Discover how to use methods drawn from the arts to help clients shift rigid patterns of unhappy thoughts, emotions, and sensations. Join Zeig as he explains how the work of Milton Erickson can help therapists expand their range as healers and explore the benefits of integrating elements of the expressive and healing arts into your work.
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Are you caught in a therapeutic stalemate? Join Peggy Papp as she shows how to use experiential techniques to help clients gain a different conception of what they need to do in order to facilitate change.
How do you overcome clients’ preconceptions of themselves? What small steps can you take that can help facilitate change within a client? Join celebrated therapist, Erving Polster, as he reflects on the lessons he’s learned about how to use creativity in the consulting room.
Gestalt Therapy pioneer Erving Polster is recognized as a master at bringing a quality of immediacy and connection into his work. Here’s a video clip that not only shows Erv in action, but also offers his reflections on how therapists can apply their “natural creativity” in a disciplined and conscious approach with clients. Read more …
By Rich Simon I recently had the privilege of interviewing Erv Polster, who many therapists of my generation know as pioneer of Gestalt therapy. Those not of my generation, whether they’re familiar with his work or not, are steeped in his influence—body work, mindfulness, and immediacy in therapy were introduced and exemplified by Polster and his cohorts. Read more …
How do you leverage creativity in order to increase attunement and motivate your client to change? Join Courtney Armstrong as she explores how to use creativity to speak to the emotional brain and use specific techniques to stir your client into action.