This workshop explores Ericksonian approaches to weight loss, including paradox, metaphor, utilization, humor and possibilities. Motivational Interviewing will be utilized. The metaphor of weight loss as a journey is central. Departure, initiation and return are highlighted, noting obstacles and struggles encountered during this exciting adventure! A transformational journey representing a higher level of conscious-ness with increased meaning that makes change possible will be presented.
In continuing education (CE), knowledge and skills are most often taught didactically. Participants of continuing education come to workshops ready for the CE trance. In this short course, we will demonstrate how we did something different! We integrated hypnotic techniques such as suggestion and dissociation, along with performance, improvisation, music, philosophy and psychotherapy to elicit experiential learning with emotional impact in a series of workshops for Georgia NASW.
This approach combines the exposure-response prevention paradigm from behavioral therapy with hypnotherapeutic intervention. The program contains six sessions with different topics. In each session, consecutive exposure to substance and triggers alters with rapid installation of ideodynamic resources. A less resilient patient learns to apply resourcefulness at the right time.
An overview of Neuro Emotional Technique™ (NET™) basic 15 steps will be explained and demonstrated. NET™ is a revolutionary body/mind therapy that promotes homeostasis and is a major improve-ment over TFT and EFT. The major tenets of NET™ will also be addressed, including repetition compulsions, emotional/meridian correlation, and memory dynamics.
Consultation can be a valuable process in the provision of therapeutic services to clients. Traditional case presentation scenarios can lead to limited, reactive dialogues that solidify the therapist’s sense of “stuckness.” The reflecting team approach to consultation uses reflexive questioning to allow non-reactive associations free from the constraints of conversation thinking to access all of the participants’ inner resources. This workshop will explore the elements of meaningful consultation with discussion, video, and live demonstration.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. This presentation explains an interdisciplinary approach to dealing with serious problems of IBS-patients. We learn that there are multiple expectations and needs of the clients with a high level of dysfunctional symptoms, as well as multiple stress factors, anxiety and depression. How to regain a better quality of life scores? The importance of focusing the invisible, the affective part of the IBS difficulties is complicated. While setting realistic goals, a new approach leads to body self-regulation with different bodywork techniques and hypnotherapeutic strategies.
The basics about mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy will be explained, along with the re-search findings which show that aerobic exercise helps both ADD and depression through improving brain functioning. Participants will become acquainted with ten mindfulness skills, four CBT methods and five types of aerobic exercise which can help their clients. Participants will see how they can be the instruments who help their clients deliver themselves from distraction to distinction.
Severe mental illness predominantly strikes the young, derailing normal social, cognitive and emotional development. The unfortunate consequence can be a lifelong battle to gain mental health. Ericksonian approaches may be particularly apt in treatment because they encourage skill acquisition and recontextualization via remedial experiential learning. This presentation will detail the use of ordeals, pattern interruption, symptom prescription, presupposition and other common Ericksonian methods suitable for treating chronic and newly ill clients.
Music is an effective Brief Therapy tool that can be used to instantly access right brain intelligence, elicit conscious and unconscious material for processing, and induce hypnotic states that render listeners receptive to positive suggestions of wellness, relaxation, and integration. A single short song can cut through resistance, setting the perfect atmosphere for a highly productive session.