BT16 Workshop 14 - To Experience Change You Have to Change Experience - Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB
Milton Erickson taught that symptoms were a breakdown of relations between people. Looking at personal or family traumatic problems through this lens it is relatively easy to recognize the existence and connection between past and present disordered relationships. More importantly, the required experiential resources that individuals need to correct these conditions becomes apparent. Once identified, therapy can concentrate on helping trauma-suffering clients acquire needed experiences and help clients learn to use them systematically and appropriately.
1. Evaluate and identify the resources needed for a healthy and creative/healthy functioning in family and other relational areas.
2.Identify learned inhibitions preventing clients from attaining required experiential resources.
3. Apply a basic trauma protocol to help eliminate learned blocks when necessary.
Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB, trained under Milton H. Erickson, M.D. from 1975 to 1979, and his efforts at promoting and interpreting Erickson’s approach to hypnosis and therapy at the highest academic levels resulted in the inclusion of chapters in several scholarly publications edited by other luminaries in the field. He is a LCSW psychotherapist in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Lankton conducts workshops internationally (24 countries).
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