Reflective Integration Therapy™ is a groundbreaking new therapy in that it is the first fully contemplative psychotherapeutic model ever designed, and has been specifically tailored for individuals with high functioning autism. RIT™ is a comprehensive therapeutic programme comprised of a combination of essential teachings and engaging therapies designed to give hope to the many people on the autism spectrum who are desperately seeking a way to transcend the hand they have been dealt: trying to cope with extreme emotions, abuse, anxiety, social confusion, critical thoughts, and poor choices, and to discover that despite all these things, peace of mind and solid self-esteem are not only possible but attainable — a ‘middle way’ not in theory, but by hard-won practice.
RIT™ recognizes the efficacy of exploring our personal history within the framework of a larger story than our own, where we are encouraged to encounter our limited experience not in isolation, but within the epic proportions of the Human Story — its joys, hopes, setbacks and sufferings embraced and nourished by the collective experience that we call ‘Tradition’. The foundational therapy, on which RIT™ is built, is that of the way of mantra meditation, a new pathway of therapeutic healing, a shift from the cognitive to the contemplative.
It is a comprehensive therapeutic programme developed both for potential and participating clients from the age of 16 and up, that they may familiarize themselves with the content and vision of the programme prior to experiencing it in its clinical application, and as the essential guide and resource for therapists for clinical application. Reflective Integration Therapy™ is the ‘go to’ resource for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals specializing and researching in the ASC field, as well as parents, partners, educators, and all stakeholders who wish to learn more.
Rachael Lee Harris is an Australian registered psychotherapist specializing in autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Rachael’s innovation, Reflective Integration Therapy™, is groundbreaking in that it is the first fully contemplative psychotherapeutic model ever designed, and has been specifically tailored for individuals with high functioning autism. Rachael’s therapeutic philosophies and practice flow out of over 30 years experience of practicing the discipline of mantra meditation within the Western contemplative tradition, and from her experience as a former Carmelite nun in an English monastic community. Rachael herself is on the autism spectrum and continues to share her intimate knowledge of autism through her private practice, speaking engagements and clinical supervision. Explore Rachael's story in her autobiography My Autistic Awakening - Unlocking the Potential for a Life Well Lived.