The diagnosis of cancer brings with it a host of psychological as well as physical challenges. Interactive imagery can help patients restore their sense of control when their coping abilities are both most needed and most challenged. In this presentation we will review at least four evidence-based techniques that can help restore a patient's coping and decision-making abilities, stimulate their immunity and help them reduce the adverse effects of surgery, chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
In this age where we need to treat people quickly, we have found that adding hypnosis and NLP can be a vital tool in helping clients to make quick and lasting change. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn powerful techniques to create change in themselves and their clients. Participants will learn how to quickly break through limiting beliefs, treat clients who have panic or stress and will learn a self-hypnotic exercise.
Change is a result of what patients experience not merely what they understand. We will study sculpting, role-playing, utilization strategies and concrete metaphors. Experiential methods can be used in every part of the therapy including assessment, treatment and homework. Lecture and demonstration.
Motivation is crucial to successful recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Fifteen DSM IV conditions reduce the motivation needed to bond with programs that assist in abstinence. Child abuse and neglect are frequent in substance abusers, and a conceptualization of its role in substance abuse is given. Therapy for sequelae such as schizoid personality, resentment, pessimism and others are described. with treatment of Axis I and II disorders accomplished, and the effects of abuse/neglect allayed, involvement with 12 step programs is more likely.
BT03 Clinical Demonstration 03 - Facilitating the Four-Stage Creative Process in Psychotherapy - Ernest Rossi, PhD
1) To name the essentials of a behavioral activity-dependent approach to creative work.
2) To list the four stages of the creative process in psychotherapy.