There is growing evidence for an additive effect when hypnosis is combined with brief therapies in the management of various emotional disorders. This workshop will describe Cognitive Hypnotherapy, an innovative integrated approach to brief psychotherapy that systematically combines hypnotic techniques with CBT in the management of various emotional disorders to enhance treatment outcome and prevent relapse. This course will be invaluable to therapists who wish to broaden their skills in the management of emotional disorders.
With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands instantaneous response of internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty with self-regulation and modulation. This workshop pro-poses a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their developmental make-up to combat this impulsivity or limited access to inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness will be explored.
IC11 Short Course 45 - Resilience and Resourcefulness: Applying Resources at the Peak of Craving - Jörg Albers, Dipl. Psych
This approach combines the exposure-response prevention paradigm from behavioral therapy with hypnotherapeutic intervention. The program contains six sessions with different topics. In each session, consecutive exposure to substance and triggers alters with rapid installation of ideodynamic resources. A less resilient patient learns to apply resourcefulness at the right time.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. This presentation explains an interdisciplinary approach to dealing with serious problems of IBS-patients. We learn that there are multiple expectations and needs of the clients with a high level of dysfunctional symptoms, as well as multiple stress factors, anxiety and depression. How to regain a better quality of life scores? The importance of focusing the invisible, the affective part of the IBS difficulties is complicated. While setting realistic goals, a new approach leads to body self-regulation with different bodywork techniques and hypnotherapeutic strategies.
This workshop presents an integrative model for generative psychotherapy. The first part details how helpful therapeutic conversations traverse three core axes: (1) a time-line in which each significant life experience contributes towards a positive future; (2) a systemic dimension that integrates different “identity parts”; and (3) a hypnotic dimension that flows between conscious and unconscious processes.
From psychoanalysis, to psychodrama, to hypnosis, therapists have employed ritual and ceremony to aid their patients. This workshop will provide a hypnotic experience based on the Balinese Cleansing Ceremony. Utilization of available and invented ceremonies from participants’ lives will also be developed as aides to therapy, and practiced by participants.
Music within a hypnotherapy model functions as a catalyst accentuating the nuances of seeding, guiding associations, and deepening trance states. Participants will experience and practice how to musically transform mood states, utilize music creatively and effectively within a hypnotherapy session, and explore the latest research on the melody-mind-body link.
Brief hypnotherapy is particularly suited for children and adolescents with psychosomatic disorders, be-cause it exploits their natural abilities to fall into trance and uses a language of symbols and metaphors. It is based on the Ericksonian belief in the abilities of a child and is astonishing in its effectiveness.
Departing from neurophysiological differences between Hypnosis versus Meditation we will focus on metaphor creating and its clinical application. Participants will learn a systematic technique to help patient in order to create solving problems metaphors.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and the Self-Relations approach are experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have a first hand experience of an alive therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for dynamic understandings. Drs. Gilligan and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.