Change potential is enhanced by creating success experience during the therapeutic encounter, and by developing individualized tools to reinforce change on an ongoing basis. This demonstration assesses personal resources, motivation, and develops an individualized change plan.
We illustrate how easy it is to integrate yoga narrative and movement with Ericksonian mind-body work. We engage the entire audience in a live experience of facilitating brain plasticity for the creation of new consciousness. Demonstrations with volunteers illustrate how to utilize the natural 4-stage creative cycle of problem solving and healing in everyday life. Every level of fitness and mindfulness from beginners to mature wisdom gurus are welcome!
This demonstration illustrates how clients can be taught to regulate persistent or chronic pain using simple strategies such as circular breathing, work with pendulum rhythms, voluntary and involuntary movement, and prosodic toning. Discussion will emphasize how these and other tools can activate or modulate specific aspects of polyvagal functioning to restore balance and bring relief.
Mindfulness has been well researched as an efficacious addition to psychotherapy. Adding a mindful perspective for your client teaches helpful tools which promotes the therapeutic process and enhances your interventions on many levels. This clinical demonstration shows how to work with client suffering to bring about a feeling of presence and wellbeing. The client's problem is viewed through a different lens of the present moment, without judgment, and through acceptance. Transformation is possible here and now as the audience and the client step together with us on the mindful path.
You will see a model derived from Dr. Erickson's work that does not involve suggestion as the hypnotic method for creating change, but instead evocation. This gentle, empowering method avoids imposing the therapist's theories and values on the client.
In this workshop we will learn how to provide effective experiential treatment rather than offering didactic information or treatment protocols. We can enter the patient’s phenomenological world even with the most difficult patients. Borges will demonstrate an integrative approach that is brief, experiential, phenomenological, and effective. Therapist sculpting allows the therapist attune to the client’s experience; empathize with them; help the client to disengage from the problem; focus on what is important; and help the client discover new possibilities.