SC07 – Intuition: The Inner Game of Brief Therapy
The Inner Game of Brief Therapy will introduce the ACE schema, a three-step model for Accepting, Cultivating and Exploring intuition, described as wise guidance of the inner mind. We will discuss how development of these three features of the ACE schema can enrich and enliven the artistry of the therapist’s strategic repertoire and lead to effective clinical results.
Through didactics, case examples and exercises, participants will explore intuition as an ego state, characterized in the clinical setting by therapists’ readiness to be inspired by and utilize mini-ideas and images from their ongoing mental flow in conjunction with material from the patient’s personal narrative.
Attendees will experience firsthand the way such an approach facilitates empathic resonance, elicits dynamic experiential moments of insight via clairsentience, clairaudience and clairvoyance, and potentiates emotional healing.
Special focus will be placed on intuition as an evocative approach with phenomenology akin to that of hypnotic trance. We will discuss the way utilizing an intuitive approach can readily reframe distorted cognitions into new metaphors, shift realizations from problems to solutions and elicit absorption of unconscious resources into adaptive Wholeness and a felt-sense of solid Self.
- Identify at least two features of ACE, a three-step schema for developing Intuition.
- Describe one way in which the phenomenology of an intuitive approach is akin to the phenomenology of hypnotic trance.
- Given an individual patient, intuitively utilize a mini-idea in conjunction with material from the client’s narrative to create a dynamic experiential moment.