Steve Andreas • Friday All Day
Too much therapy is slow, vague, tedious, and ineffective because we can easily get preoccupied with the conscious content of what our clients present, rather than discovering the underlying structure of the largely unconscious visual, auditory, and kinesthetic imagery that creates their lived experience of their difficulties. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to elicit, assess, and change the internal representations that “generate” clients’ problems—and make adjustments that can lead to profound change. You’ll learn how to use injunctive language to interrupt old responses and elicit new, more useful ones, as well as how to rehearse new responses in the imagination to insure that changes transfer from your office into people’s actual lives. You’ll learn a more proactive approach to therapy, modeled on the work of master therapists like Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson, to add more creativity, effectiveness, and satisfaction to your practice. (This session will continue with Workshop 310.)
Steve Andreas, M.A., has been learning, teaching, and developing brief therapy methods for over 45 years. His books include Virginia Satir: The Patterns of Her Magic and Transforming Negative Self-Talk.