Now more than ever professional organizations and leaders in the field of psychology are realizing the benefits of incorporating the concept and practices of mindfulness in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, addictions, self esteem & relational issues, personal growth, relationship issues, family dynamics, and conflict resolution. Through his unique teaching technique of combining the ancient wisdom of mindfulness with positive psychology, creativity thinking and contemporary psychotherapy Ronald Alexander, PhD has been training professionals nationally and internationally in Mindfulness Based Integrative Mind-Body Psychotherapies and Meditation for over 35 years. During this time he has been a frequent motivational speaker, and workshop presenter for organizations such as the International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (The Milton H Ericksonian Foundation), New England Educational Institute, the European Association for Gestalt Therapists, the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM), FACES Conference plus many other groups.
As a leading mindfulness expert, Ronald Alexander has the ability to illuminate and motivate your members in this new and exciting field of psychotherapy through the following topics.
- Mindfulness Based Integrative Mind-Body Psychotherapies
Recent advances in somatic and integral psychotherapy and neurobiology, and the integration of Eastern wisdom traditions and other mind-body healing therapies into modern psychological practice, have revolutionized current thinking about the resolution of trauma, painful patterns of thought and destructive emotions. A new perspective is emerging which views symptoms of suffering as the body's wisdom pathways for creating communication between the unconscious and the aware self for promoting somatic re-learning, healing and transformation.
Participants will learn:
- The theory and the teaching of clinical skills to support practitioners to become more creative and resourceful when treating body symptoms, trauma, pain, and mood and somatic disorders.
- Skills to help practitioners navigate complex issues, such as transference and counter transference.
- Techniques for the rapid treatment of trauma and psychosomatic disorders.
- Learn how to use the symptom to access the unconscious and its healing inner resources.
- Mindfulness, Trauma, & Ericksonian Trace States
For 2500 years, Buddhist meditation practices have developed what is referred to as “skillful methods” for study and transformation of the mind-body process. Two essential keys for unlocking the dys-regulated flows of affective experiences that keep the sympathetic nervous system in hyper arousal is through the direct and rapid use of trance and guided mindfulness inductions. The work of Milton Erickson and his many creative contributions and collaborators brought new insights and methodologies to the field of hypnosis and mind-body healing. Erickson’s therapeutic use of rapid and deep induction that integrates storytelling, metaphors, confusion and other methods for deepening trance and engaging the patient’s unconscious towards healing were pioneering contributions to this new paradigm of thought. Therefore, within this new view affective experience has taken on an entirely new meaning, one in which symptoms are now seen as the body’s wisdom pathways for creating communication between the unconscious and the self for promoting healing.
Participants will explore:
- Two styles of trance for rapid induction.
- New clinical skills for tracking, pacing and reframing trauma into new learnings for healing and resolution.
- Creative metaphors for moving from symptom to solution.
- The principle of Mindstrength to rapidly and quickly overcome trauma and shift the mind-body process.
- Mindfulness, Leadership & Clinical Coaching
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities while in the expert's mind there