Clinicians are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness practices can enlighten and enliven their lives, both inside and outside the therapy hour. These techniques hold great promise for personal development and as a powerful method to enhance virtually all forms of psychotherapy. But what does mindfulness-informed therapy actually look like? This demonstration, using volunteers from the audience, will illustrate how mindfulness practices and insights derived from them can inform treatment.
BT16 Dialogue 3 - Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience, and Attachment - Ron Siegel, PsyD, and Stan Tatkin PsyD, MSW
Dialogue on Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience, and Attachment
Participants will learn powerful techniques to facilitate the integration of individual and couples therapy through meditation, guided imagery, and energy centers in the body. Beginning exploration will focus on the healing capacity found innately in the "Mind- Body Couples System" (Mind Body Systems Therapy( TM) through the use of intense affect to unify significant others through transforming fear, anger, and grief into understanding ,compassion, love, and forgiveness. The class will be both didactic and experiential.
Milton Erickson’s counsel to “Take what the patient brings” encapsulated the utilization approach that he introduced in hypnosis and psychotherapy. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ awareness of and ability to use the many facets of utilization that are elicited during clinical interviews. Two demonstrations will be included.
This workshop will blend Zen and Ericksonian wisdom into a modern psychotherapy which provides an efficient solution for clients’ anxiety. Instead of doing therapy, therapists are invited to experience Zen wisdom, and find a creative and efficient way to help clients finding their own wellbeing. These pathways to presence and creativity will lead you to the realization of the “Therapist’s Zen state” which not only provides a creative opening, but also makes therapeutic sessions easy and fun.
This workshop presents the SOLVE method, a brief 5-step approach to psychotherapy with young clients that effectively orients toward decreased anxiety, increase in number of positive cognitions, enhanced problem solving and enduring behavioral changes. Participants will explore and experience how induction, visualization and didactics empower lasting behavioral and emotional improvement.
We all have habits, from seemingly harmless to life threatening. But how do they work? And what makes them so resistant to change? This workshop presents a simple model of four categories of experience—the benefits and costs of maintaining v. relinquishing a habit. This brief approach emphasizes mindfulness practice and works well with other psychotherapeutic methods.
This workshop presents the Generative Psychotherapy approach to human states of suffering--depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, etc. This practical and positive approach assumes that each core human experience has equivalent potential to be positive or negative, depending on the human relationship to it; and thus focuses on how problems may be transformed to resources by skillful human connection.