BT12 Workshop 18 – Enhancing Resilience Through Self-Leadership – Robert Dilts
Resilience is the capacity of people to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. When individuals are challenged, they can sometimes rise to the occasion. But if the challenge seems too great, they may “crash and burn.” This is where the skills of self-leadership are an essential resource. Self-leadership is about ensuring that you are personally prepared to be your best, meet challenges, overcome obstacles and reach your goals.
His workshop will explore how generative psychotherapy can help clients activate the creative consciousness needed to live their lives in positive, fulfilling ways. This process requires the cultivation of self-leadership (and self-COACH) skills, such that a person’s performance self and observer self-work in a mutually respectful, harmonious pattern. The workshop presents some core methods of this approach, including somatic modeling, self-scaling, and engaging the creative unconscious. A demonstration and multiple case examples will illustrate how such methods can allow psychotherapy to be a deeply positive, effective conversation.
Dr. Glasser has moved away from the DSM-IV and the medical model. He does not believe that any of the mental illnesses diagnosed in the DSM-IV actually exist because none of them are associated with pathology in the brain. By using Choice Theory he has moved from the medical school model to the public health model to show how counselors can deliver mental health more effectively than psychiatrists are doing now and at a fraction of what we are now spending.
EP05 Workshop 34 - A New Leadership Role for Mental Health Professionals - William Glasser, M.D.
The leadership role in mental health has been assumed by psychiatrists who diagnose mental illnesses that do not exist and treat them with potentially harmful brain drugs. Dr. Glasser will explain that mental health separate from mental illness does exist if we could change from the mental illness model to a new public health model based on mental health. This will allow psychotherapists to assume a leadership role they don't have now.