People who are traumatized, and/or have one of the multitudes of addictive disorders are, in great part, dissociated from their physical reality. There is research which indicates that people who exercise are more likely to suffer from less anxiety, pain and depression. This short course offers a practical approach to overcoming people's reluctance to exercise by using active-alert hypnosis and music. By listening to hypnosis with music while exercising, people can alter their perceptions of pain, time, effort and pleasure. The words of the hypnosis are taken from the works of Milton H. Erickson, Jeffrey Zeig, Michael Yapko and Eva Banyai. Their different contributions will be delineated and explained.
This course will use theory, clinical examples, techniques, PowerPoint illustrations, quotations and experiential metaphorical fantasy to display how compassionately playful client-therapist interactions can serve to encourage transcendence from suffering, solution expansion and professionally appropriate intimacy while also discouraging states of maladaptive isolation.
Hypnosis is not a thing, but a way that things happen. To make hypnosis happen a clinician needs to understand the underlying architecture of trance. Eliciting systemic components elicits trance. The grammar, context and relational elements of eliciting these components will be explained. We will develop an induction model based on three steps. This workshop will consist of lecture, demonstration and small group practice.
This short course will use theory, techniques and group experience to demonstrate how playful self-expression, humor and self-soothing indulgent fantasy can be used in and outside the therapeutic setting to produce spiritually uplifting trance states. We will learn how to discourage "learned helplessness" and "burn out", encourage the ability to cope with life's challenges and increase opportunities to enhance the body's natural immune system functioning.
The process of human growth and development occurs through a series of identity cycles. The transition from one identity level to the next is precipitated by extraordinary experiences, positive or negative in nature, that destabilize the ordinary state of consciousness. The result is a naturalistic trance or special learning state. If properly utilized, these trances lead to new, more evolved states of human being; but if not welcomed and received, violence and other forms of destructive pathology result. This address will examine this process in detail, and discuss implications for development at individual, group, and cultural levels.
Various trance inductions will be demonstrated with volunteers. Each induction will be discussed with indications for its uses. Differences between formal and conversational trances will be demonstrated with rationales for choosing each. Multiple practice opportunities will be given.
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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.
In working with students in Study Abroad Programs, I have observed that often students develop natural trance states especially in the first three stages of the adjustment period. These natural trance states can be utilized and deepened using Ericksonian hypnosis to allow the students to experience a trance state within the therapeutic setting and rapport. Utilization of hypnotic resources that occur spontaneously helps the students to minimize or avoid the more negative aspects of Culture Shock or Adjustment Disorder.
Improvisational theater is a useful component in brief therapeutic approaches. It can be used for different therapeutic purposes. One important goal to be achieved is the patient's development of a healthier body perception as well as their natural recognition and expression of sensual feelings. In this context, the use of improvisational theater elements helps to connect with forgotten or hidden resources of abused women with multiple trauma symptoms. By absorbing the patient's unconscious mind in a state of creative, sensual energy the patient's potential is utilized and can serve as a powerful catalyst to energize their own healing resources.