Couples, because they come from different background and have different understandings, often use the same words to mean different things, leading to unnecessary conflict. This workshop will provide a simple, but powerful method to quickly resolve couples conflicts using action talk.
What is hypnosis? What is the Ericksonian difference? How do you help clients elicit a constructive trance experience? What is the most effective way to strengthen messages? In experiential workshop, participants will learn how to elicit a trance state and how to enhance responsiveness. Powerful hypnotic language forms can be tailored so that a trance is developed in an appropriate and efficient way for each client. Demonstration inductions, and work in small groups to induce and experience hypnotic states. Targeted to the beginner. No previous experience necessary. This is a one-day workshop and attendees are expected to attend all sessions.
This 6-hour program addresses the profound changes that are taking place in the health system in the U.S., the implications for mental health care, and, in turn, the implications for mental health care providers. We begin with a discussion of the role of the insurance industry in health care and how that role has expanded over the past 50-60 years, affecting the licensure and practices of mental health professionals.
Many schools of psychotherapy have been derived from the seminal work of Milton H Erickson M.D., including strategic therapy, interactional therapy, NLP and solution focused therapy. In some approaches hypnosis is central; in other approaches hypnosis is more peripheral. This class features two experts personally trained by Dr. Erickson, each of whom approach psychotherapy from somewhat different perspectives. In his approach, Possibility Therapy, Bill O'Hanlon epitomizes the strengths of a solution focused orientation. In his experiential approach, Jeffrey Zeig shades treatment in the direction of developing dramatic reference experiences.
This experiential seminar will lead attendees in an exploration of mindful silence and its role in the clinical encounter. Our journey will begin with a taste of both structured and unstructured silence followed by a discussion of how both are manifested, experienced, and potentially utilized in the clinical encounter. Research related to silence in psychotherapy and recent findings in neuroscience will help explain why silence is a key ingredient in effective transformational processes.
When children experience painful emotions and anxiety after going through traumatic events they may not be able to understand what is happening to them and thus get depressed. Other consequences may appear, like lack of concentration or academic problems. Attendants will learn how treat these conditions by using brief Ericksonian techniques, assignments, and toys and by including the family members during therapy.
Family Constellations can be used in therapy as a process for treating sexual trauma. The experiential process accesses the heart as an organ of perception to explore, heal, and release sexual trauma while reclaiming clients’ empowered sexual selves. Employing a light meditation, therapist and client open the doors of awareness to ancestral and archetypal consciousness.
Severe mental illness predominantly strikes the young, derailing normal social, cognitive and emotional development, predisposing to traumatic experience. Brief therapy interventions are particularly apt because they encourage skill acquisition and decontextualization via remedial experiential learning. This presentation will detail the use of strategic, somatic experiencing-influenced and Ericksonian interventions, among them pattern interruption, symptom prescription, ordeals and other Ericksonian elements treating chronically ill clients with attention to the structure and delivery of such interventions.
Curiosity has long been an important element of therapeutic practice, but neuroscience gives us a deeper understanding and allows for curiosity to be more effectively practiced. New techniques that engage curiosity also act to enhance the client-therapist relationship which we now know is the most important element of successful therapy. Being curious about A Curiosity Approach is exactly what is required to seek out and participate in this workshop.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the holistic approach considered to be the grandparent of cognitive approaches, created by the renowned and brilliant pioneer Albert Ellis PhD, is most effective as a brief therapy for lessening, transforming, healing and preventing emotional disturbances. This Short Course includes a live clinical demonstration, and present the main aspects, methods and techniques of this vigorous, bold and compassionate approach, and is presented by Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of Albert Ellis.