Zen is a venerable tradition, illuminating inner nature. Neuroscience corroborates that Zen enhances mind and brain in extraordinary ways, helpful for therapy, and this workshop describes new findings. Participants are guided into the Zen experience—open and aware. They will enhance their hypnotherapeutic sensitivities and learn Zen methods for working with clients.
Participants are invited to explore and transform Ericksonian methods by creating meaningful associations to three cutting-edge conceptualizations. How the Principle of Uncertainty or of quantum potentials, for instance, is applicable to seeding & utilization; how Erickson’s existential philosophy is consistent with indicators of high Spiritual Intelligence (SQ), and how Rossi’s avant-garde proposals envelop all of them.
This workshop, based on Carol and Bill’s new book, will offer a new approach for psychotherapy that incorporates the latest neuroscience research and identifies the seven neural circuits that clinicians can help turn on and off for change. The workshop demonstrates how to regulate states of mind to manage emotions and behaviors. Using integrative principles from clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, and meditation, therapists learn how to help their clients use resourceful mind states to reduce stress and achieve personal mastery.
Milton Erickson did fascinating work with deep states of hypnosis. Neuroscience has caught up to what he knew; that the mind/brain reorganizes memory and develops creative solutions in deep states of trance. In these deep states, the brain releases a neuropeptide called "anandamide," a Sanskrit word for bliss, which has healing qualities for difficult problems. This demonstration shows a method for accomplishing this healing state.
Great strides have been made in PsychoSocial Genomics as well as the placebo effects in psychotherapy. We will share our views of how these new state-of-the-arts sciences can gently be integrated into psychotherapy sessions and improve outcomes.
Most people live in survival based thinking and feeling by repeating the same reactions to similar triggers, and have forgotten what it means to live in harmony and connection with themselves and each other. Chronic depression, anxiety, rumination, and other psychological problems are not natural states. As science explodes new findings of how to live more often in states of resilience and thriving, these tools can be easily learned and taught to clients.
This primarily experiential workshop will guide participants through two related hand focusing hypnotic induction techniques that utilize both Western and Eastern concepts of energy balance. This will include Western concepts of nerve conduction, hemispheric functional differences, cybernetics, resonance, coherence and entrainment, with Eastern concepts of polarities and the unblocking, flow and balance of energy (Chi, Prana).
Whether it is a deep state of trance, a phenomenon of awe-ness, a psychedelic induced expansion, and/or a break through or breakdown of perception, therein lays a greater and “deeper” experience of change. From a neuroplastic or biological state there is the activation of the midbrain, such as the amygdale, cingulate gyrus, nucleus accumbens, which then alter the perceptions of the neocortex.