Rapid remission of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder results from this new approach. A form of unconscious communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed. Experiential exercises introduce participants to this communication style which allows safe access to psychobiological information. Clients are given instructions allowing them to maintain full management of this chronic illness on their own.
Therapists will learn Subliminal Therapy (ST), a psychodynamic technique used to accomplish consciously desired change. ST is a hypnotically medicated and utilizes the capabilities of a higher level of the patient’s intelligence that exists in the unconscious domain. ST empowers the patient by providing awareness of causal influences, thereby facilitating resolution by the patient. ST is described, its effectiveness is quantified and justified, and typical applications are detailed. Additionally, participants will witness a demonstration of the technique.
This experiential workshop will introduce the principles of classical psychodrama as a method of inducing trance. Sociometry (the measurement of relationships and choices) will be demonstrated as a way to warm-up clients to work and doubling and role reversal will be learned as techniques for deepening conscious and unconscious awareness.
Music is an effective Brief Therapy tool that can be used to instantly access right brain intelligence, elicit conscious and unconscious material for processing, and induce hypnotic states that render listeners receptive to positive suggestions of wellness, relaxation, and integration. A single short song can cut through resistance, setting the perfect atmosphere for a highly productive session.
We will explore and experience many ways of communicating with, and receiving feedback from, our “unconscious min” through “automatic” bodily movements and sensations. These responses can confirm, predict and validate the effectiveness of auto-suggestions given without the need of a “trance” experience.
The use of Conversational Unconscious Communication give the therapist a greatly enhanced ability to influence the client to generate lasting positive change. This workshop will enable the participant to learn the structure and uses of therapeutic metaphor and the interspersal technique at both the conscious and unconscious levels of the mind.
Conversational Trances occur in virtually every good therapy session. Possessing phenomena of “regular” hypnosis, they speak powerfully both directly and indirectly to the unconscious. Often this opportunity is ignored. This workshop will show ways to create, use and become comfortable trusting both your and the client’s own abilities with this.
Milton Erickson’s ability to use the identified symptom as the seed for a solution is legendary. Yet, his seemingly magical powers are founded on fundamental principles that can deeply enrich the practice of any therapist or coach. This workshop will explore how to help clients transform and integrate the deeper archetypal energy at the basis of a symptom through practices including somatic centering, rhythmic movement and connecting to a deeper “creative unconscious.”
Shifting from worry to wonder releases conscious struggle and makes more energy available for rapid recovery and healing. Reframing worry as a request from the unconscious mind for a plan to survive an anticipated crisis can facilitate the lowering of stress hormones and muscle tension while enhancing immune system health. Knowing you can access a deep unconscious wisdom and support frees the conscious mind and prepares it to receive a surprise.
Milton H. Erickson, MD, understood that anxiety was often created and exacerbated by the conscious (thinking) mind, while the unconscious mind is an infinite storehouse of talents, solutions, and healing energies. This workshop will teach a brief, solution-focused, strategic, and hypnotic approach to anxiety related disorders.