Wed, 21 Feb|
NZAPH Professional Development evening
Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc, PhD (c) is a practicing psychotherapist, author, educator, and professional supervisor. He is co-author with Ernest Rossi, PhD, of The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands. www.richardhill.com.au and www.thescienceofpsychotherapy.com
Time & Location
21 Feb 2024, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm NZDT
About the event
The Mirroring Hands Experience:
Richard will describe the ideas that are the foundations of Mirroring Hands and also include a group experience to allow you to have a felt sense of the practice. Mirroring Hands is a unique form of practice that focuses on what the client can manifest with minimal directions or suggestions from the therapist, but with the therapist’s sensitive responsiveness and appropriate guidance. Mirroring Hands is not designed for any single issue, it is for every issue. It is about the client’s needs, not just the symptom that brings them to therapy.
Mirroring Hands is especially powerful when the client and the therapist are not sure where they need to go. We will experience this gentle yet incredibly powerful practice that was developed by Ernest Rossi during his years with Milton Erickson and now entrusted to Richard Hill.
At the heart of the Mirroring Hands approach that it is co-created, in a responsive way. When clients are given the opportunity and the circumstances they are safe to naturally go where they need, and are able, to go. The common difficulties of resistance and failure disappear. I have never asked anyone to close their eyes or relax and yet clients do – in exactly the way that is right for them. Some people choose to keep their eyes open, which they tell me later was exactly what was needed – for them. It is not unusual to not do any form of induction because many clients take themselves into a trance at the exact time that is perfect for them. The approach that supports Mirroring Hands allows for a true collaboration between the client’s natural capacities and the therapist’s skilfully attuned response-ability.
Mirroring Hands is a unique approach that opens the connections between the conscious and non-conscious. “Brilliant in its simplicity…” Bill O’Hanlon. “…offers deep wisdom about the inherent health that lies within…” Bonnie Badenoch