ASCH Workshops

Next ASCH Workshop, Sunday 24 June 2018

The next ASCH workshop will be held on Sunday, 24 June 2018, when our guest presenter for the day will be psychotherapist and author, Richard Hill. Richard is also the patron of the ASCH. At the end of the workshop, Richard will present each attendee with a Certificate 1 – Essential Practice Mirroring Hands, the first step in becoming a master practitioner of Mirroring Hands. This workshop is being rolled out across the country.


WHEN: Sunday, 24 June 2018
WHERE: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW 2114.
COST: $50.00. Please go to the ASCH Shop to pay and register.
9.30 a.m. – 10.30 Group supervision
10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 – 1.00 Richard Hill: Certificate 1 – Essential Practice, Mirroring Hands
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch (not provided)
2.00 – 4.00 Richard Hill continues

ASCH workshops 2018

Sunday, 24 June 2018 (presenter, Richard Hill)
Sunday, 26 August 2018 (presenter, Rhondda Stewart)
Sunday, 28 October 2018 (presenter, Matthew Favaloro)

Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc, DPCRichard Hill: Certificate 1 – Essential Practice, Mirroring Hands

NOTE: Richard is presenting his eight-hour course in just four hours. To make up for lost face-to-face time, Richard has asked that attendees read three chapters of his book, The Practitioners Guide to Mirroring Hands. If you have registered for the workshop and have not received the reading material, please contact the ASCH.

Session 1 – The Natural Rhythms and Cycles
We explore and re-establish our awareness of the best ways of being. We will learn about natural problem-solving capacities both individually and in relationship with the client.

Session 2 – The Wonders in Our Hands
We begin the process of learning and experience how we can utilize the hands to open a connection to the inner self. Practical exercises will introduce the framework of the Mirroring hands experience followed by a demonstration.

Session 3 – The Language and The Silence of Mirroring Hands.
We explore the powerful effect of using only as much language as the client needs in order to begin problem solving and healing processes. More experiential work with different aspects of Mirroring Hands will deepen your felt experience of the practice.

Session 4 – A Client Responsive Therapeutic Approach
Through experiential exercises we will explore the important client responsive approach of sensitive observation and therapy emerging as a response to the client, rather than a direction or even suggestion. A final group exercise will prepare you for the way you choose to utilise Mirroring Hands beyond the workshop.

Learning Objectives
The overall objective is to learn the essential elements of the Mirroring Hands approach and therapeutic practice. This includes:

  • How to introduce and induce a client to the process
  • The 4-Stage creative cycle and The natural Ultradian Rhythm
  • How to facilitate the client’s natural problem solving and mind-body healing
  • The language and silence of Mirroring Hands
  • Appreciation of “sensitive observation”
  • The meaning and value of a client-responsive approach

This full day workshop will lay the foundations for both the practical application and conscious understanding of what is involved in Mirroring Hands. It is the first step in becoming a master practitioner of Mirroring Hands and to become fully engaged in the traditions of Milton Erickson and Ernest Rossi that are the foundation for this unique practice.

About Richard Hill >>

About Richard Hill, M.A., M.Ed., M.B.M.Sc.

Richard Hill is a neuropsychotherapy practitioner in Sydney, Australia, who began his ‘education in psychotherapy’ in the creative arts as an actor, writer, singer and performer. His intellectual curiosity inspired him to return to university in mid-life. He is now an international lecturer and keynote speaker on the topics of neuroscience and psychosocial genomics, has developed special training courses for suicide prevention, and is the originator of the Curiosity Approach. He is the author of Choose Hope with Harper Collins; How the “real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! with Hill & Hill; has written numerous papers and articles as well as several book chapters in association with the Strengths Based Practice International Social Work Group; and The Practitioners Guide to Mirroring Hands co-authored with Ernest Rossi, PhD, a Crown House publication, 2017.

He is President of GAINS (The Global Association for Interpesonal Neurobiology Studies), he is a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group, an Esteemed Member of the International Council of Professional Therapists, on the editorial board of The Neuropsychotherapist, and director of the Mindscience Institute. He holds Masters degrees in Arts; Education; and Mind and Brain Sciences.

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