This workshop is a pragmatic look at how to gently, but quickly, understand how anxiety, depression and psychological trauma are created. Understanding the creation leads to co-creation to avenues of intervention. The emphasis is on non-medical, nonpathological understanding of problem creation. Case studies demonstrate the process from problem identification, conceptualizing leading to intervention and problem solving.
This workshop will present some practical cases in order to illustrate the brief therapy process applied to children affected by emotional disorders as anxiety, headaches, loyalty conflicts and learning emotional blockages. In all cases, Ericksonian techniques such as metaphors and symptom prescription have shown very positive and efficient results. With Carme Timoneda-Gallart.
Most treatments for anxiety are directed at managing the symptoms, rather than the causes, and are primarily directed at the content that elicits the anxiety. Steve Andreas will demonstrate and teach two very rapid ways to resolve anxiety at the source, by changing nonverbal process elements of the triggers for anxiety.
Anxiety disorders manipulate people by injecting rules into consciousness, then using that set of laws to take over mental territory. Clients can gain ground by engineering their own tactics and strategies, including the second-order change of switching game boards altogether. Purposely seeking out anxiety and doubt is their ticket to freedom from crippling fear.
Anxious children, and often their parents, engage in predictable cognitive processes and coping strategies that create a cycle of avoidance, social isolation, and depression. This workshop will identify these common patterns, and focus on the development of interventions that help shift the anxious family toward flexibility, creativity, and the tolerance of uncertainty.
Couples come to therapy and say “we can’t communicate.” They want your help with communication. Yet effective communication often reveals trauma, accumulated resentment, narcissism or anxiety about intimacy. Resolution requires internal self development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video and clinical transcripts to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting development.