The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast contains the fundamental ingredients of a relationship. This presentation introduces the "uses of enchantment" in brief marital therapy through a discussion of this ancient story. It also examines two developmental models that illustrate that journey. Awareness of archetypal forces in "couplemaking" facilitate concise, precise and to-the-point clinical interventions.
Participants will learn the insights that are presented in my most recent manuscript, Feeling Good about Writing (forward by Albert Ellis, PhD), which is the first book to apply the main principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to writing blocks and the process of creative and nonfiction. We will also discuss the application to other creative endeavors and learn how to develop beliefs which empower, as opposed to defeating, creative processes.
Balancing the emotions and a transformational visualization are two visualizations that permit patients to actively work on pressing life issues during and between therapy sessions. Each visualization will finish with a musical composition by Ray Lynch that enhances the effectiveness and purpose of the visualization.