Metaphors activate processes in the limbic system. Since patients tell therapist stories, therapists can use anecdotes to promote clinical goals.
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Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD, is in private practice with a specialty in infertility. She conducts mind/ body stress reduction classes at NYU Fertility Cen- ter. She also educates mental health profession- als on the parameters of infertility at national and international conferences. Her book On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility is available at www.amazon.com and www.createspace.com.
Consuelo Casula, Lic Psych, is a psychologist and a psychotherapist with a private practice in Milan, Italy, and a trainer for hypnosis and psychotherapy. She is in the Board of Directors of SII, President-Elect of ESH and Secretary/treasurer of ISH. She writes books on communication skills, leading groups, creating metaphors, resilience, and women's development.
Douglas Flemons, PhD, Professor of Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, has written and edited books on hypnosis and therapy (Of One Mind), psychotherapy and Eastern philosophy (Completing Distinctions), brief sex therapy (Quickies), and suicide assessment (Therapeutic Suicide Assessment). He is an in-demand presenter both nationally and internationally.
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
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