Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis treatment (done in conjunction with the latest advances in medicine) of a multiple sclerosis (MS) case will be reported. Ten years later, medical reports show 95% recovery based on the evidence of the scanned images that will be presented as well as patient’s feed-back videos and a full description of the development of the illness and treatment.
Women who face unplanned pregnancies may experience a wide range of emotions and go through deep crises when they learn they are pregnant. In this workshop, the presenter will describe how brief Ericksonian interventions can help them explore possibilities and cope with their crises during unplanned pregnancy. Examples of quick interventions and conversational trance will be given as well. There will be references to the importance of hope and exercises for coming to terms with previous experience.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the utilization of people's resources. When working with children of divorced parents, I focus on strengths and keep in mind the Ericksonian interventions should be brief because children may get tired of being in therapy for a long time. In a case with two children, techniques including the use of toys will be discussed. How to make several brief interventions quickly while utilizing "toy co-therapists" in home assignments, and the combination of conversational trance with tasks will be emphasized. There also will be references to the importance of working with the family system.
Values are exceedingly important dynamics in human motivation and behavioral choice. this workshop explores systemic ways in which values can be considered and incorporated into both hypnotic and non-hypnotic treatment. Participants will complete a values survey to assist in self-awareness.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the utilization of our resources. When I treat children with enuresis, I focus on resources and keep in mind that Ericksonian interventions should be brief because children may get tired of being in therapy for too long. Techniques tailored to a child and examples of inductions such as eye fixation utilizing toys will be presented. I will emphasize how to make several brief interventions quickly while utilizing "non human co-therapists" during home assignments, and the combination of conversational trance with tasks.
Homeopathic remedies can be comfortably and effectively used as an adjunct to Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy. When a correct match is found between the client's emotional and psychological state and the remedy is offered, the client frequently enters an altered state of consciousness or trance which facilitates profound and lasting change. Dr. Wasserman will demonstrate his trance-following technique induced by deeply resonant homeopathic remedies, and will introduce the use of remedies through live demonstrations and clinical examples.
Erickson's hand levitation and pantomime techniques have evolved into simple, easy to learn, activity-dependent approaches to therapeutic hypnosis, and are consistent with the theory and research of the current neuroscience on brain plasticity and the molecular genomic level of psychotherapy. Demonstrations with volunteers from the audience will illustrate.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of tailoring. In this workshop, we will learn how to utilize sung trances where the client's own vocabulary, interspersal and future orientation will be used. Brief interventions will be presented while using sung trances and participants will learn how to compose their own interventions using music and hypnotic language. Audience participation will be invited.
Ericksonian psychotherapists understand the importance of stories, symbols, and the use of sacred objects in their healing work. We use them to create strategic interventions that help patients move beyond their limitations. In this workshop we will learn how to incorporate all of these elements in the creation of healing ceremonies.