All of Milton Erickson’s cases are based in utilization. It is an “alchemical formula” of turning lead into gold. Utilization is not a technique; it is an orientation that the therapist assumes. Utilization is an orientation of sufficiency that is the opposite of psychological problems, which can be viewed as believed in insufficiencies.
Most “grief work” involves expressing grief fully, or saying “goodbye” to the lost person, neither of which resolves the feeling of loss. Full resolution reconnects with the treasured felt experience of the lost person, using it as a positive resource to move forward and reengage the world in the present.
A session at an EFT Externship shows how the EFT therapist helps a distressed couple grasp and distill both their negative interactive cycle that generates distance and the female partners depression and their underlying attachment emotions and needs. At the end of the session, the couple has begun to create a secure base from which to deepen and restore their emotional bond. Dr. Johnson will comment on the process of therapy and interventions as they are viewed.
Group and individual demonstrations of psychosocial genomics as the art and science of counseling and psychotherapy that utilizes our natural 4-stage creative cycle for facilitating gene expression and brain plasticity to optimize the resolution of anxiety, depression, trauma and problem solving in everyday life.
This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.
This demonstration will show the use of a gentle brief therapy method that uses the best of client-centered therapy and Ericksonian methods to meet the person where he or she is and rapidly invite him or her into new possibilities.
The therapist will offer a simple, active paradoxical strategy that the client can integrate into their belief system about therapeutic change and then implement in a moment-by-moment to respond to anticipatory worries and the urge to avoid. The therapeutic stance of “seeking out” in this model hits squarely at any person’s tendency to resist.
Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story at the right time to the right person is an art and a skill. This demonstration will show a gentle, artful and respectful way of doing brief therapy that uses stories to invite change.
Contrary to the popular mythology, what makes hypnosis valuable is its ability as a tool to create a safe and comfortable context for self-exploration. As a direct consequence, people routinely find overlooked or dormant resources that would help empower them to not only feel better but be better. In this demonstration, we'll explore how hypnosis might be helpful in increasing a sense of personal empowerment.