Working at the Department of Speech Pathology, University Clinic, Heidelberg Germany in the 80's, most patients with voice disorders came with expectations getting medical treatment. But resistance to psychological approaches were com-mon. Being confronted with this resistance many times cre-ated a very indirect approach of self-hypnosis training (which actually is a trance induction). Tailoring the standard approach to different patients and symptoms will be discussed, as well as how to use this in group therapy.
Hypnosis itself cures nothing. Rather, it's what happens during hypnosis that has therapeutic potential. In this demonstration, the focus will be on helping the volunteer client evolve an awareness for and willingness to take "the next step" in ad-dressing some issue.
Symptoms are expressions of contradictory inner needs and movements and inner fights. This demonstration will show how the different parts of a person can be utilized as helpful “messengers of needs and knowledge” and as powerful competences for goal-serving synergy and context- flexible successful behavior.
Solution-oriented hypnosis derives from Erickson’s work and is concerned not with the origins of problems, but with accessing past, present and future resources to resolve problems. This session will demonstrate the assessment and treatment process involved in solution-oriented hypnosis.