Great strides have been made in PsychoSocial Genomics as well as the placebo effects in psychotherapy. We will share our views of how these new state-of-the-arts sciences can gently be integrated into psychotherapy sessions and improve outcomes.
In this course, we are going to illustrate how Erickson’s classic Utilization principle can be translated into chrono-bio-genomic terms. For a long time now, we have known that this principle lies at the basis of Erickson’s amazing ability to facilitate the natural self-healing, growth and evolution processes that every patient possesses inside. To date, only few therapists have integrated the chro-bio-genomic dimensions that are inherent in the Utilization principle, in their clinical practice.
Revolutionary research in neuroscience and functional genomics documents show how experiences of novelty, environmental enrichment, and exercise (both mental and physical) can optimize gene expression, brain plasticity, healing and life extension in dreams, meditation and spiritual rituals. In this workshop, we will experience the four-stage creative cycle in ourselves and in others.
Revolutionary research in neuroscience and functional genomics documents show experiences of 1) Novelty, 2) Environmental Enrichment, and 3) Exercise (both mental and physical) can optimize gene expression, brain plasticity and mindbody healing during therapeutic hypnosis and meditation.
Lecture, group and individual demonstrations with volunteers from the audience will illustrate Rossi's activity-dependent approaches to therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy that are consistent with the theory and research on the molecular-genomic level plasticity for the creative reconstruction of mind, memory and consciousness.
The implication of current research in neuroscience is that psychological experiences of novelty, enrichment, and exercise activate gene expression and brain plasticity (growth) in therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy. What does this mean for the actual clinical practice and rehabilitation as well as creative everyday living?