When therapy clients close their eyes, they can see more. That is, they can gain rapid access to their subconscious concerns in the problems that trouble them. Closed eyes also can give them access to the deeper, often childhood, roots of their current emotional and behavioral reactions.
This workshop, which will include interactive role-playing to practice the treatment methods, will teach visualization techniques for treatment of:
a. Counter-productively strong negative emotional reactions that arise either within a treatment session or in daily life
e. Counter-productive behaviors, including addictions
f. Couples' negative cyclic interactions
Dr. Heitler delineates her Bump Theory of negative emotional responses—the theoretical basis for the techniques she will teach in this workshop— and also details the steps for doing each visualization in her books From Conflict to Resolution and Prescriptions Without Pills. Her prescriptionswithoutpills.com website offers short video illustrations of the treatment methods.
By completing this workshop, participants will be able: