Waking Hypnosis was first described by Wells in 1924. Dr. Rosen will give examples of Milton Erickson having used it in his seminars. Participants will explore ways of maximizing their response to autosuggestions and then there will be discussion and practice of potential applications in everyday life.
Learn a resource-based, integrated framework upon which your can base treatment decisions from any theoretical model. Discover how to therapeutically utilize dissociation and other specific strategies to eliminate flashbacks. Gain skills in natural hypnotic techniques to builds positive states of consciousness, reduce affect dysregulation and support the development of the holistic self.
Few therapy approaches were designed specifically with adolescents in mind. Teenagers often describe therapy as irrelevant and boring. This approach replaces an emphasis on feelings, confidentiality, and non-judgmental support with a focus on therapist credibility, client accountability, and un-affected conversation – factors that are more affecting to these kids, many of whom never asked for our help in the first place. Participants learn how to establish themselves as credible figures to their teen clients, boldly hold those clients accountable for their choices, and build compelling conversations sentence by sentence that have genuine meaning and striking impact.
Expanding on Csikszentmihalyi’s theory of flow, participants will learn how to help clients challenge their rigid frames of reference so that they can enjoy gratifying interactions with life. Participants will learn ways to instill perspectives that welcome novelty, end the struggle with uncomfortable moments, and motivate action toward valued goals.
The diagnosis of depression has two very different realities which can make treatment difficult. We will describe a depression that begins with acute and chaotic symptoms. The use of hypnosis in the beginning acute and chaotic phase is very important and usually has a quick and effective result.
This workshop will focus on the use of hypnosis and self-hypnosis techniques in the treatment of phobias, anxiety and panic disorders. A new approach for self-treatment of anxiety disorders will be addressed. Building hope and diminishing helplessness are essential intervention strategies for achieving psychotherapeutic goals. The presenter will address different ways to achieve these objectives. A specific and very useful self-hypnosis technique will be demonstrated. Homework assignments, pattern disruption techniques and stabilizing the treatment results also will be discussed.
There are some good hypnotic techniques that can be used to solve phobias and panic disorders. We will learn the mechanisms that create the feeling of impotence in the phobia, and create a new path to relieve the symptoms. We will learn the mechanism of disarming the panic disorder and using hypnosis to help solve the problem. There will be experiential exercises.
When performers of any kind–athletes, lecturers, singers–become self-consciously anxious in front of an audience, they lose the effortless, rhythmic flow of their experience. Workshop participants will explore hypnotic means of helping such clients regain an absorbed, body- based awareness and a coordinated involvement in their endeavor.
By being in the liminal space, that place where boundaries dissolve and we stand on the threshold of moving across the limit of what we were and into what we are to be, we burst into creativity and expansive perception. This workshop focuses on methods to achieve deep trance liminality through hypnosis, alpha/theta training, audio/visual entrainment and meditation.