As challenges to well-being increase, practitioners are called to move beyond interventions to improve functioning to those that help clients flourish. Doing so will help clients to exercise greater resilience and do “better than zero.” This session offers strategies to develop gratitude, meaning, and character strengths that foster greater overall well-being.
After a presentation of original, new conceptualizations on Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Universal Wisdom, presenter will do an exercise to participants for contacting their Universal Wisdom and to learn how to utilize It. She will demonstrate and participants will practice and discuss exercises and how to teach them to clients.
Footprintings is a projective exploratory model, designed to help patients get unstuck from a self-limiting personal narrative. Nine color sets of Footprintings become literal tools to represent and track shifting states of consciousness and to access untapped resources and body wisdom. This workshop will be both didactic and experiential.
This presentation will explore the major themes, dimensions, and conceptualizations of resiliency from communal, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual perspectives. We will discuss how to mobilize resiliency within the framework of time-limited soul care and use the dynamic interaction among heritages, norms, traditions, and values, to further the coping, surviving, and thriving strategies. We will argue that resiliency, is not only a psycho-emotional and individualistic potential ability, but also a collective foundation, resource, and faculty stored in the community. Thus, resiliency is a clear function of culture, group identity, and generational wisdom.
BT14 Short Course 14 - Tapping into Reserves You Never Knew You Had Using Your Personal Power - Norma Barretta, PhD and Philip Barretta, MA, MFT
In the brief treatment of trauma, using hypnosis, not only amplifies the benefits, it also shortens the treatment time. Creating just the right metaphor, choosing the best language patterns, and using the patient’s ( as well as the therapist's) own resources can intensify and direct the deep desire for healing far more quickly than traditional therapy ever could. Tapping into their mutual personal power, enables the intervention. A demonstration of anchoring resources will be part of this short course.
Ericksonian trauma work utilizes the experience of the present to redefine the past, while remaining future oriented. Memory reconsolidation occurs as memories are physically altered and re-encoded with new emotional elements. More than symptom relief, the intentional use of imagination and creative problem solving ensures greater resiliency for future challenges.
This workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of providing online Ericksonian Clinical Supervision. It will address how to select an online platform, the major legal and ethical issues in providing online supervision, and a focused discussion on how to utilize the online environment to provide quality supervision. Participants will leave this workshop with a good overview about how to conduct digital (online) supervision in ethical and useful ways.
Milton H. Erickson, M.D. understood that the conscious (thinking) mind is where symptoms are frequently created and cultivated while the subconscious mind is a limitless storehouse of healing energies, potentials, and solutions. This short course will describe a deceptively simple, Ericksonian approach to becoming powerfully calm. Live demonstrations, experiential zone exercises, and case studies will be facilitated to teach how solution-focused questions, strategic interventions, and formal/conversational hypnotherapy effectively treat anxiety, depression, and trauma.
This new advanced brief therapy approach uses positive double binds to do intentionally what happens naturally when everything seems to go right. It transforms trauma’s rigid thinking and can greatly assist your clients to heal, make better decisions and believe more positively in themselves and their future.
A demonstration and a 12-minute DVD illustrate how to assist clients to make effective choices satisfying their needs, especially power or inner control. Merging reality therapy with Ericksonian principles helps clients discover and choose alternatives to the manifestations of past trauma, the pain of powerlessness due to anxiety and depression.