The anxiety disorders manipulate people by injecting rules into consciousness, then using that set of laws to take over mental territory. The five anxiety disorders (phobias, panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and OCD) control people by generating an absolute standard for certainty and comfort. We will look at the common denominators of this game, and isolate its manifestations in each disorder. Then we will explore how the therapist can teach clients to gain ground by engineering their own tactics and strategies, including the second-order change of switching game boards altogether!
Recent neuroscience research suggests that empathy, rapport and transference may be mediated by our mirror neurons. this new view of the basic talent of all psychotherapists will be explored during group processes and individual demonstrations utilizing Rossi's innovative approaches to therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy.
Fuzzy Focus is a method that therapists can use to bring about quick and effective results. Fuzzy Focus is a process whereby unconscious resources are accessed by disrupting existing mind-sets, which are keeping alternative frames of reference unavailable. To use Fuzzy Focus effectively, therapists must be grounded with a coherent understanding of human nature and human consciousness. This workshop teaches the participant Fuzzy Focus as well as the theoretical framework needed to use Fuzzy Focus.
Milton Erickson said, “Change first then insight.” Too often therapists try to produce change by giving clients insight into their problems expecting to produce results. This approach reduces effectiveness as it overestimates the power of the conscious mind while neglecting and underestimating the unconscious mind’s role in the healing process.
BT10 Workshop 18 - The Generative Self in Psychotherapy: How Higher States of Consciousness Can Transform Problems into Solutions - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
The Generative Self approach emphasizes how the state of consciousness in which an experiential challenge is held determines whether a problem or solution develops. The model identifies three types of mind—Somatic, Cognitive, and Field—and how each mind can be operating at a Primitive, Ego, or Generative Level. We will see how a problem degrades a person’s consciousness level so that change is impossible, and how that low-level state can be improved to a Generative level, so that the problematic experience either spontaneously changes or is more easily engaged. Numerous practical techniques and clinical examples will be offered.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 05 - Creating Consciousness with Activity-Dependent Gene Expression and Brain Plasticity - Ernest Rossi, PhD
The new Neuroscience of utilizing Implicit Processing Heuristics in facilitating the 4-stage creative process in the construction and creative reconstruction of fear, stress and post traumatic memories and symptoms during brief psychotherapy will be demonstrated with the entire audience, as well as a volunteer.
BT12 Dialogue 04 - The Creative Unconscious in Intuition and Healing - Robert Dilts, Ernest Rossi, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
BT12 Short Course 45 – Ericksonian Principles for Helping Stepfamilies Blend – Dale Bertram, PhD and Michael Rankin, MA, LMFT
By using Ericksonian Methods of utilizing resistance, working with dissociation, and altering its consciousness, we can help a step-family to change its trance and the family can become a true blended family. Step-families can learn to play together, work together, and support one another.
BT12 Workshop 02 – Practicing the New Neuroscience of Psychotherapy – Ernest Rossi, PhD
Group and individual demonstrations of Rossi’s new Activity-Dependent Approaches to the 4-stage creative process for optimizing of gene expression, brain plasticity, problem solving and mind-body healing. Practical approaches for all the psychotherapies as presented in Rossi’s 2012 book, Creating Consciousness: How Therapists can Facilitate Wonder, Wisdom, Beauty, and Truth.