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IC19 Short Course 07 - How to Translate Erickson's Utilization Principle into Terms of Chrono-Bio-Genomics in Order to Obtain Epigenetic Effects Both in Psychotherapy and with Breast Cancer Patients - Mauro Cozzolino, PhD and Giovanna Celia, PhD

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Short Courses |  Utilization |  Psychotherapy |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Hypnosis |  Genomics |  Cancer
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Mauro Cozzolino, PhD |  Giovanna Celia, PhD
1 Hour 26 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2019
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In this course, we are going to illustrate how Erickson’s classic Utilization principle can be translated into chrono-bio-genomic terms. For a long time now, we have known that this principle lies at the basis of Erickson’s amazing ability to facilitate the natural self-healing, growth and evolution processes that every patient possesses inside. To date, only few therapists have integrated the chro-bio-genomic dimensions that are inherent in the Utilization principle, in their clinical practice. For some time now, our research group has been working along this path to develop (Rossi et al., 2006) the possible chrono-bio-genomic implications (Cozzolino, & Celia, 2015) and translate them into therapeutic practice also in oncological context. These aspects have been integrated in the Psychosocial Genomics paradigm (Rossi, 2002) and in a specific treatment method called MBT-T. In this address, we will explain how the MBT-T method activates a mind-body-gene therapeutic transformation both in psychotherapy and with breast cancer patients. The innovative quality of MBT-T lies in its capacity – in a single session – to reduce stress, induce epigenetic effects and activate the genes associated with a reduction in inflammatory processes and with the strengthening of the immune system (Cozzolino et al. 2017). Among the advantages of MBT-T is the possibility to obtain these results even in medium sized and/or large groups.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain how to translate the Ericksonian’s Utilization principle into terms of chrono-bio-genomics both in psychotherapy and with breast cancer patients.
  2. Demonstrate that the change produced by Ericksonian therapies integrated with chrono-bio-genomics is so deep that it has epigenetic effects.
  3. Define how the MBT-T method activates the genes associated with a reduction in inflammatory processes and with the strengthening of the immune system in psychotherapy.

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



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Psychologist, Family Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Researcher and Professor of Psychology, Scientific Director of Psychosocial Genomics Laboratory at the University of Salerno-Department of Human, Philosophical and Educational Sciences, author of numerous publications. Scientific Director of the International Centre of Psychology and Strategic Psychotherapy (CIPPS) of Salerno, the first European center dedicated to the integration of the strategic model developed by M.H. Erickson with the innovative studies on psychosocial genomics carried out by Professor E.L. Rossi. As a student of E.L. Rossi, Mauro Cozzolino has been trained directly by him at the MHEICCC in the fields of clinical, research and training. He is also a member and coordinator of the International Psychosocial Genomic Team and, in 2006, he established at University of Salerno an International Research Group on Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychosocial Genomic and then the Psychosocial Genomics Laboratory (PSG-LAB) whose main objective is the multidisciplinary study of therapeutic hypnosis at the epigenetic level. Currently, Mauro Cozzolino is carrying out research, training and clinical activities in the field of therapeutic hypnosis, psychotherapy with a neuroscientific and genomic approach, mind-body integration and psychosocial genomics at the MHEICCC, the University of Salerno and the CIPPS. Mauro Cozzolino is the first collaborator of Ernest L: Rossi who has developed interdisciplinary experimental protocols able to support Rossi’s neuroscientific therapeutic approach whit genomic evidence.