Almost 20% of people of a child-bearing age suffer with infertility. Hypnotic interventions are a powerful short-cut to treatment. Attendees will learn how to use creative thinking and hypnotic protocols to develop personalized scripts to use with clients.
Arabs, Muslims and Middle Easterners are well-established populations in North America and are still growing. In this presentation, we will examine their various backgrounds, religions, mentalities, professions and subcultures as well as their psychological needs, struggles and aspirations. The challenges they face and represent also will be discussed. Practical and therapeutic guidelines for all types of caregivers dealing with this population will be presented.
The use of stories, anecdotes and metaphors greatly facilitates "brief solutions" as the therapeutic message is encapsulated in a highly condensed form in the teaching tales and humorous anecdotes typical of Sufi Approaches. In these tales, utilizing trance phenomena, the message is available for recall far beyond the time of the actual therapeutic encounter. This approach quickly, thoroughly and lastingly effects therapeutic change. In this workshop we will focus on Teaching Tales in combination with music. The approach is experiential: participants will actually experience a traditional Sufi Session of Story Telling, based on which the theory and technical aspects will be taught.
Homeopathic remedies can be comfortably and effectively used as an adjunct to Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy. When a correct match is found between the client's emotional and psychological state and the remedy is offered, the client frequently enters an altered state of consciousness or trance which facilitates profound and lasting change. Dr. Wasserman will demonstrate his trance-following technique induced by deeply resonant homeopathic remedies, and will introduce the use of remedies through live demonstrations and clinical examples.
This workshop will give real life examples of Ericksonian brief intervention, leading not only to resolution of community conflict, but to the strengthening of local support networks. School, legal, neighborhood, religious and "new movement" conflicts will be addressed.
This workshop highlights the use of Ericksonian approaches including the use of the therapist as a facilitator of change in working with clients from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Seeding, paradoxical intervention and humor will be used to help participants find ways to join with a multicultural clientele. The presenter will use provocative video clips and activities to invite participants to consider some innovative approaches in working within a diverse and multicultural society.
Increased consumer use of the internet and technology gives therapists new ways to reach potential clients. Technology may be one of the best ways to market a private practice in the coming decade. Much of this technology is easy to learn and implement. Learn how to increase your private practice using the technology of websites, blogs, pay-per-click advertising, credit card services, audio recordings, online assessments and appointment managers.
A key idea in Milton Erickson's work was that a person's problematic experiences and behaviors can be skillfully accepted and utilized as the basis for therapeutic change. Self-Relations psychotherapy develops this idea further, emphasizing symptoms as indicating the death of an old identity and the impending birth of a new identity. Thus, we don't try to "get rid of" depression, anxiety, or other "acting out/acting in" expressions, but instead invite them into a human relationship of "sponsorship", where their healing and helpful nature may be realized. We will see how a therapist can generate a ritual space where symptoms and other disturbing experiences can be "midwifed" into new identities.
PTSD is a clinical problem that may be a covert cause of hypnotherapy failure. Paradoxically, hypnotherapy has been proven useful for treatment, even prior to the formal description of diagnosis. The main features and case results of this program, which has been successfully applied in clinical research and practice, will be presented.
This workshop will provide participants with innovative and supportive strength-based interventions to address the unique impact of violence and trauma on adolescent girls. A model for applying Ericksonian hypnosis and metaphor will be presented and practiced. These techniques can be used to facilitate clients in reconnecting to a healthy mind/body state by applying tools for understanding and working with the expressions of trauma such as disordered eating, suicidal ideation, self-harming, addiction, depression, anxiety and phobias in the daily lives and relationships of young women.