Yukio Ishizuka, M.D.
Founder of Lifetrack
is an ideal way to work with a professional therapist to achieve
personality transformation using 41 parameters and 26 graphs.
The program is ideal for a three-person team -- you, your partner
in life and a professional therapist -- working toward personality
transformation and breakthrough intimacy. However, some of you
may find Lifetrack useful as a comprehensive self-help tool, tracking
and reflecting on the self, intimacy, and achievement spheres
of your life. Just 5 minutes of your time at the end of each day
can make a difference.
Lovetrack is an abbreviated version that tracks
14 parameters and displays 9 graphs. This program focuses primarily
on the intimacy sphere. It takes only 20 seconds to enter the
data for immediate graphing. Lovetrack is designed as a self-help
tool to help you monitor the strength of your relationship with
your partner in life.
A caveat is that both Lifetrack and Lovetrack are most effective
when a couple works together, sharing their graphs to help each
other overcome natural resistances and achieve higher levels of
closeness than ever experienced before. If you do not have a partner,
you might share graphs with a special close friend to stimulate
and encourage each other in your common goal of finding and building
a successful close relationship and improving the overall quality
of your lives. Your chosen partner must be honest, tender and
capable of commitment -- a person who shares your genuine desire
to build a successful and lasting closeness. If your goal is to
transform your personality, the only proven format is a three-person
team -- you, your life partner, and an experienced Lifetrack therapist
-- working regularly (typically weekly) for three to six months.
The three-person team that is the foundation of the Lifetrack
method helps protect you and the therapist and ensures maximum
productivity in achieving the goal of therapy -- breakthrough
intimacy. For that reason, your partner in life should always
work with you and your chosen therapist, and you should avoid
therapists who do not encourage such teamwork.
Increasing closeness between loving and committed partners can
naturally provoke defensiveness, manifested in varying degrees
of anxiety, anger, physical symptoms, depression and even psychosis,
until a breakthrough is made in intimacy and defensiveness is
overcome. If you experience excessive defensive reactions against
escalating closeness with your partner, you should consider consulting
a professional therapist. You must remember, however, that symptoms
of stress provoked by escalating intimacy with your partner are
not the cause of the problem but signs that your existing personality
is having difficulty accommodating the rising level of intimacy.
Defensive reactions (symptoms of stress) are not only inevitable
but necessary for you to break out of your existing personality.
Therapy should help you overcome defensiveness to reach a higher
level of intimacy, not simply reduce the symptoms by distancing
or sacrificing intimacy.
Throughout your course of therapy, your Lifetrack therapist will
use your user ID and password to access your Lifetrack graphs
through the Internet. This accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date
information on your condition is invaluable for your therapist
to help you. You connect with the therapist of your choice in
the comfort of your home, over the Internet and phone, in complete
Professional therapists can work with their clients through www.mylifetrack.com
at no cost. To access clients' daily self-tracking graphs, therapists
simply log on to Lifetrack using the user IDs and passwords their
clients give them. Client sessions can be face-to-face office
visits or phone sessions for clients who are unable to come to
a scheduled session for some reason. Therapists can conduct effective
therapy sessions while away from their offices as long as they
have access to phone lines. Successful Lifetrack therapists will
be able to connect with their clients anywhere in the world, anytime
of the day or night. Therapists can also connect with professional
colleagues to receive the assistance they need to master Lifetrack
concepts and methods.
Beyond offering Lifetrack and Lovetrack programs to enhance your
well-being and that of your loved one, Lifetrack offers a forum
that is open and fair to individuals who need advice and to capable
professional therapists who should have maximum exposure and opportunity
to help others. Lifetrack's mission is to help advance the quality
of mental health service by providing an effective and tested
Lifetrack model of positive mental health and by making the highest-quality
professional service accessible to those who can benefit from
it, anywhere, anytime.
Although www.mylifetrack.com offers a forum where interested individuals
can easily and comfortably connect with professional therapists,
Lifetrack cannot be responsible for what transpires between the
parties on their own consent.