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BT18 Clinical Demonstration 04 - Developing Mutual Responsivity: Utilizing Hypnotic Rapport to Develop A Shared Deep Experience in Couple Therapy - Camillo Loriedo, MD, PhD

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Brief Therapy |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Hypnosis |  Naturalistic |  Therapeutic Relationship |  Couples Therapy
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Camillo Loriedo, MD, PhD
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Dec 08, 2018
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As suggested by Milton Erickson, naturalistic hypnosis seems to be one of the best way of utilizing couple’s resources. Frequently couples fail in reaching a deep mutual exchange and complain of being unable to satisfy their needs for intimacy. Hypnotic experience seems to produce by itself a deep contact that rarely develops in their habitual patterns. Specific couple’s responses to hypnotic induction that can be utilized to produce contact and intimacy will be demonstrated. In some other cases couples are caught by conflicts they are unable to solve. A couples hypnotherapist can extend to both couple members rapport, and succeed in obtaining a special relationship that produces more syntonic and attuned behaviors, in which conflict intensity decreases and a greater ability to listen to each other and negotiate conflicts develops.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List five hypnotic couple’s responses that can help to developing contact and intimacy.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of how to extend rapport to the couple and to reduce conflicts intensity. 

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CAMILLO LORIEDO, MD PhD, is professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Rome, School of Medicine and the School of Specialization. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Milton Erickson Foundation. He has recently been elected President of the Italian Society of Psychotherapy. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Loriedo has been awarded the Milton H. Erickson Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Psychotherapy. He has authored over 350 scientific papers and 26 books.