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Don't miss this Special Weekend Workshop

San Francisco - May 4 & 5, 2019

Sat May 4 - Cert I: Essential Practice   *   Sun May 5 - Cert II: Practitioner I

Ernest and Kathryn Rossi
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Mirroring Hands is the approach and associated technique developed by Ernest Rossi from his work with Milton Erickson. Richard Hill is Ernest Rossi's co-author who has continued to develop the approach with Rossi.

What does Mirroring Hands DO?

The Mirroring Hands Approach and technique enables both therapist and client:


  • to rapidly establish a therapeutically consciousness relationship

  • to work safely with trauma, fear and negative affect

  • to help the client overcome resistance

  • to allow the session to continue even when the issue is "not known" or not wanted to be spoken out loud.

  • to connect the explicit problem with the client's implicit natural problem solving skills

  • to co-create the therapeutic experience through client-responsiveness

  • to enable the client to make important and major breakthroughs in their own way and in their own time

  • to utilize ideodynamic responses as feedback throughout the session

  • to take the therapy to places neither the client or therapist expected or could predict.

  • to continue working implicitly beyond the session in sync with the client's natural ultradian rhythm

It is suitable for everyone in the field of mental and emotional health.

We welcome - therapists, counselors, coaches, lay practitioners and

all those who want to improve their lives - you are all invited!

co-sponsored by

Eric Greenleaf, PhD, Director

The Milton H Erickson Institute of the Bay Area


North Bay Hypnotherapy


International Hotel Center

868 Kearny Street

San Francisco

(Close to parking, public transport, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the Chinatown North Beach area. Central and accessible)

Past workshop feedback:

"Fantastic! Fun! Engagingly delightful easy to

follow process"

"Richard is very engaging as a presenter"


"Brilliant, enjoyable, stimulating"

"Excellent workshop - empowering"

​"Thanks again for an absolutely fantastic workshop.  One of the best that I’ve attended over the years.  I’ve been using Mirroring Hands with fab results already!"

​Day 1 - Cert I: Essential Practice

Day 2 - Cert II: Practitioner I


(Scroll down for daily session

details and learning objectives)


Certificate of Attendance for 12 CEU hours


MHEIBA [MIL049] is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for Psychologists,

LCSWs, LEPs and MFTs.

Early Bird (before April 15, 2019) USD$275


Full fee - USD$320

(for 2 days)

Mirroring Hands 2 day Workshop San Francisco
Mirroring Hands 2 day Workshop San Francisco
04 May 2019, 9:30 am – 05 May 2019, 4:30 pm
International Hotel Manilatown Center,
868 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Richard Hill teaches this therapeutic technique and approach over 2 days, May 4th and 5th, 2019, in San Francisco

Just completed day 2 of the Mirroring Hands Practitioner training with Richard Hill today. After spending two intensive days exploring consciousness, neurobiology and gene expression, complex adaptive systems, self-organisation, creative cycles, attractors and disruptors, linguistics, circadian and ultradian cycles, possibility and probability fields and emergence; my mind is buzzing with the possibilities of how to use this unique process to facilitate deep transformative change with groups and individuals.

Paul Mischel

Feedback about the Mirroring Hands process:

"...brilliant in its simplicity and elimination of the unnecessary, yet complex beyond belief in the results it can engender." Bill O'Hanlon

" elegant and rapid and effective way to guide a client to meaningful changes." Em Prof. Rubin Battino

"...a powerful concept...The clinical applications are both well grounded in science and accessible." Laurence Sugarman

Richard Hill has facilitated and expanded this guide to using Mirroring Hands that makes it accessible for all. This method can eliminate any resistance you may encounter in the change process and evoke deep inner wisdom, often in a very short time.

Bill O'Hanlon, author of Solution-Oriented Hypnosis and Do One Thing Different

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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 – What, Why and When of Mirroring Hands

We explore the Why of using our hands and the When of utilizing Mirroring Hands as a process and as an approach. We experience the process as a group and examine the "induction" and "ideodynamic responses".

Session 2 – The Language Principles of being Client-Responsive

We learn how to adjust the way we speak to the client to be engaged and responsive. Practical exercises of The Incomplete Sentence and  The Basic Accessing Question.

Session 3 – Natural Rhythms and Cycles

We explore the 4-Stage Creative Cycle and the Ultradian Rhythm to return to the origin of our naturalness plus practical activities.

Session 4 – Demonstration and Practice breakout Groups

A demonstration by Richard with one of the group. The group then break into pairs to practice what they have learnt during this day.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • The How, Why and When to use Mirroring Hands

  • How to introduce and induce a client to the process and understand ideodynamic responses.

  • 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

  • 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 – Thinking IN the System

After a brief review of Day 1, we look at the nature and importance of complex systems. Through practical exercises we learn and feel the importance and difference of thing IN the system rather than just in "cause and effect" linearity.

Session 2 – Demonstration with Ernest Rossi (video)

Dr Rossi takes us through his Buddha hands technique (only accessible in these workshops). Followed by discussion and self-practice.

Session 3 – Sensitive Observation and Practice

Learning about the importance of sensitive observation and how this leads to a client-responsiveness that enables the client to access their natural problem-solving and mind to body healing

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 think in the context of complex systems

  • How to be sensitive to the variety of ideodynamic responses

  • Learning to trust improvisation of technique

  • Observing a demonstration and practical application

  • 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. There is a greater focus on experiential work in order to begin to appreciate how Mirroring Hands can be implemented in to your professional practice and how the Mirroring Hands Approach can be integrated with your current therapeutic practices to enhance what you already do.

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