Despite all the earnest efforts of researchers, therapy remains at least as much an art as a science. Seasoned practitioners know that when the therapeutic process becomes too cautious and mechanical, drained of risk and creativity, clinical effectiveness suffers. But how do we avoid being paralyzed by our clients' chronic difficulties and resistant clients? How can we step outside the box and bring more of our creative and playful selves to our work? This workshop will present several guidelines for developing a creative partnership with clients that taps both therapist and client inventiveness. Through the use of videotape examples and skill-building exercises, participants will discover their own signature strengths as therapists and how best to mobilize them in session. We will discover how to use humor, stories, drama and imaginative family play and art experiments to create a therapeutic climate ripe for change in your clinical practices.
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.
Dr. Polster will show how a deep relational duet can be created and, joined with therapeutic experiments and awareness expansion, provide a landscape of high focus, surprise, directionalism and radiance in the search for a sense of personal wholeness.Creation of fluidity, dependable identity, microcosmic lessons, and fresh storytelling will serve as major vehicles.
Increase your ability to improvise and think creatively on the spot. Rejuvenate your ability to find the humor and imaginative spark in all types of situations. In this almost totally FUN and experiential workshop participants will learn a variety of exercises from improvisational comedy and acting that will stimulate their own consciousness of inventiveness. A great way to supercharge yourself for the rest of the Congress.
Improvisational theater is a useful component in brief therapeutic approaches. It can be used for different therapeutic purposes. One important goal to be achieved is the patient's development of a healthier body perception as well as their natural recognition and expression of sensual feelings. In this context, the use of improvisational theater elements helps to connect with forgotten or hidden resources of abused women with multiple trauma symptoms. By absorbing the patient's unconscious mind in a state of creative, sensual energy the patient's potential is utilized and can serve as a powerful catalyst to energize their own healing resources.
Dr. Erickson had the creative ability to utilize what clients brought to therapy. In essence, he created a brand new therapy for each client he saw. He was a master at improvisation, yet his brilliance adhered to certain rules and structure. This workshop will provide opportunities for therapists to learn improvisational skills, to learn assessment, and to choose an intervention strategy to match the client's needs. The format will encourage audience participation in improvising.
Like jazz musicians improvising a duet, you and your hypnosis clients sizzle best when you're in sync and when your improvised communications inspire fresh exploration and discovery of meaningful change. Learn and practice three essential principles for structuring effective hypnotherapeutic improvisations. 1) Always Connect! 2) Think Pattern! 3) Experiment, Listen, Respond!
The utilization of body work and improvisational theatre 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 theatre elements are excellent tools to absorb the patient's attention in an equally structured and playful way, they become actors and creators of their new body experience. This will be an experiential workshop.
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.
Are you and your clients in a rut? Need to break out of the routine and add fun, interest and efficacy to your sessions? Come see how simple props — paper, cups, blank videocassettes — can be imaginatively used to create an implicit language system that will enhance communication with your clients and generate more impact in every session. Multisensory techniques allow you to tap into the sensory modalities of your clients, going beyond just words to create change. You’ll learn the Mnemotechnique Principles that demonstrate how to stimulate normal functions of memory and imagination to increase your efficacy with every client.