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IC11 Workshop 07 - Anthropology of Change: Using Ceremony in Therapy - Eric Greenleaf

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Workshops |  Psychoanalysis |  Psychodrama |  Hypnotherapy |  Utilization |  Multicultural
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
Eric Greenleaf, PhD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2011
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From psychoanalysis, to psychodrama, to hypnosis, therapists have employed ritual and ceremony to aid their patients. This workshop will provide a hypnotic experience based on the Balinese Cleansing Ceremony.  Utilization of available and invented ceremonies from participants’ lives will also be developed as aides to therapy, and practiced by participants.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Utilize existing ceremonies from another culture in a western hypnotherapy.
  2. Develop ceremonies from patient’s lives to augment their therapy.

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



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Eric Greenleaf, PhD, has treated patients, trained professionals, presented on and written about hypnotherapy for forty years. Milton Erickson, MD, chose Eric to receive the first Milton H. Erickson Award of Scientific Excellence for Writing in Hypnosis. Eric practices in Albany CA, and directs the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, an association of licensed mental health professionals providing hypnotic psychotherapy to the San Francisco Bay Area community.

As director and founder of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area, Eric Greenleaf, Ph.D., has treated with, trained, presented and written about hypnotherapy for forty years. His book, The Problem of Evil: Ancient Dilemmas and Modern Therapy, appeared in 2000. Dr. Greenleaf's unique style and extensive background in the use of hypnosis as an aid for enhancing lives and overcoming obstacles is truly something that must be experienced in order to be understood.