BT12 Short Course 35 – An Integrative and Creative Approach Working with Couples Achieving Lasting Solutions – Bruce Gregory, PhD and Birgitta Gregory, PhD
This short course will focus on the treatment of couples from the perspectives of symptoms, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and narcissistic defenses. An integrative approach utilizing creativity and humor will be presented, incorporating CBT, psychodynamic, Ericksonian, Jungian and existential perspectives. Validation, sequencing, containment and questions that facilitate accountability will be highlighted in the context of empowering clients on a variety of levels.
BT12 Super Course 05 – Mythic Yoga: Creative Transformations Through Body and Mind – Kathryn Rossi, PhD
Is personal enlightenment really possible? Can we creatively experience our own transformational stories via yoga? We propose Erickson’s naturalistic–utilization therapy and Rossi’s 4-stage creative process are consistent with yoga’s ancient science of self-inquiry, mental dexterity and Buddha’s Four Noble truths. In this workshop we will have an opportunity to experience the stories of ancient yoga and self-transformation as presented in our new book, Creating Consciousness: How Therapists can Facilitate Wonder, Wisdom, Beauty, & Truth. We will practice gentle hatha yoga for all fitness levels and volunteers will share their current life transitions. Please bring your yoga mat if you have one.
BT12 Dialogue 04 - The Creative Unconscious in Intuition and Healing - Robert Dilts, Ernest Rossi, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
Insight usually offers little help to clients willing to make changes in their lives or in their professional careers; being able to explore the experience of solving a dilemma is needed. This short course will explore effective therapeutic interventions to assist clients in breaking out the frustration circle and helping them bring about creative and adaptive choices by means of Ericksonian hypnosis and dyadic psychodramatic techniques like therapist sculpting and role reversal.
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.
The administration, rationale, and research on the Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience will be explained and experienced by the entire audience. An individual volunteer from the audience will gain personal confidence in utilizing the 4-stage creative process in therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy.
A new, easy-to-learn 20 minute protocol for facilitating the ideo-plastic faculty of therapeutic hypnosis and brief psychotherapy. It is neuroscience evidence-based process for facilitating problem solving via (1) Optimized gene expression, (2) Reduced cellular oxidation, & (3) Reduced inflammation.
BT10 Workshop 19 - Therapeutic Yoga: A New Brief Creative Psychotherapy - Kathryn Rossi, PhD
This workshop is an introductory presentation of a new narrative approach to therapeutic yoga that can be used by everyone in everyday life. We build a neuroscience bridge between the Cartesian mind-body gap with positive therapeutic narratives that accompany classical yoga movements and the four stage creative process for resolving our ongoing life issues.
BT10 Workshop 26 - The Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience - Ernest Rossi, PhD
Dr. Rossi conducts live demonstrations of The Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience— a new 20 minute protocol facilitating the ideo-plastic faculty of therapeutic hypnosis & mind-body healing. It is the only evidence based psychotherapy with DNA microarrays optimizing (1) gene expression characteristic of stem cell growth, (2) reduced cellular oxidative stress, and (3) reduced chronic inflammation.
BT10 Workshop 29 - Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy - Jeffrey Kottler, PhD
Brief therapy often requires an extraordinary degree of inventiveness and flexibility. Based on interviews with the world’s most creative therapists, this workshop explores those dimensions that are most conducive to breakthroughs—not only for changes in the client’s behavior, but also in the therapist. Greater creativity is possible for any professional who is willing to critically examine cherished assumptions and revitalize work in new ways.