Induction can be a method of delivering therapy, not just a means of eliciting trance. We will explore advanced techniques of utilization, explore advanced techniques of utilization, seeding, motivating and pattern disruption.
Participants will be guided through several exercises to help them learn and practice the construction of four forms of confusion technique, bring the number of indirect suggestion to six and the number of therapeutic binds to four. A demonstration using these forms will illustrate the implementations of this set of language techniques for the induction and treatment process.
Giulia’s story began almost 30 years ago while Milton Erickson was still with us. He offered amusingly bizarre suggestions to us about what to do with her. Those suggestions lead to several metaphors which helped her to create an escape plan from the “zoo” in which she was trapped.
Addictive behavior is the result of inner urges. If the urge is transformed, the behavior will automatically be changed. This workshop explores the structure of addictive responses and how they may be redirected toward more positive outcomes using the integration of language, body and emotions.
The systematics of using guided imagery (GI) for psychotherapy and/or healing will be presented, along with the rationale for each component. Using a volunteer, the attendees will participate in creating a GI; then the presenter will carry out what they have designed. If time permits, attendees will experience a generic group GI.
Clinicians who practice hypnosis must be familiar with its legal and ethical boundaries. In recent years, courts have paid increasing attention to the clinical and forensic use of hypnosis. Many lawyers have targeted hypnosis as what they call an “experimental and dangerous” type of treatment. We will discuss how therapists may simultaneously protect the legal rights of their patients, and may protect themselves from lawsuits. In addressing current clinical concerns, we will examine the rich and colorful history of hypnosis as it relates to law.
Many strategic therapists eschew theory and sacrifice grounding. Missing theory resides in basic sciences. Hypnosis data reveal consciousness and volition as paradoxes, resolvable through evolutionary biology. Human's minds evolved as shared self-deceptions. Theory can predict transference, paradox, game antitheses, Erickson's "common sense psychology," but it constrains their optimum utilization.
Eye Closure, Eye Movement integrates the eye movement (EM) component of EMDR within hypnosis. ECEM has application to panic disorder, its associated anticipatory anxiety, and to depersonalization disorder - as a subtype of panic disorder. Hypnotic breathing and other hypnotic techniques, with the addition of EMs, can contain panic, associated anticipatory anxiety and DPD.
No matter how hopeless or severe a clinical problem, Erickson always seemed to know of something that could be done. Without a road map to explain their construction, the complexity of his ingenious techniques is intimidating. However, Erickson formulated his overall approach using a few simple strategies. This deeper level of understanding can be learned by almost anyone and is especially important when using powerful therapeutic techniques.
Come experience the power of Impact Techniques - for you and your clients. Participants will complete five imaginative and multi-sensory Impact exercises designed for personal growth. Engage your ears, eyes, body and imagination in a lively experience of how simple props, sounds and movements can be used to promote positive personal change. You also will learn how these techniques can be adapted as powerful therapeutic tools for use with your clients, to respond to a wide variety of challenges.