Archive report of meeting
Thursday 15th July 2021
Past notice
Richard Hill workshop

A workshop with Richard Hill MA, MEd, MBMSc

Co-author of The Practitioner's Guide to Mirroring Hands

Perhaps rather too frequently international speakers tend to be lauded as “inspirational,” “innovative” or “motivating” … but sometimes they actually are exactly as described.

One such speaker who certainly inspires and undoubtedly has innovated therapy is our guest for the society’s July meeting – Australian therapist Richard Hill.

Maybe it is his easy-going informal Aussie style of delivery or the straight forwarded, uncomplicated way in which he explains his ideas and methods.

Or maybe it’s due to his long working relationship with the late Ernest Rossi.

Whatever it is, it works and it makes Richard Hill’s talks exceptionally accessible. So, make a note of the name … make a note of the date. You’ll not be disappointed.

Hypnotherapy has a long history of those whose fresh insights and processes have helped propel the entire profession forward another stage.

Of course Milton Erickson inevitably bears the title “Father of Modern Hypnotherapy” while much of his mantle was inherited by Rossi who developed Erickson’s ideas then came forth with more of his own.

Among Rossi’s many contributions was his highlighting the importance of sensitive observation together with the importance of the client/patient’s “creative moment.

Rossi engaged our focus on the “opposites” in the process he called Mirroring Hands.

Now those ideas are in turn being extended by Rossi’s long-term student, friend and co-author of “The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands” our speaker Richard Hill.

Hill and Rossi
Co-authors of "The Practitioner's Guide to Mirroring Hands
Richard Hill (left) and Ernest Ross
  Dr Kate Beaven Marks  

Richard Hill
enjoys an international reputation as an expert in human dynamics, communications, the brain and the mind.
As a result he teaches and lectures around the world and has been the keynote speaker on the topics of neuroscience, psychosocial genomics.

He has developed special training courses for suicide prevention and is the originator of the Curiosity Approach. Richard's other books include “Choose Hope” and “How the 'real world' Is Driving Us Crazy!”

Chief Education officer of the online teaching and publishing project, The Science of Psychotherapy as well as Managing Editor of the monthly magazine he is also co-presenter of a popular weekly podcast. A past-President of GAINS and Patron of the Australian Society for Clinical Hypnotherapists.

He lives in Australia with his wife, Susan Davis, and their five children..

Those innovations bring us into the art of “client-responsiveness”, “natural problem-solving” and “mind to body healing” in the practice of Mirroring Hands, described by Rossi as “hypnosis without the hypnosis”.

During his Zoom presentation to the society Richard will describe, discuss and demonstrate where Rossi’s work was going and where it is taking us today.

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