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IC19 Workshop 19 - Guided Imagery with Hypnosis for Brief Psychotherapy - Rubin Battino, MS

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Workshops |  Hypnosis |  Psychotherapy |  Brief Therapy |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Rubin Battino, MS
1 Hour 57 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2019
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Guided imagery (GI) was used initially to help people with life-challenging diseases, yet it is also highly applicable to psychotherapy. A brief history of GI will be presented. The presenter has used it successfully in brief therapy for almost all of his recent clients. Hypnosis is an essential part of GI sessions. The requirements for using GI will be described. It is necessary to tailor the session to the client's individual background and needs, and this will be discussed. The attendees will have the opportunity experience this via a group guided imagery session. And, the session will end with a GI healing meditation.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the three pieces of information needed for a guided imagery session.
  2. Describe the necessity of individually tailoring these pieces of information to the individual client. 
  3. Describe the role of hypnosis in a guided imagery session.

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



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Rubin Battino, MS, PhD, received his master’s degree in mental health counseling in 1978 from Wright State University. He is licensed (LPCC) in the State of Ohio and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). Battino has been an office of the Milton H. Erickson Society of Dayton for many years and has given many presentations to the members on a variety of subjects.