Category Archives: Workshop Handout
DREAMING FOR GOOD HEALTH
Many people dream of having good health, wellness, and personal fulfillment, but few realize that they can use dreams to promote these benefits. This session will outline methods for dream incubation using imagery, and the use of Lucid Dreaming in … Continue reading
WHAT’S A META FOR? HANDOUT
A shortened version of the article “WHAT’S A META FOR? DESIGNING AND DELIVERING THERAPEUTIC METAPHORS”. In this workshop participants will explore the rich world of indirection, metaphor, and symbol systems in theory and in practice in small groups. A special … Continue reading
WHAT’S A META FOR? brief description
Solutions to client dilemmas can often be limited by their rules of context or conceptual paradigms in the family system or an individual’s perceived constraints. Sometimes what can be helpful is a metaphor or story constructed by the therapist, or … Continue reading
THREE METHODS OF DESENSITIZATION
This workshop handout includes definitions and descriptions of three methods to overcome anxiety, fear and phobias associated with trauma. The approaches include Implosion, Systematic Desensitization, Expanding Videoscreen Desensitization, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
THE TRANCE CONTINUUM: MEDITATION, BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT, AND HYPNOSIS
Great debates repeatedly seem to arise about the nature and properties of hypnosis, especially when compared with other practices to attain altered states of consciousness. For example, repeatedly hypnotists are asked to explain the difference between their practice and that … Continue reading
THE MILLENIUM MENTAL TOOLKIT: SKILLSETS TO NAVIGATE THE AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
This toolkit assembles skillsets for navigating the 21st century world, especially information paradigms, cognitive flexibility, and a view of reality as co-constructed.
THE CONSCIOUSNESS CONTINUUM INCLUDING REM
An outline of the different states in the consciousness continuum, including Beta, Alpha, Theta, REM, and Delta states.
HOW IMAGERY GUIDES OUR PERFORMANCE
Imagery is effective in setting up self-fulfilling prophecies of future behavior and performance, both for the imagers and others in their social contexts. These principles apply in skill learning, sports, entertainment performances, business situations, group leadership, couples and families, and … Continue reading
FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE
Flow is the state in which knower & known, subject & object, all are One, the moment is eternal; unity, blend, distinct calm in the blur of motion and purpose, focused action, observing, selecting, opening, aware, every-moment Zen. This article … Continue reading