This workshop will teach six positive techniques that actually make Ericksonian experiential hypnosis successful. Dysfunctional families fail to teach children how to use their experiences to succeed. Consequently, clients learn dozens of self-defeating habits and later present in our offices as adults with depression, anxiety, phobias, etc. The desire to change, insight, and motivation do not counteract those habits - nor does hypnotic suggestion create such change. Experience is the key to cure. The "Tools of Intention" protocols are designed to teach clients exactly that. Using these tools with, and teaching them to, clients is valuable for their overcoming learned limitations and achieving self-mastery in various desired situations. Therapy may proceed without them, but with them, the therapeutic process is more efficient and focused. These procedures can be conducted within or without hypnosis.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB, trained under Milton H. Erickson, M.D. from 1975 to 1979, and his efforts at promoting and interpreting Erickson’s approach to hypnosis and therapy at the highest academic levels resulted in the inclusion of chapters in several scholarly publications edited by other luminaries in the field. He is a LCSW psychotherapist in a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Lankton conducts workshops internationally (24 countries).