Hypnosis will be presented within a system perspective, as a circular and evolving process, while couples and families will be considered as a source of natural healing resources that the therapist should discover and activate. Specific direct and indirect techniques required to induce a deep and meaningful change of the most rigid family patterns will be introduced. The demonstration of a family hypnotic session will give a clear idea of the powerful and subtle resistances families can develop in the course of the hypnotic treatment as well as of how naturalistic systemic hypnosis can transform these resistances in the required solutions.
Effective clinicians draw on various sources of external knowledge to inform practice. One source can be found in the models of today which are popularized in numerous books and training opportunities. A second source is comprised of discoveries in fields such as medicine, education, philosophy, art, spirituality, and the sciences. Although these two sources provide a wealth of knowledge, effective practitioners also rely on a third source that not only serves as a foundation for practice but also informs treatment strategies. The third source is rooted in traditional psychotherapy theories and the contributions of early pioneers.
Just as human beings are not generic, so, too, trauma is an event that is affected by and interacts with people's intersectional identities. This workshop will introduce participants to a mindful model for understanding how to move towards cultural competence in practice with trauma survivors. We will pay particular attention to therapist countertransference/fragility, and to the effects of shame, guilt, privilege, and dominant culture narratives on trauma treatment. Some experience working with trauma survivors is assumed.
Dr. David Burns and his colleague, Dr. Jill Levitt, will do live therapy with an audience volunteer who’s been struggling with depression and anxiety. They will give you the unique opportunity to go behind closed doors to see how TEAM-CBT actually works in real time. When you witness the rapid transformation of intense self -doubt into joy, relief, and enlightenment, you will feel much better about yourself, while at the same time learning some awesome new tools that you can use right away to improve your clinical outcomes. This promises to be an exciting, educational and inspirational experience!
Cognitive psychology has given rise to new understandings about how people gather and use information. This includes how people decide, usually at a level outside of awareness, what to pay attention to in a given environment and, likewise, what can be deemed irrelevant. One good “how” question can bring into sharp focus what the client doesn’t know—or knows that isn’t so—that’s working against him or her in some debilitating way. This highly practical workshop will focus on the “how” question as a vehicle for identifying the specific discriminations—key elements that distinguish good options from poor ones—that a client can learn to make that will lead to better decisions and a better quality of life.
We have much evidence that certain sounds reduce stress and pain and aid sleep. Now we are finding that certain sounds speed up the healing process...physiologically as well as mentally and emotionally. When added to hypnosis, the effects are exponential. We will demonstrate various sounds and frequencies and discuss their applications to various health conditions. We will show some graphic visuals of sounds and differences between harmonic sound and distorted sound and how those differences affect us. We presuppose therefore, that the tonal quality and the vibrations in the words produced by the VOICE of the therapist are a factor in the therapeutic process. Adding specific sounds as background enhances and speeds up the healing we seek in therapy sessions. Sound, music and frequencies may indeed be part of the medicine of the future.
The most frequent complaint I hear from parents about the treatment they receive for their child's anxiety? "No one told us what to DO!" Anxiety is often generational, and by the time a family arrives at your office, they have been in the grips of the cult leader called anxiety for years. Worse yet, many of the things they have been doing, although loving and supportive, are actually making the anxiety stronger. This workshop will describe how to give families immediate and active solutions from the first session, including the use of front loading to provide critical information and understanding, changing the family's relationship with anxiety, and creating active interventions that are often the opposite of what they've typically been doing.
This two-hour workshop deals solely with the matter of projective identification (PI) as experienced in couple therapy. PI is perhaps one of the least talked about and most problematic issue in all modalities of psychotherapy. PI is also one of the most effective tools therapists can use to discover implicit information about the couple and accelerate the therapy forward. Attendees will learn how to become aware of this nonconscious process of communication and defense employed by all couples at some point. Through demonstration and video presentation, attendees will also learn what to do about PI – which strategic interventions will work and how to evaluate their effectiveness.
BT18 Workshop 14 - Applying Principles of Generative Coaching to Brief Therapy - Robert Dilts
The core focus in Generative Coaching is creativity: How do you create a successful and meaningful work life? How do you create great personal relationships? How do you develop a great relationship with yourself—your body, your past, your future, your wounds, and your gifts? Generative change means creating something beyond what currently exists, whether in personal or professional life. It is not merely a cosmetic change, but a contextual shift that allows new levels of performance. Generative Coaching focuses on how to build the generative states needed to produce change and on how to maintain these states in order transform the obstacles and barriers that will inevitably arise.
Many therapies involve very brief lengths of treatment, including one session. A structure will be presented for organizing the tasks and skills involved in different phases (pre-, early, middle, late, follow-through) of therapy. Numerous case examples, including some on video, will illustrate brief therapy techniques applicable in both initial sessions and in the course of longer treatments.