We will review the little-known history of the MHE/Ravitz/Rossi research, which developed the first quantum electrodynamic field theory of therapeutic hypnosis from 1950 to 2016. We will use the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) perspective to plan, promote & publish research on MHE’s naturalistic hypnosis, consciousness, cognition & therapeutic states in Open Access High Impact Scientific Journals. Everyone is welcome to this first organizational meeting.
This workshop examines the distinctions among Brief, Solution-Focused, and Strategic interventions, with emphasis given to development of genuinely strategic interventions. The workshop also provides a framework for assessing clients along two important dimensions that impact therapeutic outcome: motivation and sense of agency (one’s perception of their ability to create change in their own lives).
In this workshop, we will explore the patterns of thought involved in how people make important life choices, especially those that carry the potential to really make a critical difference in their emotional wellbeing and quality of life. Instead of asking why and then theorizing why someone makes poor choices, our emphasis will be on how one decides to do this, not that, in especially vulnerable situations, i.e., those that hold great potential for causing psychological distress.
Skills and experience, research and theory ... each plays a central role in the development of effective therapy practice. And then there is something else. When we recall the work of such figures as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, and Carl Whitaker, we detect another layer: artistry. Surprisingly, artistry is something that can be taught, or more accurately, expanded. Everyone has the capacity. And it is artistry that brings forth all of that skill, experience, research and theory in effective and generative ways.
Learn the essential mindsets, strategies and dialogue needed to help clients become independent and happy. In this model, each and every problem is viewed as an opportunity to discover new abilities and expanded choice. In addition to solving the presenting problem, clients are empowered for a lifetime of skillful problem solving.
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.
We illustrate how easy it is to learn and apply the quantum dynamics of Rossi’s Hand Polarity Techniques to facilitate brief psychotherapy and hypnosis. First we will engage the entire audience in a live demonstration of how to experience, recognize and enhance the quantum dynamics our natural 4-stage creative cycle of problem solving and healing in everyday life.
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 hypnosis 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 re-associations aimed at reaching the contracted goal of the session.