Using experiential methods promotes adaptive states in clients. Experiential methods can be the center point of therapy.
1. Describe the process of “signifying.”
2. Describe how to use “signifying” strategically.
Problems/Symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing. A generative state can allow that transformation to be realized.
1. Demonstrate how symptoms can become solutions under proper conditions.
2. Describe how a creative state can unfold from a client's unique processes and patterns.
Hypnotic interventions can offer a cognitive shift toward tolerating uncertainty, positive expectancy, and a framework for taking action essential to helping the anxious person recover. Hypnosis is an opportunity to introduce and solidify these elements of active treatment.
This demonstration will introduce hypno- sis into the process of ongoing therapy for the sake of illustrating a simple induction. The heightened internal concentration that results can be deepened and result in more effect concentration, resource retrieval, and experience reassociations aimed at rea
Too often our clients make poor decisions that serve to unnecessarily complicate their lives. In this clinical hypnosis session, the focus will be on using hypnosis to encourage a better quality of decision making in some area of the client's life.
The cutting-edge anxiety treatment is now pushing further into the confrontational. You will learn a persuasive strategy, built out of whole cloth within the first session, which will help clients find the courage and motivation to purposely seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear. Practical methods enable clients to ignore the content of their worries and to explore the feeling of uncertainty rather than fleeing from it.
Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story at the right time to the right person is an art and a skill. This demonstration will show a gentle, artful and respectful way of doing brief therapy that uses stories to invite change.
Clinicians are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness practices can enlighten and enliven their lives, both inside and outside the therapy hour. These techniques hold great promise for personal development and as a powerful method to enhance virtually all forms of psychotherapy. But what does mindfulness-informed therapy actually look like? This demonstration, using volunteers from the audience, will illustrate how mindfulness practices and insights derived from them can inform treatment.
This one-hour presentation will demonstrate cross-dialogic and other strategic techniques for shepherding couples to- ward “secure functioning,” an attitudinal and behavioral expectation that couples operate as a two-person psychological system. Because the concept of secure-functioning is principle based and not personality based, the success of secure-functioning relationships does not depend upon attachment orientation. The presentation will endeavor to help the clinician utilize psychobiological strategies to help clarify partner attachment strategies, true desires, and unspoken agendas in couple therapy.