People who are traumatized, and/or have one of the multitudes of addictive disorders are, in great part, dissociated from their physical reality. There is research which indicates that people who exercise are more likely to suffer from less anxiety, pain and depression. This short course offers a practical approach to overcoming people's reluctance to exercise by using active-alert hypnosis and music. By listening to hypnosis with music while exercising, people can alter their perceptions of pain, time, effort and pleasure. The words of the hypnosis are taken from the works of Milton H. Erickson, Jeffrey Zeig, Michael Yapko and Eva Banyai. Their different contributions will be delineated and explained.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Albina Tamalonis, PsyD, has a full-time private practice on the Upper West Side of New York City, using Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis. Dr. Tamalonis was in the first training program offered by Dr. Jeffery Zeig at the Foundation in 1984 and authored the third doctoral dissertation validating Erickson’s work in 1990 for her clinical psychology doctorate. She also has two masters’ degrees; one in experimental social psychology and the other in child clinical psychology. Dr. Tamalonis and her husband produce hypnosis CDs with original music.