We will begin by studying how all anxiety disorders generate an absolute standard for certainty and com-fort, thus manipulating people into worry. You will learn specific skills within the three targets of treatment for both worry and GAD: physiological, cognitive, and behavioral. Then we will explore strategies for panic, social anxiety, phobias and OCD, helping clients find the courage and motivation to challenge their old beliefs and attitudes. Cutting-edge treatment now pushes further into the confrontational. You will learn how to help clients purposely seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear.
This is a clinical presentation of a five step model for tailoring hypnotherapy interventions in test anxiety cases utilizing the client’s spontaneous trance phenomena, allowing the clinician’s ability to utilize and maximize the client’s internal resources based on his/her total life experience. Clinical cases will be presented of this hands-on approach of Erickson’s utilization philosophy.
Families dealing with an anxious child often unknowingly “help” their child by doing the very things that make anxiety stronger. This workshop will give clinicians strategies that, from the very first session, show parents and children how to identify and interrupt the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological patterns of anxiety in children.
Treating anxiety with hypnosis often focuses on relaxation and calmness; and while physiological regulation is an important anxiety-managing skill, hypnotic interventions with anxious clients offer rich opportunities to shift the relationship and responses people have to anxiety and worry. Hypnosis can introduce important cognitive skills that interrupt the process of worry and anxiety while creating an experience of malleability.