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By Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D. Reviewed by Rubin Battino, M.S. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 11 seconds

What are Psychoaerobic Exercises, and why are they useful in training therapists and empowering excellence? In his most recent book, Psychoaerobics: An Experiential Method to Empower Therapist Excellence, Jeffrey Zeig emphasizes conceptual rather than factual learning. That is, one “knows” a fact, but one has a “felt sense” of a concept. Thus, his Psychoaerobic Exercises are all designed to be experiential rather than cognitive. People learn most deeply by feeling, sensing, and doing. Zeig states categorically: “The consultation room is the theater of the conceptual.” It is not a lecture hall where facts are stated. “It is the job of the therapist to strengthen positive concepts and modify ineffective, negative concepts.” The exercises can then be described as mini-psychodramas done in a group setting where all the participants are engaged experientially. You do not learn how to play tennis or a musical instrument by observing, but by repetitive practice under the guidance of a professional. → Read more

By Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D. Reviewed by Roxanna Erickson-Klein, RN, Ph.D. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 37 seconds

The Anatomy of Experiential Impact Through Ericksonian Therapy is one in a trilogy written by Jeffrey Zeig. The other two books in the trilogy — The Induction of Hypnosis (2014), and Psychoaerobics (2015) — emphasize different elements of the psychotherapeutic connection, but I enjoyed The Anatomy of Experiential Impact the most. Each of the three books stand on their own in content but reading them in sequence has greater impact and offers the reader more insight. → Read more