This workshop will show you how we can therapeutically bring about a transformational integration to our mind, body and spirit even at the molecular level. We will demonstrate how therapeutic intervention changes our cells and how this integration of self results in a natural balance, empowering harmony of the self, even in the face of great distress. Genetic do not have to determine our destiny. You will learn, as a holistic practitioner of integrative psychotherapy, how one can alter not only our perspectives and relationships but also our biology.
Depressive patients are described by Lynn Hoffman as Sleeping Giants, that cannot be awaken by powerful efforts, while they are ready to arouse because of the delicate stimulus of a child. The role played by the non-depressed family members in the development, as well as in the treatment of depression can be considered very relevant. Some useful principles for utilizing hypnosis with depressive individuals and families as well as clinical examples will be presented together with both specific techniques and specific pitfalls that can be expected in the course of the therapeutic process.
Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis treatment (done in conjunction with the latest advances in medicine) of a multiple sclerosis (MS) case will be reported. Ten years later, medical reports show 95% recovery based on the evidence of the scanned images that will be presented as well as patient’s feed-back videos and a full description of the development of the illness and treatment.
From psychoanalysis, to psychodrama, to hypnosis, therapists have employed ritual and ceremony to aid their patients. This workshop will provide a hypnotic experience based on the Balinese Cleansing Ceremony. Utilization of available and invented ceremonies from participants’ lives will also be developed as aides to therapy, and practiced by participants.
Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-concept are concepts closely connected with the development of human identity. The enhancement of self-esteem and identity formation can be used effectively in psychotherapy with children, especially in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other social difficulties. Hypnotic interventions proved to be effective in working with children and adolescents on an individual basis.
How we bring the environment into therapy. Dr. Cohen will describe techniques that consciously and unconsciously motivate patients to be active in their treatment and to understand why he utilizes certain methods. Attendees will share their experiences that resonate with Erickson’s life.
The single reason most people don’t recover from pain is related to unresolved trauma. This workshop will present efficient, effective ways to develop cooperative partnership with somatic experience to create lasting comfort, balance in the nervous system, and healing of past trauma. Techniques are drawn from , neuroscience, Somatic Experiencing,™ Ericksonian principles, mindfulness, and Energy Psychology to provide a cohesive, multi-modal approach.
This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation’s that understand the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. We will review the clinical skills of tracking, pacing and utilization of the symptom for accessing the un-conscious and inner resources with mindfulness and trance. The workshop will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, reframing and de-framing for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.
OCD affects an estimated 2-3% of the adult population and is recognized by therapists as a difficult and long-lasting disorder. A number of useful strategies for working with OCD will be presented in this work-shop. The presenter will discuss B.B.Geary’s continua of the trance phenomena concept in the OCD treatment.
This workshop will examine some of the most serious allegations raised against hypnosis, and some of the most controversial questions about it. In particular, we will discuss the following five topics: 1. Hypnosis and Death; 2. Hypnosis and Seduction; 3. Hypnosis and the Commission of Antisocial Acts; 4. Hypnosis and the Implantation of False Memories; and 5. Should Hypnosis Be Used to Interrogate or "Brainwash" Terrorists?