This workshop offers a practical step-by-step approach to overcoming a multitude of the addictive disorders. The first hour presents the foundation of this comprehensive treatment which is based on learning the principles of cognitive and behavioral therapy, and the ideas of Milton Erickson and Michael Yapko. Hypnosis is the cornerstone of this treatment because “addicts” love things that help them escape their everyday reality. Hypnosis is used to target multidimensional small changes in your patient which eventually progresses into a new and lasting lifestyle. The second hour presents a live clinical demonstration of an assessment of a person, their addictive problem and its hypnotic treatment.
*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.
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