A central currency in the therapeutic exchange is negative experiences--depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, etc. This practical and positive approach assumes that each core human experience has equivalent potential to be positive or negative, depending on the human relationship to it; and thus focuses on how problems may be transformed to resources by skillful human connection. This process operates at two levels: (1) developing a generative state (in the therapist, client, and relationship field) and then (2) using specific methods of transforming negative experiences and behaviors. Multiple techniques and examples for will be given, along with an exercise and demonstration.
Join the father of Positive Psychology in this session as we explore the world history of Agency and its relation to the past, present, and future of Positive Psychology, Positive Education, and Positive Psychotherapy. Highlighted concepts will include PERMA, Causal Intervention, Well-being, Future Mindedness, Learned Optimism, and Learned Helplessness, among others. How are the Age of Progress and Positive Psychology related? What possibilities could arise from effectively using Positive Psychology in overcoming personal and global challenges? Attendees will be able to define, understand, and potentially implement Positive Psychology in their professional setting.
Positive psychology is talking about concepts of flourishing, happiness and well-being. Through practical exercises, useful strategies and demonstration, learn about the up-to-date developments in this growing field, its clinical applications and the relevance for your life as well as the lives of your clients.
Hypnosis can be described as the original positive psychology. After all, anyone who studies hypnosis learns that people have a wealth of positive personal resources that can be amplified and employed in the service of living well. In this keynote address, I will explore what it means to be deeply absorbed in optimism, hopefulness, and mindfulness, and how hypnosis can inform good decision-making, catalyze the acquisition of important life skills, and help people become values contribu- tors to others’ lives as well as their own.
Erickson made happiness a legitimate goal of therapy and developed many interventions to enhance it. Positive psychology has provided the evidence to support this. In this workshop you will learn from a leading practitioner about the paradigm shift of positive psychology and develop a number of strategies to apply it in your own work.