This workshop will use PowerPoint images, research, theories, examples and experiential exercises to demonstrate how therapeutically playful interaction with others may create lasting solutions by producing spiritually-uplifting catharsis and creatively explorative trance states capable of replacing sensations of helplessness with sensations of empowerment, enhancing sensations of meaningful relatedness, encouraging immune system functioning and possibly serving to “wake up” otherwise dormant genetic functioning and activate brain plasticity.
Rapid remission of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder results from this new approach. A form of unconscious communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed. Experiential exercises introduce participants to this communication style which allows safe access to psychobiological information. Clients are given instructions allowing them to maintain full management of this chronic illness on their own.
By utilizing hypnosis in supervision, supervisors can help supervisees tap into their resources and grow in confidence as therapists. This process of utilizing hypnosis in supervision can be a useful method to meet the standards for achieving the results that supervisors, supervisees, and clients seek. This process can be a very effective method in achieving coherence, strengthening the ability to be accountable, while helping form a clear map for directing supervision.
This workshop will introduce a holistic-motivational approach toward hypnotherapy, inspired by the work of Abraham Maslow. It will use lecture and demonstrations to show how hypnotherapy can aid in the utilization and encouragement of what Maslow would call Being Motivation and Being Values in order to create lasting solutions. Participants will also learn specific forms of Ericksonian communication that may enhance Being Motivation and Being Values.
A Strengths-Based Therapy approach provides practitioners with essential principles and practices for improving effectiveness and outcomes with adolescents and families. Participants in this work-shop will be introduced to current research findings on effective practice and will learn key strategies to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and alliance, maximize client contributions to change, and respond efficiently to client progress. The strategies offered can be applied to a wide range of settings with a continuum of concerns.
This short course will introduce a treatment approach that targets the affective dimension of pain. The emotion specific wording and elicitation of positive state dependent learning can be used in a brief therapy approach whether or not patients' feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety are associated with physical pain.
Guide your patients in self-relational, self-hypnotic intra-body conversations to self-manage their chronic pain and suffering. Patients will learn to compassionately listen to pain signals as distinct from self and body, and to proactively respond in self-supportive and soothing ways. The process is also effective for affect and anxiety management.
The probability that posthypnotic suggestions will be carried out is highly increased by associating them to the client’s daily life events or activities with an analogical or metaphorical relationship to the therapeutic goals. These life events or activities work as a frequently available signal that facilitates the in-tended behavior or response.
Priming is the process of directly or indirectly introducing new ideas to clients and preparing them for new perspectives and behaviors. Attendees will learn what priming is, the theory behind what occurs in the brain when priming occurs, and how to incorporate priming into the therapeutic dialogue to resolve resistance, discover solutions, and create therapeutic movement.
Many clients seek therapy in a spiritual crisis. Some feel that life has no meaning or is punishment re-quiring redemption. In this seminar, the presenter will describe original research on the patterns that cause these misconceptions and lead participants in a guided meditation back in time to the formation of their souls. There they will attend an orientation seminar to review their soul contracts and prepare for a satisfying life in the dualistic universe.