Brett was a medical school student who had burnt out after several years of study. He no longer connected emotionally to his initial motivation to become a doctor, and as a result was finding his studies tedious and uninspiring. He was finding that other people’s expectations and hopes for him were clouding his own independent and drive: although they supported his plans, their motivations were not the same as his.
In just one session, Brett was able to reconnect to his deep drive to help other people and to see himself fulfilling that role. He emerged from the session refreshed and realigned with his innermost goals, and was able to resume studies with renewed commitment.