This primarily experiential workshop will guide participants through two related hand focusing hypnotic induction techniques that utilize both Western and Eastern concepts of energy balance. This will include Western concepts of nerve conduction, hemispheric functional differences, cybernetics, resonance, coherence and entrainment, with Eastern concepts of polarities and the unblocking, flow and balance of energy (Chi, Prana).
After decades of working with anxious children and teens, I have two unshakable truths: families MUST be involved in treatment and anxious patterns are shifted through experiential learning. Working with the FOUR critical concepts to manage anxiety in families and the SIX patterns that must be interrupted, this workshop will describe HOW to create active, engaging assignments for families to do between sessions and describe the TEN favorites that I return to again and again.
Known as The Wizard of the Desert, Dr. Milton Erickson is revered for his therapeutic genius, his brilliance as a hypnotist, and his encouragement for therapists to utilize all available resources, both their own and the clients’. One of those resources described by Dr. Erickson as a level of perception not necessarily conscious is what typically we call intuition.
In this didactic and experiential workshop we will examine the therapeutic utilization of intuition from the perspective of three clinical phenomena of an Ericksonian approach.
Immediately after earthquakes in center and southern Mexico in 2017, crisis intervention were done by Mexican navy health care professionals to solve crisis and prevent PTSD. Groups of patients were structured for crisis intervention with Ericksonian hypnotherapy, ranging from 50 to 200 patients. Methodology will be presented along with recorded interviews to two captains head of Mexican navy health care system. One powerful proven group technique will be taught.
Is peace within really possible? We propose Erickson's naturalistic-utilization therapy and Rossi's 4-Stage Creative Process are consistent with yoga's science of self-inquiry, mental dexterity and Buddha's 4 Noble Truths. We will practice gentle yoga exercise for all fitness levels and share transformational ancient stories of our new neuroscience of mind-body therapy.
Most people live in survival based thinking and feeling by repeating the same reactions to similar triggers, and have forgotten what it means to live in harmony and connection with themselves and each other. Chronic depression, anxiety, rumination, and other psychological problems are not natural states. As science explodes new findings of how to live more often in states of resilience and thriving, these tools can be easily learned and taught to clients.
Mr. Miyagi (The Karate Kid, 1984) taught his student, Daniel many things. Among them, things are not always as they seem and about functionality. Simple day-to-day activities can also be karate moves, which Daniel wanted to learn. Milton Erickson, a Western version of Mr. Miyagi, introduced us to his concept of utilization in psychotherapy, or functionality. So important was this discovery that the concept of utilization is now a part of virtually every form of talk therapy and healthcare fields in general; it is now common sense.
Dissociation can be described as the failure to integrate information and self-attributions that should ordinarily be integrated, and as alterations of consciousness characterized by a sense of detachment from the self and/or the environment. The strong connection between Hypnosis and Dissociation is known since the time of Pierre Janet's pioneer work. Dissociative hypnotic intervention demonstrated to be very useful in treating pain, anxiety disorders and many other conditions.
Energy Psychology (EP) techniques are easy to learn, safe/non-abreactive, evidenced-based, brief approaches, used for everything from bullying to rape to PTSD in veterans to survivors of genocide in Rwanda. Ericksonian Hypnosis and Energy Psychology are brief mind body approaches for treating trauma that both utilize interpersonal neurobiology and memory reconsolidation. We will rapidly review the research and theory supporting them. Then we will focus on teaching you the basics of using emotional freedom techniques (EFT-tapping) within a trauma informed framework and integrating it with Ericksonian principles.
Self-efficacy is an essential topic throughout life. Even babies like to control their environment, for example by moving a mobile by a wire attached to their foot. During school years and later on self-efficacy is very important. The contrary is helplessness, the opposite, which can lead to hopelessness and depression. While in certain situations we are able to influence our environment (or processes) directly, such as learning harder in order to get better math marks, this is not always possible.