Demo 1 - Using Hypnosis with Families - Camillo Loriedo, M.D.
Specific direct and indirect techniques are required to activate family resources and to induce a deep and meaningful change of the most rigid family patterns. A family hypnotic session reveals the powerful and subtle resistances a family may develop in the course of the hypnotic treatment as well as of the many different solutions a therapist may adopt to overcome these resistances. Special focus will be on how to properly combine direct and indirect in the different phases of the therapeutic process.
Demo 2 - Conversational Approaches to PTSD - Maggie Phillips, Ph.D.
This demonstration will focus on the uses of indirect hypnosis with symptoms and difficulties related to post-traumatic stress disorder. Benefits of indirect vs. direct techniques will be discussed and presented, including their relative value for symptom management, self-regulation and self-soothing and the expansion of integrative functioning.
Demo 3 - The Transformation of Psychosomatic Symptoms in Helping "Body Guards" for Optimal Individuation in Relationships - Gunther Schmidt, M.D.
It will be shown how we can understand and utilize psychosomatic symptoms as wise information from our intuitive unconscious about important needs which represent awareness about complex goal conflicts and about fulfilling solutions in relationships.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
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.
Maggie Phillips, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist in full-time private practice in Oakland, California. She is director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and past-president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Gunther Schmidt, MD, MA, is the director of the Milton H. Erickson Institut Heidelberg and director of the SysTelios Clinic for Psychosomatic Competence, Siedelsbrunn. Dr. Schmidt holds a master’s degree in Economics and is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the German Business Training Association. He is a founder, honorary member, and former vice-president (1984-2003) of Milton Erickson Society of Germany, founding member and teaching expert of Systemic Society of Germany, German Society of Systemic Family Therapy, and German Federal Association of Coaching.