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IC11 Workshop 32 - Appreciating and Expanding the Role of Creativity in the Treatment and Transformation of Resistance: The Integration of Erickson's Resistance Protocol with Principles from Physics and Classical Music Composition Theory - Bruce Gregory, PhD

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Workshops |  Resistance |  Art and Creativity |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Music
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
Bruce Gregory, PhD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2011
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This workshop will explore the expanding role of creativity in the treatment of resistance.  It will integrate Erickson’s resistance protocol with principles from physics and classical music composition theory.  Five major components of Erickson’s protocol: validation, the experience of failure, motivation, the conscious/unconscious polarity, and the experience of uncertainties with respect to the lessening of the patient’s defenses will be integrated with the concepts of mass, momentum, motion, position, time, creative repetition and harmony.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify five major components in the treatment of resistance.
  2. Identify three ways creativity can play a significant role in the treatment of resistance.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Bruce Gregory, Ph.D. has been a licensed marriage, family therapist for forty-five years, working with individuals, family, or organizations. He was the Director of the Master Program at Ryokan College for twenty-five years. He has worked in the addiction/recovery field for twenty-five years, and has trained the staffs for Promises, Cliffside and Pat Hart Consulting. His specialties in the addiction/recovery sector include working with high llevel executives, struggling young adults, and families needing systemic healing involving learning healthy communications skills, accountability, and the repair of trust. Bruce has been a regular workshop presenter for the Ericksonian Foundation for twenty-five years, presenting workshops on the integration of Ericksonian Mind-Body Hypnotherapy with other therapeutic disciplines, tai chi, Tibetan

Buddhist meditation, and quantum physics in the treatment of resistance, trauma, and addiction. He has been a corporate behavioural specialist for thirty-five years working with companies that include American Express, Xerox, and Travelers Insurance. He has published a series of articles integrating Ericksonian Mind-Body Hypnotherapy with classical music composition theory, Tai Chi, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, mathematics and quantum physics.

He has also been a workshop leader at Esalen Institute, presenting workshops in the Art of Leadership, the Transformative Power of Grief, and activation of the Core Self.