214, 314 – Lessons from the Masters

Enhancing Your Therapeutic Impact
Parts 1 & 2
Jeffrey Zeig

There’s something both inspirational and humbling about watching the clinical work of master therapists like Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker, Salvador Minuchin, and Milton Erickson. While it’s tempting to think they have a unique therapeutic gift, it’s even more helpful to ask: “How do they do it?” In this workshop, through demonstration and group practice, you’ll expand your own creativity and expressive range as a healer as we explore core dimensions of clinical craft, including methods for intensifying emotional impact, establishing attunement, and harnessing nonverbal and paraverbal methods. You’ll discover how to:

  • Integrate elements of both the expressive and healing arts into your work
  • Use metaphors, visual images, and theatrical techniques to awaken clients from their unadaptive trances
  • Elicit new beliefs, challenge preconceptions, and empower clients to move beyond their self-perceived limitations
  • Incorporate hypnotic communication to expand the effective range of your work


Continued with workshop 314

Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, is the founder and director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He’s edited, coedited, authored, and coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy and is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

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