411 511 Using the Arts to Awaken Clients from Their Trance Part 1 & Part 2
Jeffrey Zeig and Lilian Borges Zeig
Saturday All-Day: Two Part
No matter what brings clients to therapy, virtually all are stuck in a repetitive, rigid pattern of unhappy thoughts, emotions, and sensations.. . .
Traditionally, therapists try to help them break out of these states by drawing them into reflective dialogue about their past and their inner experiences. But there’s another untapped resource, which for thousands of years has altered people’s emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual states: the arts. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to use methods drawn from the arts--metaphors, visual images, sculptural and theatrical techniques, sounds, and humor--to awaken clients from their unpleasant trance and engage them at deeper levels of lived experience. These techniques will help clients feel more alive and energetic, ready to envision themselves in a more open-ended way. (This session will continue with Workshop 511.)Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D,
founder and director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, has edited, coedited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books. He’s the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences, considered to be among the most important conferences in the field.
Lilian Borges Zeig, M.A., L.P.C.
, has practiced and taught psychotherapy, Ericksonian hypnosis, and brief therapy for more than 18 years. She teaches Medical Psychology and Medical Hypnosis courses for medical student.