Integrating key concepts from biology, medicine, neuroscience, and psychology, Ernest Rossi has forged a revolutionary new paradigm that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Rossi's new world view— Psychosocial and Cultural Genomics— has profound implications for understanding the human condition. He describes how we can all learn to facilitate our evolving consciousness with numinous experiences of Art, Beauty, Truth, and Happiness in our daily creative work of building a better brain.
BT10 Short Course 01 - Mind-Body Brief Therapy Solutions for Long Term Success in Body-Dysmorphia Patients - Marc Oster, PsyD, Carolyn Sauer, PsyD
Physical and psychological recovery is an important concern for patients having had weight loss surgery or other significant body altering events. This workshop will focus on the physical and emotional experience of body dysmorphia, that is not “seeing” oneself as others do. We will address how brief mind-body approaches can aid in resolving these conditions and enhance lasting recovery. Methods will include counseling, social support, massage, yoga, martial arts, and exercise. With Carolyn Sauer and Marc Oster.
BT10 Short Course 10 - Soothing Slumber: Tucking the Day's Pain Away - Deborah Beckman, MS
Clients in pain yearn for sleep; comfort just out of reach. Focus first on establishing soothing sleep and encouraging nocturnal restorative functions. Treating remaining pain stays in the day’s domain. Hypnosis enlists the mind and body’s natural processes, restoring healthy sleep. Strategic protocols combine physiology of sleep and pain management with the client’s own experience. These are further reinforced by self-hypnosis techniques. Program includes demonstration, application of trance script protocols, and case study discussion. With Deborah Beckman.
BT10 Short Course 30 - Utilization Sobriety: Incorporating the Essence of Mind-Body Communication for Brief, Individualized Substance Abuse Treatment - Bart Walsh, MSW
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a mind-body gestalt complementary to the client’s sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A simple form of mind-body communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed in this procedure. Because this is a new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience will be provided.
BT10 Workshop 19 - Therapeutic Yoga: A New Brief Creative Psychotherapy - Kathryn Rossi, PhD
This workshop is an introductory presentation of a new narrative approach to therapeutic yoga that can be used by everyone in everyday life. We build a neuroscience bridge between the Cartesian mind-body gap with positive therapeutic narratives that accompany classical yoga movements and the four stage creative process for resolving our ongoing life issues.
BT10 Workshop 26 - The Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience - Ernest Rossi, PhD
Dr. Rossi conducts live demonstrations of The Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience— a new 20 minute protocol facilitating the ideo-plastic faculty of therapeutic hypnosis & mind-body healing. It is the only evidence based psychotherapy with DNA microarrays optimizing (1) gene expression characteristic of stem cell growth, (2) reduced cellular oxidative stress, and (3) reduced chronic inflammation.
BT12 Short Course 06 – Neuromuscular Awareness: A Mind-Body Method to Treat Patients with Chronic Pain – Anja Ferrari-Malik, MD
Neuromuscular awareness is a method which focuses on the discovery and development of the skill to perceive one’s own internal bodily sensations and to act upon this awareness to reduce pain. The ability to recognize small bodily changes helps the client to create a new pathway in mind-body connection.
BT12 Short Course 19 – Applying Sensory Body Work and Improvisational Theater for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Brief Therapy – Claudia Weinspach, Dipl, Psych
The utilization of body work and improvisational theater can be employed for different therapeutic purposes. In a therapy group with sexually abused survivors it is a useful tool in the tradition of Ericksonian therapy. Since sensory body work and improvisational theater elements are excellent tools to absorb the patients’ attention in an equally structured and playful way, they become actors and creators of their new body experience. This is an experiential workshop.
BT12 Short Course 20 – Transforming Patient’s Vulnerability into Identity Strength – Consuelo Casula
Patients bring to therapy unhappiness caused by personal, social, professional, and moral problems, and therapists need to face them with an approach based on utilizing the hidden strengths in each component of the person. This workshop will present the Identity Strength Focused approach, with its method, techniques and metaphors to empower patients in healing their wounds, following spiritual values, finding the strength coming from mind-body coherence, empathy with others, and engagement in their job.