BT16 Workshop 1 - The Wholeness Process A New Form of Meditation That Resolves Life Issues - Connirae Andreas, PhD
Eastern spiritual teachings tell us that “suffering” goes away when we dissolve the ego. But what is the ‘ego’ and how does one dissolve it? You’ll be introduced to a new and practical way of doing inner work that offers a precise way of dissolving the everyday sense of the ego. It can be used both to heal and resolve problems, and as a gentle personal practice. Typical results include *deep relaxation of the nervous system, *a greater capacity to deal with stress with grace and humor, *resolves sleep issues. The session will include group experience, demonstration, and practice of the first Wholeness Process.
BT16 Workshop 10 - Mastering the Anxiety Game: Teaching Clients to Welcome their Fears - Reid Wilson, PhD
Therapists are supposed to make clients safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, there’s growing evidence that the quickest, most effective approach involves instructing them to ramp up their fears while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients shift their relationship with their fears and override the responses that perpetuate them.
BT16 Workshop 11 - Personhood and Therapy Technique Converged - Erving Polster, PhD
Dr. Polster will feature concentration, curiosity, fascination and simplicity of observation as agents of personhood. He will also offer four cornerstones of methodology. These are: the tightening of therapeutic sequences, establishing good quality contact, eliciting relevant stories, and identifying parts of the self. Live therapeutic sessions will illustrate the principles.
BT16 Workshop 13 - Transforming Negative States: An Essential Skill in Generative Therapy - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This workshop presents the Generative Psychotherapy approach to human states of suffering--depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, etc. This practical and positive approach assumes that each core human experience has equivalent potential to be positive or negative, depending on the human relationship to it; and thus focuses on how problems may be transformed to resources by skillful human connection.
BT16 Workshop 14 - To Experience Change You Have to Change Experience - Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB
Milton Erickson taught that symptoms were a breakdown of relations between people. Looking at personal or family traumatic problems through this lens it is relatively easy to recognize the existence and connection between past and present disordered relationships. More importantly, the required experiential resources that individuals need to correct these conditions becomes apparent. Once identified, therapy can concentrate on helping trauma-suffering clients acquire needed experiences and help clients learn to use them systematically and appropriately.