BT12 Short Course 47 – Is it the Talking that Cures? An Exploration of the Role of Silence and Words in the Clinical Encounter – Susan Pinco, PhD
Explore the role that silence plays in the hypnotic and clinical process. Our journey will begin with a discussion of structured and unstructured silence, how both are manifested, and potentially utilized. It continues with an overview of research related to silence in psychotherapy as well as findings in neuroscience that help explain why silence is a key ingredient in effective trance-formational processes. Attendees will engage in exercises that are designed to expand their awareness of the pivotal role that silence plays in healing and in so doing facilitate the conscious development of strategic interventions that utilize silence hypnotically to address a wide range of clinical issues.
BT12 Short Course 48 – Changing Individual Systems in Order to Obtain Lasting Solutions: Three Brief Strategic Techniques – Fabio Leonardi, Psychology, and Gerry Grassi, Psychology
Lasting solutions imply a second order change, which is a change of one’s own identity system. Basing on strategic- constructivist tradition, we developed three techniques. The first one aims to re-frame identity systems characterized by feelings of inadequacy and social inhibition. The second one aims to change identity systems characterized by feelings of victimization. The third one is used with subjects who feels dependent on others.
BT12 Short Course 49 – Milton Erickson and Patrick Carnes: Comparing and Contrasting the Work of Two Leaders – Roxanna Erickson-Klein, PhD, and Pennie Johnson, MA
This course will look at the work of two charismatic leaders, each of who made a substantial impact to psychotherapy practiced today. Commonalities and differences will be explored, and the relevance of their work will be discussed. Ideology, strategies, and principles of treatment will be compared and contrasted.
BT12 Short Course 50 – Pattern Disruption Right Out of the Gate – Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, MA, RCC, and Kathleen Donaghy, PhD, PC
This session will demonstrate the efficient and strategic use of energy and trancework in shifting clients’’ resistance into movement and resolution of conflict. Case examples will be provided to illustrate application of our approach with a couple, a mother and daughter, and with adolescent girls. We will conclude with a demonstration and discussion.
BT12 Short Course 51 – Effective Management of Chronic Anxiety and Depression with Essential Neurobiological Communication – Bart Walsh, MSW
Learn how to access deep levels of mind-body functioning for remission of chronic anxiety and depression. Essential neurobiological communication (ENBC) incorporates a form of body language known as ideomotor signaling. Affected individuals learn to fully manage these chronic conditions. Resolve past emotion using a noninvasive protocol integrating a progressive ratification sequence for grounding emotional adjustments in thought, perception and behavior.
BT12 Short Course 53 – What to Expect When Your Patient is Not Expecting – Helen Adrienne, LCSW
The number of those who are struggling with infertility in the United States is 7.3 million and growing. If you have not yet encountered this in your practice, you are likely to sooner or later. Working effectively with this highly stressed population requires awareness of the unique profile of patients suffering with the unmet longing for a baby. This workshop will be an opportunity for you to gather the understanding you need in order to attune yourself to the challenges these men, women and couples face and to learn brief therapy, mind/body interventions that will make a difference
BT12 Short Course 54 – Love and Intention: Improving Strategic Outcomes – Michael Munion, MA
This workshop provides a framework for assessing clients along two important dimensions that impact therapeutic outcome: motivation and sense of agency (one’s perception of their ability to create change in their own lives). This assessment fosters interventions that enhance the capacity for strategic interventions to be truly brief and solution focused. The participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to observe and practice this approach.
BT12 Short Course 55 – Keeping Nature in Ericksonian Therapy – Sheldon Cohen, MD
The theme of nature/environment appears repeated in Erickson’s lectures, writings, and recollections of those who know him. This presentation will enhance our appreciation of the importance of nature in therapy and enhance our ability to impart the concept to patients. The author will share the techniques, conscious and unconscious, that he uses with patients. Attendees will do likewise.
Footprintings is a new three dimensional treatment model. In this work, nine different color sets of Footprintings become tools for a patient to bookmark, diagram, track and explore internal experience and shifting states of consciousness, as they are experienced in the Present Moment. When a patient chooses color Footprintings to represent an aspect of self-experience, positions these Footprintings on the ground and then stands in them, the postural shifts , body experience, and shifting perspectives and associations unfolding from this positioning can lead to valuable insights, learning opportunities and new perspectives.
This experiential workshop will present an essential element of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process of Play Therapy that focuses upon how to identify, access and utilize inner resources, skills, and gifts as invaluable “gems” to move us beyond diagnosis and effect transformational change for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity.