Priming is the process of directly or indirectly introducing new ideas to clients and preparing them for new perspectives and behaviors. Attendees will learn what priming is, the theory behind what occurs in the brain when priming occurs, and how to incorporate priming into the therapeutic dialogue to resolve resistance, discover solutions, and create therapeutic movement. A detailed handout will be provided.
This workshop will look at mental ill health through the lens of dissociation. Any problem can be seen as having an element of dissociation, and so learning to recognize the dissociative aspects that produce suffering and working to assist the client gain control of this aspect of their experience will simply and briefly reduce suffering and promote healing. Demonstration and practice will move this idea from a useful concept to a lived experience that can then become a practical tool.
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.
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.