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IC15 Clinical Demonstration 18 - Hypnosis and Anxiety: Opportunities Beyond Relaxation - Lynn Lyons, LICSW

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Anxiety |  Hypnosis
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2015
Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2015
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Treating anxiety with hypnosis often focuses on relaxation and calmness; and while physiological regulation is an important anxiety-managing skill, hypnotic interventions with anxious clients offer rich opportunities to shift the relationship and responses people have to anxiety and worry. Hypnosis can introduce important cognitive skills that interrupt the process of worry and anxiety while creating an experience of malleability.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the cognitive patterns that can be interrupted hypnotically.
  2. Give an example of a post-hypnotic suggestion that supports a different response to anxiety symptoms.

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



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Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. For 26 years, Lynn has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn received her BA in English from Williams College in 1987, her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1990, and has been training extensively with the world’s experts in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy since 1993.