Effective therapy, or coaching, is touching and moving clients. As professionals, we are providing an emotional service because all of our clients’ problems have to do with emotional self-regulation. Therefore, to make therapy effective the impact must be affective!
BT12 Short Course 24 – The Interplay-Mind, Brain, Body, Gene: How This Becomes Behavior, Affect and Mental State – Richard Hill, MA, MEd
The Interplay is a word for the relationship between the broad complex of processes that collectively create our clients. Our inner world expresses itself in more than just behavior and affect. This presentation will show how this occurs and how body states and even gene expression are explicitly expressed through “9 voices” from our implicit self. A brief therapeutic process will be described that dovetails into whatever therapy you practice to positively affect the Interplay.
Guide your patients in self-relational, self-hypnotic intra-body conversations to self-manage their chronic pain and suffering. Patients will learn to compassionately listen to pain signals as distinct from self and body, and to proactively respond in self-supportive and soothing ways. The process is also effective for affect and anxiety management.
This course will present concrete tools and methods of hypnosis to help couples end their habitual conflict escalation. Participants will learn the impact of affect dysregulation on relationships, client-friendly tools to enhance intimacy and connection, and how to rehearse and transfer skills from therapy to real life
Addressing the affective dimension of pain in addition to the sensory focus typical of hypnotic pain management techniques greatly expands one's therapeutic impact in a manner congruent with the way Erickson practiced. This workshop will involve a didactic presentation, clinical demonstration and individual exercises designed to impact the affective dimension of pain.
Incorporation of a few simple, easy-to-learn, easy-to-practice hypnotic interventions can be an effective adjunct to other treatment modalities. This workshop will offer participants a side-ranging selection of different hypnotherapeutic tools that can be used to promote affect regulation. Attendees will be introduced to the Affect Regulation Toolbox, a collection of tools with six therapeutic objectives to treat the over-reactive client: mindfulness, sensory awareness and cues, impulse control, co-existing affective states, resource utilization and positive affect development.
Participants in this workshop will explore ways to apply the understanding of attachment, trauma, brain and mind in diagnosing and treating relationship problems. A goal of the treatment is to accelerate the access to emotions in the more withdrawn partner, leading to more open communication between partners. Lecture, discussion and videotape demonstration will clarify how traumas of early disturbed bonding experiences can be seen and treated in a conjoint session.
This workshop will review the neurobiology of pain processing, affect and hypnosis. Neuro- imaging studies will be reviewed elucidating individual differences in pain sensitivity and identifying distinct areas of the brain differentially activated depending upon the nature of hypnotic suggestions. A hypnotic approach that develops a dissociation between sensory and affective components of pain through the accessing of prior positive emotional experience will be demonstrated.
IC01 Short Course 20 - The Ericksonian Hypnotherapeutic Relationship and Affect Regulation - Sietze Van Der Heide, PsyD
The exchange of emotions in the clinical relationship is an essential aspect of the therapeutic
process. Since affect is exchanged between the client and therapist at the conscious and
unconscious level, Ericksonian techniques are well suited to facilitating the affective change
process. This workshop will integrate contemporary models of affect regulation with
Ericksonian hypnotherapy. The emphasis will be on applied techniques aimed at increasing the
client's tolerance and capacity for utilization of affect.
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.