We will summarize the Rossi 50+ year saga of exploring the theory, research and practice of Mind-Body Psychotherapy with live demonstrations for the entire audience as well as individual volunteers with a focus on 4 Essential keys: 1. Milton Erickson’s Minimal Cues Optimizing Therapeutic Hypnosis, 2. The 90-120 minute 4-Stage Creative Cycle, 3.The Novelty-Numinosum-Neurogenesis Effect , 4.The Basic Rest-Activity Cycle of Everyday Mind-Body Healing. Yoga activity will be experienced as appropriate through-out.
Family Constellations are a treatment method invented by Bert Hellinger and developed by his expositors. This well-grounded and solution-oriented application can change recalcitrant problems in a short time because it addresses core issues and utilizes the power of the family system, revealing hidden gemstones of love. Restoring the natural symmetry of respect and affiliation rids clients of the burdens that make life painful and sad. Constellations can optimize life energy and diffuse problematic scripts that cause redundant dysfunctional patterns.
This first of two workshops will demonstrate the use of informal trance in couple therapy. PACT therapists use rolling chairs (office chairs) as a major therapeutic tool for both the couple and therapist in managing arousal, attention, and for inducing trance states. Attendees will learn the basic tenants of PACT and a common approach to inducing informal trance states in partners using rolling chairs. Partners go into a deeper state whereby the therapist can probe, prod, and investigate more implicit issues that plague the relationship.
Depression is the most common mood disorder in the world and is currently ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the second greatest cause of human suffering and disability. It is growing in prevalence in every demographic group, but especially young people. Depression’s tentacles reach into every aspect of peoples’ lives, including relationships, productivity and physical health. What have we learned about depression?
Attunement can be considered the deepest level of rapport, a foundation of empathy. We will learn how to attune to affect, behavior, cognition, attitude, perception, and relationship patterns —even how to attune to the preconscious associations that drive behavior. A precursor to every intervention, attunement will be described from the perspective of hypnosis, psychotherapy, and social psychology. Clinical applications will be demonstrated and discussed. Includes small-group practice exercises.
The concept of Wounded Self, derived from the work of Alladin (2013, 2014, and 2016) and Wolfe (2005) provides theoretical rationale for utilizing both conscious, and in some clients, unconscious psychotherapies for treating anxiety disorders. The Course will focus on brief unconscious strategies for accessing and healing emotional injuries.
When children and their parents are in the grips of worry and stress, it feels overwhelming and mysterious. Anxiety is a very persistent master; when it moves into families, it takes over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime and recreation. To make matters worse, the things adults (including many therapist and school systems) do to help and console anxious children actually make the anxiety stronger.
In brief therapy, we have to be better than long-term therapists in getting people to change and cooperate with treatment. Recent research from social psychology, behavioral economics and the new brain science show three powerful principles for being persuasive. Why do marketers know all this and most therapists do not? Come and learn how to be at least as persuasive as marketers.
Conceptually simple, MRI Brief Therapy takes seriously the idea that it is not so much problems in living that bring people into therapy, but ineffective efforts being made to resolve those difficulties that inadvertently exacerbate and perpetuate the problem into irresolvable vicious cycles. Effective brief therapy facilitates clients to Interrupt efforts being made to resolve the problem that inadvertently perpetuate the problem, and in doing so the problem often dissipates on its own.
A powerful, process and solidly theoretical model, Contemporary Gestalt therapy is based on Applied Dialogic Existential Phenomenology. Bob Resnick, trained and personally certified by Fritz Perls (1969) was chosen by Perls to introduce Gestalt Therapy to Europe. Theory and live demonstrations. Comments, questions, discussions—and a sense of humor—are welcome.