BT12 Short Course 20 – Transforming Patient’s Vulnerability into Identity Strength – Consuelo Casula
Patients bring to therapy unhappiness caused by personal, social, professional, and moral problems, and therapists need to face them with an approach based on utilizing the hidden strengths in each component of the person. This workshop will present the Identity Strength Focused approach, with its method, techniques and metaphors to empower patients in healing their wounds, following spiritual values, finding the strength coming from mind-body coherence, empathy with others, and engagement in their job.
BT12 Short Course 22 – Creating Lasting Solutions in Hypnosis – Robert McNeilly, MBBS
We all want solution and we want them to last. Experience and learning are predictably useful ways of solutions to become permanent. Hypnosis is a wonderful way of generating experiences and after Erickson, of facilitating learning. In this practical workshop we will explore tailoring our hypnotic conversation to fit the unique individuality of each client, they are naturally more willing to connect with more of their innate resources, and learn in their own unique way.
BT12 Short Course 24 – The Interplay-Mind, Brain, Body, Gene: How This Becomes Behavior, Affect and Mental State – Richard Hill, MA, MEd
The Interplay is a word for the relationship between the broad complex of processes that collectively create our clients. Our inner world expresses itself in more than just behavior and affect. This presentation will show how this occurs and how body states and even gene expression are explicitly expressed through “9 voices” from our implicit self. A brief therapeutic process will be described that dovetails into whatever therapy you practice to positively affect the Interplay.
BT12 Short Course 25 – How to Thoroughly Co-Create Brief Therapy Efficiently and Effectively – Virgil Hayes, DO, MSW
Psychotherapy is a blend of art and science. However, the art of using a conceptual framework to co-create solutions is overlooked in favor of medical paradigms. This short course focuses on non-medical understandings of anxiety and depression creation to enable the clinician to be more effective in co-creating solutions. Case discussion and lecture for all skill levels.
BT12 Short Course 26 – From Worry to Wonder: Evoke Your Unconscious to Make the Impossible Possible – Neil Fiore, PhD
Learning to shift from worry to wonder releases conscious struggle and makes more energy available for rapid recovery and healing. Reframing worry as a request from the unconscious mind for a plan to survive an anticipated crisis can reduce stress hormones and muscle tension while enhancing immune system health. Knowing you can access a deep unconscious wisdom and support frees the conscious mind and prepares it to receive a therapeutic surprise.
BT12 Short Course 27 – Illuminating Solutions with the Trance-Sending Light of Compassionate Playfulness – Betty Blue, PhD
Participants are invited to explore and experience spiritually uplifting, trance-forming, life-affirming, compassionately bonding and solution rehearsing processes and techniques comprising Transcendence-focused Playfulness. Emphasis will be on how such processes may transform learned helplessness into personal empowerment and contribute to emotion-based neurochemical regulation, well-being, immunoenhancement and gene expression. Examples and group participation will highlight “Metaphorplay”, playful paradox, soothing and energizing imagination activation, musical catharsis and reciprocating the compassionate radiance of “natural highs”.
BT12 Short Course 28 – Humor Matters: Clinical Application of Humor in Psychotherapy – Steve Sultanoff, PhD
Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? In this lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, we will explore the rationale for and practical application of the conscious and purposeful use of humor in psychotherapy. Humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. We will explore how humor can be a powerful tool to build the relationship, diagnose, and treat, and we will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor.
BT12 Short Course 29 – Everlasting Heroes – Christine Guilloux, DESS
Subject, patient, client, therapist, teacher, trainer, supervisor, supervised, all of us are shaped from an essence, the stuff we are made of, the hero within. This workshop will offer then ways to utilize our ever lasting heroes, our models in our therapeutic goals for inner change and help the patient build from the hero within himself/herself.
BT12 Short Course 30 – Mindfulness, Trauma, and Trance: Ericksonian Brief Solutions: A Mind/Body Approach – Ronald Alexander, PhD
This course will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation. The course will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, re-framing and de-framing the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body. These methods allow the body to open healthier pathways for new somatic recoveries. We will also emphasize the use of naturalistic hypnotic trance, guided mindfulness practice, and healing metaphors for generating new therapeutic skills in mindbody healing therapies.
BT12 Short Course 31 – Sustaining Passion and Longevity in Life Using Medical and Longevity Research and Theories in Brief Therapy – Eva Long, PhD
This is a fast-paced, proven successful workshop on how professionals will help patients and clients utilizing the current adult development research/best practices in meaningful work/self-renewal with practical implementation ideas. This session will focus on the importance of 1) creating a life’s purpose, 2) optimism, 3) a circle of friends, 4) managing loss, and letting go while connecting the dots on some of the most significant medical and longevity research.