This workshop will address how the principles and variables of quantum physics can be integrated in the transformation of resistance in individuals and couples. The Erickson Resistance Protocol will be utilized as a metaphor and template to support the expansion of trust and creativity within the professional in the transformation of resistance.
Explore a new way to discover and work with our unconscious metaphors for our life issues, developed by Andrew T. Austin of the UK. Do you feel “stuck”? Is something “holding you back”? Is it difficult to know what direction to go? Instead of creating metaphors for our clients, we can elicit the metaphor they already have, and explore it in depth. Once this inner landscape is revealed, new directions and possibilities often become blatantly obvious. This introduction will include brief demonstration(s) and group explorations.
What is Life? What is Consciousness? Theory, research and practice of Psychosocial Genomics are outlined as the next step in the Evolution of Psychotherapy. A live group demonstration of how to facilitate gene expression and brain plasticity by optimizing the 4-stage creative process for 20 minutes will be experienced by everyone.
The "creative unconscious" in hypnotherapy can be seen as residing in neither the client nor in the therapist, but in the relationship between them. This workshop will explore how the therapist can use their own experiential self to develop this special relationship, and use it as part of diagnosis, trance induction, creative problem solving and ongoing feedback.
Therapists can use themselves with artistry as exquisite barometers of the moment-to-moment shifts of consciousness flowing between their own unconscious and the unconscious of the client. Using Erickson's focused attention, Satir's parts model and Feldenkreis' awareness through movement we will practice six strategies to refine our use of these connections. Didactic, video, experiential.
The use of Conversational Unconscious Communication give the therapist a greatly enhanced ability to influence the client to generate lasting positive change. This workshop will enable the participant to learn the structure and uses of therapeutic metaphor and the interspersal technique at both the conscious and unconscious levels of the mind.
The ability to "play" in life and in the mind is a key to both the creative process and to general happiness in life. In this workshop, as in my work, I will use techniques of hypnotherapy to help participants to tap into their creative unconscious minds to enhance their abilities to play and create.