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IC19 Workshop 06 - 7 Difficult Cases in the Manner of Dr. Erickson - Eric Greenleaf, PhD

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Workshops |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Resistance |  Suicide |  Utilization
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Eric Greenleaf, PhD
1 Hour 54 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2019
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Utilization of Dr. Erickson's approaches can be daunting. They are both meticulously planned and rehearsed, as with his Induction for Resistant Patients, and spontaneous and intuitive, responding at the moment to his patient. Dr. Greenleaf will present 7 of his own brief cases, each of which required spontaneous, intuitive response to patient needs. They are called: 2 Promises: Postcards, Death Grip; 2 Threats: Bust, “I Like That Wall”; 2 Doorways to Reality: “You Wonned”, “I’d Like to Have That Desk” and "3 Counter Tenors". Discussion will be followed by an exercise intended to help participants respond to difficult problems in their Erickson-influenced practices.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe a workable approach to suicide threats in therapy.
  2. Describe a spontaneous approach to physical threats in therapy.
  3. Describe a utilization approach to fantasy expressions in 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.