BT12 Workshop 07 Three Positive Connections Needed for Therapy Transformation Stephen Gilligan, PhD
Psychotherapy is an exploration of how individuals can forge positive, therapeutic responses to life challenges. This workshop focuses on the three core connections that allow clients to do this: (1) Positive intention and goals (“towards a positive future”); (2) Somatic Centering (“embodied presence”); and (3) Field Resources (“positive connections beyond the problem”). We will see how in a repetitive problem, all three of these connections are typically absent. More importantly, we will see how clients may be helped to developed and sustain these positive connections while engaging with challenging material—e.g., a past trauma, a present difficulty, or a future possibility. Participants will be offered multiple techniques and examples, as well as several demonstrations to illustrate this positive orientation to psychotherapy.
- Show three methods for developing therapeutic change.
- Describe three techniques for connecting a client to a positive, skill-based state of being.
- Describe a practical self-scaling method for measuring level of positive connections.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*