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.
This workshop explores the practice of radical self-acceptance and self-forgiveness as an antidote to the suffering that stems from loneliness, loss, alienation, past trauma, physical and emotional pain, and health disorders. Participants will explore the links between self-regulation, self-forgiveness, and radical acceptance. We will also explore the practice of mindfulness and hypnotic self-suggestion as ways to address imbalances while strengthening feelings of well-being and happiness. The model of radical forgiveness as a spiritual practice and as a product of spiritual intelligence will also be discussed.
Heart-based intelligence is an effective tool for expanding and empowering the self. Theory and techniques will center on mindfulness, HeartMath,™ hypnotic self-suggestion, Somatic Experiencing,™ and Energy Psychology to teach heart-opening expansion and strengthening of the whole self. Techniques will focus on ways of lowering emotional stress and reducing inner conflict, while increasing heart coherence, emotional maturity, and resonance. Participants will explore research on the brain-heart dialogue, the impact of positive emotions, and experiences that create heart-centered resonance with self and others.
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.
This workshop will present effective clinical applications of HeartMathTM tools and heart coherence feedback training. Participants will learn positive emotion-focused techniques for self-regulation and emotional stabilization demonstrated to improve clinical outcomes when working with stress, anxiety, panic, grief, anger, and other toxic emotions as well as applications with mindbody symptoms such as insomnia, chronic pain, asthma, and hypertension. Participants will also receive “hands on” training in the use of individual heart rhythm monitors and review ways of using them effectively with a wide variety of clients.
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.
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.
This short course will introduce a treatment approach that targets the affective dimension of pain. The emotion specific wording and elicitation of positive state dependent learning can be used in a brief therapy approach whether or not patients’ feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety are associated with physical pain.
This workshop offers medical and psychotherapy professionals an approach for the management of chronic pain conditions. Specifically intended for work with patients at risk for medication dependence techniques are taught that involve self-assessment and active participation, both integral to the healing process. The use of creative imagination and hypnotic strategies offer opportunities for the subjective perceptual alterations, which can be used in the adaptation to chronic discomfort.