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IC04 Workshop 13 - Two Live Demonstrations: Guided Metaphor and ECEM: Integration of Eye Movements in Hypnosis - Rubin Battino, M.S. and Harriet Hollander, Ph.D.

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Workshops |  Metaphors |  Hypnosis
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2004
Rubin Battino, MS |  Harriet Hollander, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 02, 2004
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Guided Metaphor is a systemic approach using the clients life story as a vehicle to restructure their lives. The client is empowered to create a new life story, and this is told back to them using hypnotic language. The client literally transforms the metaphor of his/her life.

The use of ECEM (eye closure, eye movement) will be demonstrated in this session. ECEM targets negative imagery associated with anxiety and involves the use of the eye movement component of EMDR within a hypnotic context.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the theory behind guided metaphor.
  2. To list the steps used in the guided metaphor approach.
  3. To identify a case in which the use of ECEM would be beneficial.
  4. To list the markers and indications of the safe use of ECEM.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Rubin Battino, MS, PhD, received his master’s degree in mental health counseling in 1978 from Wright State University. He is licensed (LPCC) in the State of Ohio and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). Battino has been an office of the Milton H. Erickson Society of Dayton for many years and has given many presentations to the members on a variety of subjects.