BT12 Short Course 01 – Two Voices, One Dream: A Brief Therapy Technique for Couples – Eric Greenleaf, PhD, and Christine Guilloux, DESS
When we are in love, “Life is like a dream,” and each values the other. This brief exercise reintroduces a loving dream of the couple, utilizing values of childhood and the pleasure of trance to help them accomplish this once again. The female and male therapists induce the trance together.
BT12 Short Course 02 – Opening to the Heart of Healing – Maggie Phillips, PhD
This workshop will present effective clinical applications of HeartMathTM tools and heart coherence feedback training. Participants will learn positive emotion-focused techniques for self-regulation and emotional stabilization demonstrated to improve clinical outcomes when working with stress, anxiety, panic, grief, anger, and other toxic emotions as well as applications with mindbody symptoms such as insomnia, chronic pain, asthma, and hypertension. Participants will also receive “hands on” training in the use of individual heart rhythm monitors and review ways of using them effectively with a wide variety of clients.
BT12 Short Course 03 – Creating Connections for Lasting Solutions in Family Therapy – Gabrielle Peacock, MBBS
This workshop will focus on the importance of building relationships in Family Therapy. It will introduce participants to “connecting questions” that generate the experience of connection and relating between family members. There will be demonstration and practice so that small groups will be able to feel for themselves the experience of connection and become more able to translate this into their work.
BT12 Short Course 04 – Using Movies in Ericksonian Therapy – Daniel Bass, Dipl. Psych
Movies are complex multisensory stories reflecting a specific world. They transport messages and solutions in order to provide the viewer with the possibility of identifying with the movie characters, get absorbed in it, empathize, recognize consciously or subconsciously one’s own central topics in life. They provide the possibility of being catalysts for developmental processes that can be used in psychotherapy. In this presentation participants will learn about the processes of watching movies and the transfer into therapy.
BT12 Short Course 05 – Splendid Presence: The Meeting Between Buddhist/Mindfulness Practices and Clinical Hypnosis – Thomas Roberts, LCSW
This Short Course will explore the reciprocal contributions between hypnotherapy and Buddhist/mindfulness meditation. Participants will learn how to incorporate the language of mindfulness (spaciousness, acceptance/ patience, openness, compassion) into the therapeutic/hypnotherapeutic practices, thus helping clients embrace the benefits that both have to offer.
BT12 Short Course 06 – Neuromuscular Awareness: A Mind-Body Method to Treat Patients with Chronic Pain – Anja Ferrari-Malik, MD
Neuromuscular awareness is a method which focuses on the discovery and development of the skill to perceive one’s own internal bodily sensations and to act upon this awareness to reduce pain. The ability to recognize small bodily changes helps the client to create a new pathway in mind-body connection.
BT12 Short Course 07 – Blending Science, Spirituality and Beliefs to Enhance the Effect of Psychotherapy – Assen Alladin, PhD
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy provides an evidence-based model for integrating diverse cultural beliefs and wisdoms in therapy. This course will demonstrate how to integrate cultural beliefs and wisdoms in short-term psychotherapies. Non Western societies attach more importance to the heart. The heart is considered central to producing changes in psychotherapy because a person validates reality not by how they think (cognition) but how the person feels (affect). Moreover, societal pressure and the focus on individualism unintentionally create “neurosis” and a tendency towards “narcissism” in our culture.
BT12 Short Course 08 – Brief Therapy with Gay Men – Richard Miller, MSW
Successful brief psychotherapeutic work with gay men includes the use of clinical hypnoses as well as an accepting compassionate stance of the psychotherapist. Ego-state work and positive self-representations create healing from years of internalized shame. Specific psychosocial issues for gay men, core issues common in the gay male community, customized hypnoses scripts, and effective short-term treatment strategies will be discussed.
BT12 Short Course 09 – Core Intelligence: The Centering Process – Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW
Create transformation using a three step process: Inward, Outward, Upward! Help clients leave ego defenses behind and rise to live centered in their Core Intelligence™. Teach clients to live consciously by traveling through…. seven gateways that untangle voices from the past. Free from chaos that stresses them in the workplace, home, and relationships!
BT12 Short Course 10 – Emotional Super Strengths: Transform Emotion, Transform the Person – Linda Duncan, EdD
This workshop focuses on four categories of emotion—fear, anger, sadness, and joy, and illustrates their potential negative impacts. Problems arise when we respond to the impacts ineffectively—typically through some form of avoidance—instead of discovering our potential to transform the emotion. The key to transformation lies in responding with the emotional super strength hidden within each emotion. With anger the strength is self-mastery; with fear/ personal power; with sadness/ acceptance; with joy/ gratefulness. The workshop concludes with the Emotional Plan for Daily Living—a set of four principles that help integrate their super strengths into an overall approach to life.