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 body-mind 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. Ideomotor questioning is employed as a practical conduit to body-mind communication and function.
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.
How can we optimize classical yoga with Ericksonian mind-body work? This experiential workshop utilizes Ericksonian approaches with the entire audience as well as individual volunteers. Through story and movement we will access new dimensions of our emerging consciousness with the 4-stage creative psychosocial
genomic cycle. Open for all fitness levels.
We will summarize the Rossi 50+ year saga of exploring the theory, research and practice of Mind-Body Psychotherapy with live demonstrations for the entire audience as well as individual volunteers with a focus on 4 Essential keys: 1. Milton Erickson’s Minimal Cues Optimizing Therapeutic Hypnosis, 2. The 90-120 minute 4-Stage Creative Cycle, 3.The Novelty-Numinosum-Neurogenesis Effect , 4.The Basic Rest-Activity Cycle of Everyday Mind-Body Healing. Yoga activity will be experienced as appropriate through-out.
We will review the little-known history of the MHE/Ravitz/Rossi research, which developed the first quantum electrodynamic field theory of therapeutic hypnosis from 1950 to 2016. We will use the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) perspective to plan, promote & publish research on MHE’s naturalistic hypnosis, consciousness, cognition & therapeutic states in Open Access High Impact Scientific Journals. Everyone is welcome to this first organizational meeting.
Since the person is his body, it is possible to read the history of the individual from the pattern of chronic muscular tension in his body. These chronic tensions limit the individual's ability to respond in a healthy way to the stresses of life. Bioenergetics provides a technique for reducing these tensions.
Health and well-being are akin to a three-legged stool being supported by one leg of pharmaceuticals; a second leg of surgery; and a third leg of self-care. Whereas the first two legs are awesome in their efficacy, they are not effective in treating 60-90% of visits to health care professionals since these visits are related tos tress and other mind/body interactions. Dr. Benson will describe the therapeutic efficacy of the third leg - especially the usefulness of the relaxation response, belief and spirituality.
After an introduction to the key concepts of working with the body, all participants will be invited to do some bioenergetic exercises to experience the value of this technique. Participants will be asked to describe their experience.