Part 1 of 3. Gestalt therapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy 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. Polster and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.
Part 2 of 3. Gestalt therapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy 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. Polster and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.
In this experiential workshop, we will learn the theory and practice of methods evolved out of Milton H Erickson’s innovative approaches to therapeutic hypnosis as presented in our new book. These easy-to-learn methods can facilitate Erickson’s natural problem solving and MindBody Healing that can supplement CBT, mindfulness, meditation, movement, and yoga.
An Introduction to the facts and fallacies of how the Quantum World View could facilitate the Evolution of Psychotherapy by integrating the best insights of the arts, humanities and sciences to support people, cultures and nations to become the best they can be.
Therapy is successful when clients are able to experientially realize positive life changes. While the identification and transformation of symptoms is important in this regard, the activation of the client's creative capacity to change is even more important. This paper outlines 6 steps in this therapeutic process:: (1) opening a mindful field, (2) setting positive intentions, (3) developing and maintaining a creative state, (4) identifying a “storyboard” for achieving goals, (5) transforming negative experiences, and (6) everyday practices Methods and case examples will be given to illuminate this core process.
As advances are made in better understanding the power of focus in shaping one’s subjective perceptions and even physiology, the field of hypnosis has played an especially important role in this ongoing process of discovery. Despite too many clinicians’ terribly misinformed dismissal of hypnosis as little more than a gimmick, in fact hypnosis has evolved a strong scientific basis for its insights into neuroscience, cognition, suggestive language and information processing, placebo and nocebo responses, the therapeutic alliance, and more. Some of these insights and their clinical implications will be discussed.
Hypnosis is a vehicle for delivering ideas and/or promoting meaningful experiential learning. Hypnosis itself isn't what cures people. Rather, it's what happens during hypnosis that can make a positive difference, especially when applied to empower people to discover and use their innate resources. In this demonstration, the merits of hypnosis as a tool of therapeutic empowerment will be highlighted.
This demonstration will show how activating a client’s creative process is the key factor in generative psychotherapy. This process follows four steps:
1) Identifying a goal (A positive change or transforming a negative pattern),
2) Developing a generative state,
3) Utilizing the generative state to creatively achieve the goal, and
4) Guiding the session changes into real life achievement.