The daunting task of leading clients from a disempowering sense of external control to an actualizing sense of inner control becomes doable by helping them reframe their behavior from actions to language, i.e., seeing actions as an attempt to send a message or a signal to the world around them. This practical idea will be illustrated in role-play demonstrations of the WDEP system: Wants, Doing (or behavior as language), self-Evaluation, and action Planning.
IC01 Workshop 05 - Reframing: The Many Patterns of Meaning - Steve Andreas, MA
There are two fundamentally different ways that people make meaning from their experience, and
at least seventeen distinctly different simple patterns for changing that meaning through reframing.
Exquisite therapists like Erickson and Satir used nearly all these patterns, while most therapists
use only a few. Come add to your skills.
IC11 Short Course 07 - Reframing Darkness with the "Trance-Sending" Light of Playfulness: Activating Compassionately Uplifting Solutions and "Trance-Action Potential" - Betty Blue, PhD
This workshop will use PowerPoint images, research, theories, examples and experiential exercises to demonstrate how therapeutically playful interaction with others may create lasting solutions by producing spiritually-uplifting catharsis and creatively explorative trance states capable of replacing sensations of helplessness with sensations of empowerment, enhancing sensations of meaningful relatedness, encouraging immune system functioning and possibly serving to “wake up” otherwise dormant genetic functioning and activate brain plasticity.