Brief hypnotherapy is particularly suited for children and adolescents with psychosomatic disorders, because it exploits their natural abilities to fall into trance and uses a language of symbols and metaphors. It is based on the Ericksonian belief in the abilities of a child and is astonishing in its effectiveness. With Charlotte Wirl.
Women who face unplanned pregnancies may experience a wide range of emotions and go through deep crises when they learn they are pregnant. In this workshop, the presenter will describe how brief Ericksonian interventions can help them explore possibilities and cope with their crises during unplanned pregnancy. Examples of quick interventions and conversational trance will be given as well. There will be references to the importance of hope and exercises for coming to terms with previous experience.
This workshop explores how the Indian belief system contains ingredients to keep the mind and body in harmony and promote wellbeing. We will explore adding into psychotherapy sessions totem strengths, shaman journeys, medicine wheels, time-frames, respect and gratitude; the circle of life, and symbols as reminders of the “right” path. With Jeanne Hernandez.
Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? This lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, will explore the rationale for and practical application of humor in cognitive therapy. Both cognitive therapy and humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. The presenter will explore how humor can be a powerful tool for both diagnosis and treatment, and will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor. With Steven Sultanoff.
This workshop will present some practical cases in order to illustrate the brief therapy process applied to children affected by emotional disorders as anxiety, headaches, loyalty conflicts and learning emotional blockages. In all cases, Ericksonian techniques such as metaphors and symptom prescription have shown very positive and efficient results. With Carme Timoneda-Gallart.
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a mind-body gestalt complementary to the client’s sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A simple form of mind-body communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed in this procedure. Because this is a new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience will be provided.
This brief therapy approach works with any therapeutic perspective to provide new tools for helping couples move beyond fighting. Utilizing resources couples naturally posses, this approach helps couples return to a state of being in love, and offer tools that can help them return there at will.
This workshop will explain how solution-focused brief therapy can be used in a marathon session format to assist couples and families during turbulent points of their relationship. The workshop will highlight the structure and intricacies of solution-focused marathon sessions. By utilizing this format only one or two sessions may be necessitated. With Michael Reiter and Arlene Brett-Gordon.
This workshop will present a model for using Solution Focused Brief Therapy in group and individual supervision. The presenters will demonstrate how to develop and use a Solution Focused Brief Therapy case presentation outline as an anchor to teach Solution Focused Brief Therapy and help supervisees use the model in their practice. With Ernest Marshall and Lindasue Marshall.
By utilizing hypnosis in supervision, supervisors can help supervisees tap into their resources and grow in confidence as therapists. This process of utilizing hypnosis in supervision can be a useful method to meet the standards for achieving the results that supervisors, supervisees, and clients seek. This process can be a very effective method in achieving coherence, strengthening the ability to be accountable, while helping form a clear map for directing supervision.