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Video Introduction

Mirroring Hands with Richard Hill

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome To Mirroring Hands

    • Introduction by Richard Hill

  • 2

    What is Mirroring Hands

    • What is Mirroring Hands (Part 1) (15 min)

    • What is Mirroring Hands (Part 2) (20 min)

  • 3


    • Discounts and resources for you

About This Course:

This program is of value to all mental health practitioners including lay practitioners and those seeking self-development. Mirroring Hands is a therapeutic practice that utilizes focused attention to create a state in the client where they are able to process both explicit and implicit experience simultaneously. The practice has emerged from the non-directive hypnotherapeutic style of Milton Erickson, that have been developed since Erickson's death in 1980 by Ernest Rossi

It is a rapid and gentle form of therapy where the client and the therapist are able to co-create a deep insight into what lies beneath the presenting problem. It is also an approach to therapy that can be applied to all modalities. Client-responsiveness is generated through language styles, a heightened sensitivity of observation and a curiosity for the meanings that can emerge spontaneously in response to our natural human capacity to recover from illness, be it physical and/or mental. The videos include numerous demonstrations and recordings from workshops. The program has a gentle balance of theory and practice.

It is important  to understand the theoretical elements that are the foundation of effective therapy. We need to shift the standard way we think about how the mind works and how we can best create a beneficial therapeutic experience for the client. During the program you will learn how thinking in the context of a complex system gives you insights into not only how the Mirroring Hands process works, but also, more importantly, how clients are able to access their own resources and be a pro-active part of their own healing. You will also understand the value and importance of getting out of the client's way as they find, with your help and facilitation, their own best resolution. In the workshop we are then to take the time to get a genuine "felt sense" of these technical concepts through a series of practical activities and exercises designed specifically for the workshops.

When you think about it, most of the therapies that we practice today can be found in the stories and theater of the past, back to Shakespeare and even to Plato and Socrates. There is much to discover in our natural human recovery system and this foundational course will both guide and, I hope, inspire you. This video program lays the foundation for the onsite workshop programs that are presented around the world. You will be informed about locations as they are organized. I hope to see you before too long in person. Meanwhile, this video program and, of course, the book, The Practitioner's Guide to Mirroring Hands by myself and Ernest Rossi, provide a wonderful start to your engagement with Mirroring Hands.


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Richard Hill

Richard Hill has emerged from a diverse and fascinating journey to become an innovative speaker on the mind, brain and the human condition. From a satisfying, if not quite famous, early career in the creative arts, Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) beginning with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in linguistics. This triggered a curiosity that led to a diploma in counselling and a new career in psychotherapy. Studying continued and he has added three Masters degrees – an MA in Social Ecology; an MEd in Social Ecology; and a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences (MBMSc) from Sydney University. Richard is also fortunate to be mentored by the esteemed Ernest Rossi PhD who has invited Richard into the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Team to study the impact of therapeutic practice on the genetic level. His fascination with the disturbing problem of stress and anxiety has resulted in his unique theory – The Winner-Loser World Theory – and the positive positive counterpoint – The Curiosity Approach: which highlights our Curiosity for Possibility. These theories revolutionize the way we deal with stress and anxiety and how we approach standard therapeutic practices. Richard’s books include a collection of inspirational short stories in Choose Hope and his explication of his Winner/Loser World Theory in How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! In addition, he is published in various journals and magazines around the world and in book chapters, including Perspectives on Coping and Resilience and Strengths Based Social Work Practice in Mental Health, published worldwide. His latest book is co-authored with his mentor, Ernest Rossi, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands.

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