Participants will be guided through several exercises to help them learn and practice the construction of six forms of indirect suggestions, four therapeutic binds and four verbal confusion techniques. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementation of this set of language techniques for the induction process and how they elaborate simple metaphor. Reasons for the use of indirect suggestions, binds and confusion in treatment and their effect will be addressed and demonstrated.
IC01 Workshop 18 - Hypnosis and Exploring Options - Michael Yapko, PhD
When clients feel"stuck," it may be because they are unaware of alternatives. Or they may be aware of
them, but simply don't like them! In this workshop, we will explore ways hypnosis can help lead people
to develop new, satisfactory resolutions, or how hypnosis can better facilitate an acceptance of
undesirable but necessary courses of action.
IC01 Workshop 19 - Using Anecdotes to Set the Stage for Interventions - Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl. Psych.
Seeding is a general approach for preparing ground for interventions. Using anecdotes is a powerful
tool to use in setting the stage for delivering complex interventions. This workshop will give examples of
setting the stage for a variety of symptoms and for techniques like ordeals and homework assignments
IC01 Workshop 21 - Strategic Treatment of Panic Disorder - R. Reid Wilson, PhD
Participants will learn the most direct therapeutic strategies for treatment of panic disorder. Topics will
include patterns of psycho-social development, the panic prone personality, reframing the benevolent
purpose of symptoms, eight attitude shifts, brief calming and focusing skills, responding to worries,
paradoxical management of physical symptoms, pattern disruption, imagery practice and interceptive
IC01 Workshop 22 - A Brief Hypnotic Intervention Model for Conversion and Dissociative Disorders - Camillo Loriedo, MD
This workshop describes a three-session model for treating patients with Conversion or Dissociative
Disorders. Cases treated with this indirect advanced protocol are described. Videos and case follow-
up illustrate difficulties and solutions in the different phases _of the brief therapeutic process.
IC01 Workshop 23 - Ericksonian Play Therapy - Joyce Mills, PhD
With the healing power of story and play at its center, this experiential workshop will provide
participants with the essential elements of the Ericksonian Play Therapy model. While emphasizing
cultural diversity, natural healing abilities and creative solutions, participants will learn specific
"therapeutic stepping stones" that will help children and adolescents rediscover joy, empowerment and
their ability to soar.
IC01 Workshop 24 - Finding the Energy to Heal: Ericksonian Principles and Energy Psychology - Maggie Phillips, PhD
This workshop explores ways of applying principles of energy psychology to Ericksonian methods of
mind/body healing. Ways that energy therapies, including Ericksonian hypnosis, EMDR and various
body-focused methods, can reopen psychological "meridians" blocked by stress to promote energy
shifts that help resolve symptoms and restore health will be presented and practiced. The format
includes video and live demonstrations, a brief practicum and case consultation.
IC01 Workshop 25 - Stories to Wet Your Breath - Terry Tafoya, PhD
Ritualistic repetition of traditional American Indian stories creates a "scaffolding" of associations on a metacognitive level, offering a framework for problem solving. Participants will engage in story and the making of meaning. Specific clinical examples will be paired with specific stories.
IC01 Workshop 26 - Watch Your Tongue: Language is Slippery - Norma Barretta, PhD and Philip Barretta, MA, MFT
Many people stumble through life stuck in linguistic traps which imprison them. Language influences
outcomes. The words we select in working with patients have a power beyond the wildest imagination.
Ambiguity is a most useful linguistic tool. It enables the listener to assign relevant meaning. The
Barrettas will demonstrate and have participants experience everal hypnotically useful language
IC01 Keynote 02 - The Basic Footprint of Erickson's Work - Steven Lankton, MSW, LMFT, DAHB and Ellen King, MA
The Basic Footprint is a model of change that represents and identifies Erickson's method for
change. It is a general umbrella under which we should be able to place any step of change or
intervention. Encounters that follow the Basic Footprint create change and any therapy that
steps through these stages reflects Erickson's approach and echoes his legacy. A description
of the Basic Footprint includes the steps: matching, blending, utilizing, introducing ambiguity,
reframing and co-creating outcomes.