Milton H. Erickson, M.D. understood that the conscious (thinking) mind is where symptoms are frequently created and cultivated while the subconscious mind is a limitless storehouse of healing energies, potentials, and solutions. This short course will describe a deceptively simple, Ericksonian approach to becoming powerfully calm. Live demonstrations, experiential zone exercises, and case studies will be facilitated to teach how solution-focused questions, strategic interventions, and formal/conversational hypnotherapy effectively treat anxiety, depression, and trauma.
This new advanced brief therapy approach uses positive double binds to do intentionally what happens naturally when everything seems to go right. It transforms trauma’s rigid thinking and can greatly assist your clients to heal, make better decisions and believe more positively in themselves and their future.
A demonstration and a 12-minute DVD illustrate how to assist clients to make effective choices satisfying their needs, especially power or inner control. Merging reality therapy with Ericksonian principles helps clients discover and choose alternatives to the manifestations of past trauma, the pain of powerlessness due to anxiety and depression.
There are multiple explanations and theories to explain the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma creation. Many emphasize pathology, permanence of conditions and use multi-syllable words and encourage medical interventions to treat symptoms. This paradigm is often not effective for improving the lives of individuals treated. This course looks at non-medical underpinnings to conceptualize the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma.
There are multiple explanations and theories to explain the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma creation. Many emphasize pathology, permanence of conditions and use multi-syllable words and encourage medical interventions to treat symptoms. This paradigm is often not effective for improving the lives of individuals treated. This course looks at non-medical underpinnings to conceptualize the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma. This conceptualization when understood by the clinician; makes them a better facilitator and co-creator in the treatment process. A natural, holistic understanding also empowers the clinician and client and moves all parties involved closer to health.
Everyone has the capability and deserves to live a fulfilled life, however, many get caught in the childhood and traumatic experiences that does not allow clarity to learn and sustain new effective skills. Learn about Awareness Integration Model, a structured brief therapeutic approach that synthesizes numerous theories, resulting in higher self-esteem, releasing negative core beliefs and attached emotional charge, setting goals and action plans to reach the desired life results.
This course examines the nature of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and presents an integrated model for treatment of specific issues in brief, solution-focused episodes. Core elements of a safety plan and development of a community resource network are described. Careful management of the therapeutic relationship is a critical part of this approach. Some specific protocols for common BPD issues, such as suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors are elaborated.
Attachment, trauma, sexual compulsivity, performance anxiety and community norms make gay sex tricky. Addressing this with clients is difficult too. This workshop defines sexual norms for gay men and teaches interventions and hypnosis scripts to maximize brief treatment.