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IC19 Workshop 26 - Becoming a Clinical Wizard What's Intuition Got To Do With It? - Bette Freedson, MSW

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Workshops |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Metaphors |  Resources
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Bette Freedson, MSW
1 Hour 52 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2019
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Known as The Wizard of the Desert, Dr. Milton Erickson is revered for his therapeutic genius, his brilliance as a hypnotist, and his encouragement for therapists to utilize all available resources, both their own and the clients’. One of those resources described by Dr. Erickson as a level of perception not necessarily conscious is what typically we call intuition.

In this didactic and experiential workshop we will examine the therapeutic utilization of intuition from the perspective of three clinical phenomena of an Ericksonian approach.

  1. The therapist’s state of receptivity to his/her own intuitive ideas, sensations, images and mini-thoughts.
  2. The therapist’s intuitive state of readiness to utilize significant material from the client’s personal story.
  3. Intuitive utilization of metaphors, re-imagined stories, and dissociation in the service of creating re-associative experiential moments.

Participants will be introduced to The ACE Schema, an innovative 3-step model that can guide the development of the therapist’s archaeopsychic, i.e. intuitive, faculties, provide tools for assisting clients to develop their own intuitive resources, and facilitate the evolution of psychosocial effectiveness into creative dimensions of clinical Wizardry.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify one clinical use of intuition from the perspective of an Ericksonian approach.
  2. List the three features of the ACE Schema for developing intuition.
  3. Given an individual client, utilize an intuitive metaphor, story or dissociative experience to create a dynamic integrative moment.

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



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Bette J. Freedson is a clinical social worker, practicing in Southern Maine. Bette is also the author of many articles. Bette’s first book, “Soul Mothers’ Wisdom: Seven Insights For The Single Mother” is now available. Bette is also a past facilitator for Maine’s “Kids First” Program.
Bette’s essays have appeared in The York County Coast Star and York Weeklies newspapers. Her articles and quotes have been featured in magazines and websites such as “Calgary’s Child Magazine,” “Working Mother Magazine,” and “Women’s Day Magazine."