Every problem has a sequence of internal experiences—images, sounds, words, and feelings--that elicits the undesired outcome. Saying, “Let’s say I had to fill in for you for a day,” can be a doorway to eliciting this sequence in detail and discovering exactly how it works, providing multiple choices for intervention.
This introduction will include core concepts, differing views of hypnosis, differing applications, core elements of hypnotic processes, and address some of the research and directions the field is moving in. The presenter will also do group hypnosis, and exercises in getting used to hypnotic language and facilitating hypnotic phenomena.
Deconstructing trance into phenomenological components allows the hypnotherapist to target intensions strategically. Hypnosis will be divided into social, psychological, and interpersonal elements. Lecture, demonstration, and small group practice.
In this session, you will learn a clear model that will allow you to rapidly conceptualize problems, sort them for appropriateness for hypnotic intervention, and create multiple interventions. You will also learn five delivery methods for interventions.
This workshop provides an overview of the Ericksonian theory of utilization and then explores through demonstration, clinical examples, and a brief group exercise how to incorporate a client's processes—positive and negative associations, positive goals, desired futures, ongoing behaviors--in both the induction and utilization parts of Ericksonian hypnotherapy.
Revolutionary research in neuroscience documents how experiences of (1) Novelty, (2) Environment Enrichment, and (3) Mental & Physical Exercise can optimize gene expression, brain plasticity (brain growth), and mind-body healing. We will learn how to use our highest and most inspired states of consciousness to facilitate optimal gene expression and brain plasticity while healing stress and trauma.
Couple therapy will flourish as this field integrates research from social and neuropsychology and clarifies the processes that mediate change in love relationships. It will address more and more “individual” physical and mental health problems, relationship traumas and sexual issues. We can integrate science and the sizzle of “hot” emotion to transform individuals and relationships.
Following a brief discussion of the nature of expertise, the implications for psychotherapists will be considered. How to formulate collaboratively a Case Conceptualization Model that informs treatment decision -making will be presented. How to implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy and evidence-based behavioral change principles will be examined.
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese. Medication and psychotherapy may result in modest weight loss but nearly all regain weight within five years. The missing ingredient for successful treatment is cognition. To make permanent changes in their eating behavior, and thus their weight, individuals must learn how to change their dysfunctional ideas about food, eating, other people, and themselves and learn how to cope with a sense of unfairness, deprivation, disappointment, and discouragement. Cognitive behavioral approaches have been demonstrated to be effective for this problem.
Psychotherapy is a symbolic drama of change, the imperative of which is: “by living this experience you will be different.”
List three essentials of experiential therapy.
Given a patient with a behavior problem, create an experiential treatment plan to elicit change.