During the first hour of this workshop the specific treatment ideas targeting Eating Disorders will be presented. Also, the workshop will delineate how an eating disorder is an addiction and present the underlying issues, which need to be addressed because of an addiction’s multi-dimensional infiltration. The remaining hour will be a demonstration of Ericksonian Hypnosis on a volunteer who wants to lose or gain any amount of weight. You will see: a Ericksonian diagnostic interview which focuses on the present where the solutions can be found; an Ericksonian induction using conscious/unconscious dissociation; a Ericksonian suggestion phase tailored to fit the patient; and a reorientation out of trance. There will be some time for questions and discussion.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Albina Tamalonis, PsyD, has a full-time private practice on the Upper West Side of New York City, using Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis. Dr. Tamalonis was in the first training program offered by Dr. Jeffery Zeig at the Foundation in 1984 and authored the third doctoral dissertation validating Erickson’s work in 1990 for her clinical psychology doctorate. She also has two masters’ degrees; one in experimental social psychology and the other in child clinical psychology. Dr. Tamalonis and her husband produce hypnosis CDs with original music.
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