This workshop explores how the Native American belief system contains ingredients to keep the mind and body in harmony and promote well-being. We'll explore adding into therapy sessions totem strengths, shaman journeys, medicine wheels, time-frames, respect and gratitude; the circle of life and symbols as reminders of the "right path."
Working with terminally ill patients and their families is necessarily time-limited. The effects of such work can be dramatic and lasting for both patient and survivors. This magnifies the effects of such therapy and thus underscores the importance of intervening elegantly and boldly, moving through patients' (and therapists') fear of death.
This workshop poses a brief substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance abuse. 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 particular form of body language know as ideomotor signaling is established in this procedure.
In this workshop participants will learn a new method of brief therapy techniques to cure anxiety and panic disorder, inspired by material and attitudes learned from Dr. Erickson's work. This advanced approach uses pacing, reframing, utilization, conversational trance and Erickson's style of form-fitting treatment for each patient.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of tailoring. In this workshop, we will learn how to utilize sung trances where the client's own vocabulary, interspersal and future orientation will be used. Brief interventions will be presented while using sung trances and participants will learn how to compose their own interventions using music and hypnotic language. Audience participation will be invited.
There is widespread professional discomfort about entering into a therapeutic relationship with a Borderline patient. This workshop addresses suggested treatment strategies for reducing affective arousal and distress, helping to build tolerance skills and creating a collaborative non- threatening atmosphere in which the patient can learn to problem-solve and take healthy risks. A beginner's overview of Ericksonian hypnosis will be included.
Neurofeedback allows us to retrain brainwave patterns associated with problems of depression, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and panic disorder, insomnia, headaches, migraines, head injuries, stroke, Tourette's, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, PTSD, enuresis and physical balance. Neurofeedback is also used in peak performance training and countering cognitive decline with aging. Integrating hypnosis with neurofeedback is ideal for treating many of these problems. A live demonstration will be included.
The main root cause of mental illness is relationships which are not working effectively. Violence, abuse, injustice, neglect and power struggles lead to most individuals' symptoms. This workshop will teach how to change and heal individuals by using their families, no matter how family is defined, to achieve a successful therapy in a brief time period. Attendees will learn specific Ericksonian strategies and healing rituals to which Dr. Erickson would give a "thumbs-up."
Children's emotional problems are increasing. Ericksonian approaches provide good psychotherapeutical processes and efficient brief therapy for young people. A neuropsychological basis supports a coherent theoretic frame which explains the origin of emotional problems and clarifies why brief Ericksonian solutions are efficient.
The use of Conversational Unconscious Communication give the therapist a greatly enhanced ability to influence the client to generate lasting positive change. This workshop will enable the participant to learn the structure and uses of therapeutic metaphor and the interspersal technique at both the conscious and unconscious levels of the mind.