Based on two models developed and implemented by Dr. Mills, this experiential workshop provides restorative approaches for expanding individual therapy to community healing after disaster. Cultural diversity, natural healing, spirituality, storytelling and “story crafts” will be utilized to demonstrate how to reawaken innate resiliency. Inherent in the models being addressed are the philosophies of Milton Erickson, Native Americans, Hawaiians and other transcultural teachings, along with the principles of play therapy.
Usually, we are not aware of our breathing, yet we are always doing it. Moreover, breathing provides a way of consciously managing processes of an unconscious nature. During this course, a theoretical introduction will be made from breath work traditions such as Yoga, to our actual medical understanding of the breathing process. Practical and simple exercises will be done and clinical applications will be given, including the use of breath work in hypnosis.
By being in the liminal space, that place where boundaries dissolve and we stand on the threshold of moving across the limit of what we were and into what we are to be, we burst into creativity and expansive perception. This workshop focuses on methods to achieve deep trance liminality through hypnosis, alpha/theta training, audio/visual entrainment and meditation.
The systematics of using guided imagery (GI) for psychotherapy and/or healing will be presented, along with the rationale for each component. Using a volunteer, the attendees will participate in creating a GI; then the presenter will carry out what they have designed. If time permits, attendees will experience a generic group GI.
We all have a feminine part and a masculine part, both yin and yang. Whereas the masculine part helps us to control things, analyze things, and make things happen in the world, the feminine part is our guide to, and the connection with our soul. We need ways to resonate with our feminine side in order to have direction, meaning and purpose, and to fulfill our mission in life. This workshop will address how hypnosis and some other strategies can be used to help us resonate with the feminine in our lives.
Experience video and didactic presentations comparing strikingly similar methods between eastern spirituality and Ericksonian approaches. Advaita teaches self-inquiry for recognition of that which is al-ready present as Ericksonian thinkers teach unconscious exploration for resources already attained. Learn the core concepts of each and how their integration can enhance therapist effectiveness, and create the space needed for personal development, wellness, and enrichment. Demonstration.
Many clients seek therapy in a spiritual crisis. Some feel that life has no meaning or is punishment requiring redemption. In this seminar, the presenter will describe original research on the patterns that cause these misconceptions and lead participants in a guided meditation back in time to the formation of their souls. There they will attend an orientation seminar to review their soul contracts and prepare for a satisfying life in the dualistic universe.