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‘Mirroring Hands’ A Special 2-Day Workshop!

The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands: A Client-Responsive Therapy that Facilitates Natural Problem-solving and Mind-Body Healing

About the Host:

Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc, is a practising psychotherapist/counsellor, an author, educator, and professional supervisor. He is acknowledged internationally as an expert in human dynamics, communications, the brain and the mind and is a regular speaker around the globe. He has developed special training courses for suicide prevention and is the originator of the Curiosity Oriented Approach. His work with Ernest Rossi, PhD began in 2005, leading to the publication of The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands in late 2017. Mirroring Hands is not only about the technique first developed by Rossi, but also a complete approach to therapeutic practice. This is described as a Client-Responsive therapeutic. He is President of the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS), a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group, director of the Mindscience Institute and, Managing Editor of The Neuropsychotherapist. He holds Masters degrees in Arts; Education; and Mind and Brain Sciences. His other books include, Choose Hope and How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! as well as numerous articles, journal papers and book chapters, including Perspectives on Coping and Resilience and Strengths Based Social Work Practice in Mental Health, published worldwide.

Workshop Program

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Certificate I – Essential Practice

The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands:

A Client-Responsive Therapy that Facilitates

Natural Problem-solving and Mind-Body Healing

by Richard Hill and Ernest Rossi

Session 1 – The Natural Rhythms and Cycles

We explore and re-establish awareness of our best ways of being. We learn about natural problem-solving capacities both as individuals and in relationship with clients.

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.


Certificate II – Practitioner I

The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands:

A Client-Responsive Therapy that Facilitates

Natural Problem-solving and Mind-Body Healing

by Richard Hill and Ernest Rossi

Session 1 – Ideodynamic Responses – motor/sensory/affect

We begin with reflections of the first workshop, then we explore the nature of the ideomotor response, expanding out to the many other ways messages are sent from the implicit world to explicit awareness. This includes experiential activities

Session 2 – Comfort and the Growing Edge

We consider the concept of comfort and strength, first in discussion and then through a group Mirroring hands activity. A demonstration by Richard and an appropriate member of the group will be followed by reflective discussion.

Session 3 – Practice

We begin with the application of specific forms in groups of three and then move to an unregulated facilitation of Mirroring Hands between pairs.

Session 4 – Advanced Use and Application

Mirroring Hands is an improvised experience based on the technical principles. This final practical session brings together and integrates what has been learnt to allow each person the opportunity to discover what stage of applying Mirroring Hands they have reached.

Learning Objectives:

The overall objective is to learn how to utilise the Mirroring Hands approach in therapeutic practice. This includes:

  • How to be sensitive to the variety of ideodynamic responses
  • The nature of comfort and how comfort facilitates strength
  • Discovering your growing edge and exploring your best way to practice
  • Learning to trust improvisation of technique
  • Observing a demonstration
  • Understand advanced use and application of Mirroring Hands in clinical situations.

This full day workshop prepares the participant for the practical application of Mirroring Hands with the client in mind.

For the future:

Certificate III is a 2-day workshop, yet to be formalised as I have done above, but it will be an immersive weekend only for those with Cert I and II or with a wide range of prior knowledge and experience. The program will be very experiential and with group discussion to explore the deeper levels of Mirroring Hands.

A 6-8 hour video program will be created in the next few weeks. Pre-production work is already underway.

Any questions, comments or concerns?



Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Monthly Masterclass



This group is open to anyone interested in Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Moreover, all skill levels are welcomed. This monthly meetup is based in Central London to discuss anything Ericksonian and more complex casework examples found in clinical practice when utilising Ericksonian hypo-therapeutic principles and techniques.


Our first meeting held Saturday, February 24th 2018 @ 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Regular monthly ongoing meetings)

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Monthly Masterclass

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018, 1:30 PM

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