her elderly mum, while demonstrating the SEMPI SCM.
'SEMPI SOCIAL COMMUNICATION MODEL free community version.
The SEMPI Social Communication Model has been written for anyone wanting to give themselves the gift of a strong voice relating to why they feel the way they do and where it is stemming from. There are THREE SEMPI models that are written for all areas of the community.
The SEMPI Social Communication Model 'FREE Community' version, the 'professional Empathy' workplace version, and the 'students' versions.
The community version is designed for everyone to use in everyday life. It is especially helpful for anyone who is experiencing daily mental and or physical health challenges.
It is my personal hope that anyone who wants to learn the SEMPI language, will find a more peaceful and insightful way through to settling their own unrest. This model promotes and allows a greater understanding through shared and reciprocated empathy within the community, leading to better mental health.
"EMPATHY IS A HEALING AGENT.
IT CONFIRMS AND RELEASES EVEN THE MOST FRIGHTENED PERSON TO FEELING UNDERSTOOD" (Roger's, 1985).
The ‘SEMPI Social Communication Model’ is written expressly to bridge the gap that exists when a 'Sharer' is feeling as though they would like to speak to a 'Listener' about what is happening for them in the initial stages of a problem, to see if just talking and feeling heard is what they need. This is promoted by asking the question, HOW IS YOUR SEMPI?
The ‘SEMPI Social Communication Model’ is also proposed as a stop gap alternative scaffold, in conjunction with community services, to bridge the financial disadvantage between people who can afford to see specialist psychotherapists, psychologists, and other associated health professionals, and those who can’t. This model does not claim to replace professional workers in any way. It is a stop gap model so that people are not left with no one to talk to due to lack of funds, cutbacks in community help centres, lack of access to professional staff, loneliness, isolation, waiting in the interim stage to see a professionals, or time constraints due to services being closed on nights, weekends and public holidays.
The primary logo for the FREE community version of the SEMPI Social Communication Model, (flower logo at top of page) shows a community of people who are all coming together in the spirit of love, empathy and togetherness. The Community version model has been written for anyone within any community who is experiencing loneliness, or would like to feel heard and understood.
For many of us, when we are around people who are experiencing difficult times, we sometimes don't know what to say if we ask them if they are alright and they say no. The SEMPI model teaches everyone a simple communication model is that next time this happens, people will know what to talk about if the person in front of them says that they aren't alright.Anyone within any community, can access this new communication model. Once you have learnt the SEMPI model, you can tap into a greater awareness and personal insight through your own honest and open dialogue. It is very easy to learn and pass on. The SEMPI language can be shared with the next person throughout their community, ultimately leading to a domino effect of greater communal sharing, insightfulness, awareness and empathy for each other.
It can also be used reciprocally, so no one feels unheard.
Our dream is that anytime of the day or night, once the SEMPI model is out and about within our communities, loneliness will become a thing of the past, empathy will be a normal part of our daily conversation, bullying will be obsolete and people all over the world will feel heard and valued! Originally, I wrote this model for the homeless people that I was working with. I was terribly concerned at how lonely and unheard they were feeling out in the community, especially at night. I was also concerned about how stretched many of the wonderful services and the staff that were working in them were. It seemed to me that many of the homeless women that I spoke to did not want to talk about their daily struggles to any extent, in case they tapped into something very traumatic. I heard them. They would be left to deal with anything I had tapped into later at night when no one was around. It wasn't appropriate. Some of the women also had extensive physical problems and that alone was very overwhelming for them, let alone talking about anything deeper. I know that coaxing the women into speaking about their longer term problems was never going to be a quick fix, so I thought outside the box and into the future, with the hope that new communicative language that was a part of everyday conversation could be a better way forward for the community, so I invented SEMPI combined with the question, "HOW IS YOUR SEMPI?"
Are we aiming too high? We don't think so. Where you focus is where you go!