Chronic frustrations in adult significant relationships that are attended with intense negative emotions are rooted in unmet childhood needs. Identifying these needs helps partners become empathic with each other and also understand their own obsessive behavior. This demonstration will show clinicians how to identify early caretaker patterns, the unmet needs that result from them, the defense patterns used to cope with them and a process that will help address these needs as they show up in everyday life.
Hypnosis is a vehicle for delivering ideas and/or promoting meaningful experiential learning. Hypnosis itself isn't what cures people. Rather, it's what happens during hypnosis that can make a positive difference, especially when applied to empower people to discover and use their innate resources. In this demonstration, the merits of hypnosis as a tool of therapeutic empowerment will be highlighted.
Psychological flexibility is one of the most studied and supported set of mediational processes in clinical intervention science. In this demonstration I will explain and then demonstrate how a focus on evidence-based flexibility processes in therapy can free clinicians from the linear march of protocol-based approaches, and foster instead a vital dance of creative facilitation of change, played out in the moment to moment context of an empowering therapeutic relationship that is nevertheless thoroughly evidence-based.
Based on the world's largest database of brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans, Dr. Amen will teach attendees about brain SPECT imaging and then show 50 cases in 60 minutes, including cases of depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, addiction, and dementia.
Together, we will explore the implications of Body-oriented psychotherapy and recent findings in the neurosciences, on how the brain and body deals with emotional information, while also providing an understanding of effective therapeutic action. This training is geared for psychotherapists of all types, as well as for physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, bodyworkers, and educators.
The role of magick in physical and psychological healing is staging a comeback. Recently, the world’s two most populous countries have called upon folk healers, herbalists, and spiritual guides to address the pressing mental health needs of their citizenry. However the methods are believed to work—whether by the operation of spirits, the rebalancing of disharmonious energies, or other unknown powers—each approach shares a common denominator: the conviction that forces outside awareness, inaccessible to reason or direct observation, influence or even control life. Crucially, those viewed by the public as possessing the power to connect with such forces, are regarded as healers. It’s time for Western therapists to rediscover their magickal roots. This demonstration will identify and show possibilities for healing far beyond what the current and popular schools of thought defining psychotherapy would ever allow.
Bill O'Hanlon will demonstrate the gentle power of using stories to create change in therapy through two clinical demonstrations. Come witness
the fun and evocative way stories can invite people into change.