Come to this experiential workshop and take home four mind/body “short cuts” which neutralize stress. Once patients become aware that they can reach for these techniques as needed, they can feel confident, empowered and resilient. You will learn these easy interventions which break into the spasm of stress and provide enormous relief.
Participants will learn powerful techniques to facilitate the integration of individual and couples therapy through meditation, guided imagery, and energy centers in the body. Beginning exploration will focus on the healing capacity found innately in the "Mind- Body Couples System" (Mind Body Systems Therapy( TM) through the use of intense affect to unify significant others through transforming fear, anger, and grief into understanding ,compassion, love, and forgiveness. The class will be both didactic and experiential.
Self-Image Thinking (SIT) is one of the cognitive—experiential interventions that every therapist will find useful for almost every client. The 'Tools of Intention' are best seen as techniques of positive-oriented psychotherapy. They can be practiced in therapy with or without hypnosis. These tools are protocols taken from an analysis of how minds already function but with an important twist: The protocols rely upon the cognitive experiential mechanisms can be used in harmony with both conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings.
Milton Erickson taught that symptoms were a breakdown of relations between people. Looking at personal or family traumatic problems through this lens it is relatively easy to recognize the existence and connection between past and present disordered relationships. More importantly, the required experiential resources that individuals need to correct these conditions becomes apparent. Once identified, therapy can concentrate on helping trauma-suffering clients acquire needed experiences and help clients learn to use them systematically and appropriately.
Hypnosis is an experiential vehicle for helping people discover and use their personal strengths or resources in helpful ways. Hypnosis also helps people develop new perspectives and understandings that can lead to better choices and a greater sense of personal empowerment. In this demonstration, we will apply principles and methods of hypnosis in the service of achieving the client's therapeutic objective.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and strategic approaches promote experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have the experience of an alive, goal-oriented therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for new understandings and growth-oriented possibilities. Drs. Yapko and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work. The Master Class centers on providing then deconstructing demonstrations of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, providing a unique opportunity for in-depth learning.
Alchemy is about transformation process (Linear). Taoism is about going with flow (Circular). Ericksonian is about utilization and experiential therapy (Infinite Possibilities). This experiential workshop will utilize the best of eastern and western philosophical concepts to treat anxiety effectively and efficiently.
People change due to the experiences they live, more than the information they receive. A brief overview of the experiential approach will be followed by a demonstration and discussion of the experiential methods used for assessment and treatment, which include couples and therapist sculpting, attunement, and the use of signals.