IC01 Short Course 23 - Working with Creativity: Milton H. Erickson's Ecology of Inner Resources - Liliana Cane, PhD
Milton H. Erickson, who endowed psychotherapy with an attitude of openness and creativity,
conceptualized symptoms as an access way towards unconscious creative resources. Listening
to the client's symptoms with an open and creative attitude can lead to a transformational
dialogue that modifies the ecology of inner resources. Deep and long-term healing are activated
in short-term interventions.
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a body-mind gestalt complementary to the client's sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. Ideomotor questioning is employed in this procedure.
IC01 Short Course 25 - Ways to Treat Pain and Anxiety - Christine Guilloux, DESS Psychol.
After redefining the notion of dissociation, this workshop will provide examples of techniques for
changing a client's habitual way of thinking, feeling, behaving and experiencing his/her pain;
helping him/her transform it and/or make it disappear. These techniques apply to "imaginary"
pain, chronic or recurring pain and to anxiety experienced with pain. Illustrations and comments
will be given through case examples.
IC01 Short Course 27 - Curiosity and lgnorance.'A Natural and 'Failsafe" Method ofInducing and Deepening Hypnosis - David Johnson, Grad. Dipl. Appl. Psych.
This workshop will introduce the concept of "curiosity and ignorance" as a means by which
therapy can be performed in a wide variety of contexts, including:rapport building, shifting the
mood of the client, connecting the client with personal resources, highlighting and embedding
change, the treatment of pain, and as a seamless and "failsafe" hypnotic induction and
deepening technique. Demonstration and experiential exercises will be used.
The various aspects that contribute to low self-esteem in young women having a difficult relationship with their partner are helped with two Ericksonian techniques - - metaphors and symbolization. These aspects include healing emotional wounds, remaining at peace with their partner, learning to love themselves, working with social beliefs, limiting ideas and cultural prejudices and being responsible for their own well-being.
IC01 Short Course 32 - Ericksonian and Educative Hypnotherapy: Communications - Bayard Galvao, Lie. Psychol.
What is communication? How does one communicate? How does one achieve an efficient
communication? How many types of communication are there? What are the implications of
each kind of communication? How can one use communication in psychotherapy and
hypnotherapy? how would Erickson use the so-called informal trance and hypnosis? The
answers to these questions raise other questions that are relevant; how much can be understood
when one understands communication?
IC01 Short Course 33 - Be Happy and Stop Smoking - Francine-Helene Samak, Dipl. Psych.
There are many methods to use to stop smoking, so why choose hypnosis? With hypnosis, it is
possible to help the client to respect his personality, way of life and his personal reasons which
brought him to smoke and now to stop smoking. We will proceed by walking in the shoes of
Milton H. Erickson and help people to stop smoking in a unique 5-step session.
This workshop presents a structured protocol for resolving repressed, suppressed or otherwise dated affect using ideomotor questioning. Essential to this model is a progressive ratification series that addresses affect, cognition and behavior. A questioning tree illustrates a Socratic means of affect inquiry. This non-invasive, brief procedure is a useful adjunct to other treatment modalities and instrumental in clarifying the focus of treatment.
IC01 Short Course 37 - Integrating Two Psychotherapy Approaches with Different Philosophical Positions: Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Collaborative Language - Blanca Iris Corzo, MA
As an Ericksonian psychotherapist, how do I open up a space to new frameworks that propose
different and even opposite ideas, such as Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Collaborative
Language? A general review of the main points that define both approaches will be done in order
to know the differences and similarities of both approaches. This course is aimed at inviting
these two positions to co-exist effectively during the psychotherapeutic process.