Multilevel communication was important to Erickson. In this demonstration we will use “energetic communication”. Energy Psychology (EP) approaches will be integrated within an Ericksonian framework to treat a traumatic event; first focusing on neutralizing the negative affect of the trauma with EP and then increasing positive resources and connections with Ericksonian Hypnosis.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and the Self-Relations approach are experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have a first-hand experience of an alive therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for dynamic understandings. Drs. Gilligan and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.