Clients or patients often unintentionally present hints indicating current in-control behaviors or a desire for change. Practitioners listen carefully responding to these “throw away comments” and emphasize their significance even though the patient was hardly aware that the statement contains a wealth of meaning and provides a foundation for change.
One liners that change people is the epitome of brief therapy. All of us have had times when one thing was said at the right moment by the right person and suddenly the world was seen differently. This workshop invites you to recognize elements that make those magic moments possible.
Taking advantage of our ever-present inner dialogue, we can help clients alter their self-talk in a way that transforms their relationship with any intimidating performance. By activating “approach” emotions and an opportunity-mindset, clients can decrease fear and improve performance. This protocol eliminates one significant step in the typical treatment process, since it is arousal congruent: clients do not need to shift their anxiety down before they step forward.
In this workshop, clinicians’ level of comfort, barriers, and attitudes when talking about sexuality will be highlighted, along with useful strategies to provide better engagement with their clients. Additional strategies used to build upon a person’s individual strengths to assist them in overcoming cultural and personal sexual imprints are offered.
Chronic anxiety and depression present significant challenges for those affected by these conditions. A behavioral treatment which accesses deep levels of mindbody functioning facilitates remission of these debilitating conditions. This treatment, conceptualized as essential neurobiological communication (ENBC), incorporates a form of body language known as ideomotor signaling. Because these are chronic conditions, the affected individual learns how to fully manage these states on their own. Also presented is a noninvasive, structured protocol for reducing the adverse influence of unresolved emotion on present experience. Essential to this model is a progressive ratification sequence intended to ground emotional adjustments in thought, perception and behavior. This brief procedure is a useful adjunct to other treatment modalities and instrumental
What can brief therapy work? In this session, Bill O'Hanlon will make the case that it involves evocation of already existing resources, so the client doesn't have to be fixed, taught new skills or make major changed to resolve problems.
Talking makes many matters worse, not better. Talking can not only exacerbate problems and differences, but prevent the deepest moments of intimacy. Oftentimes therapy focuses too much time talking about connection rather than connecting. Come learn strategies to help couples create love beyond words.
The repair process is a detailed formula for helping someone in a state of hurt or frustration move back into satisfactory connection. The process begins with the speaker, teaching the distressed person how to use the feedback wheel- a fourstep prescription for speaking that is effective and clean. Then we tum to the skills of listening and responding, laying out techniques of radical generosity-a sophisticated way to understand your partner's experience and respond to it in the most responsible, (and disarming) manner.
We have all been taught that our romantic partner should end our misery and make us feel happy and alive. When he or she doesn’t we wonder if they’re the right one. Yet, for most of us, no partner is capable of keeping our heads above the pools of pain and shame we bring to intimate relationships. Only we can drain those pools and become the primary caretakers for the young, needy parts of us that are drowning in those pools. Once this inner trust is achieved, we can love our partners courageously and unconditionally because we don’t need them to always do the heavy lifting of our spirits.