This video features three separate cases, but all demonstrate Erickson’s fundamental method of utilization. Utilization is the foundation of solutions to all problems, and it is a philosophy of living which was central Erickson’s life and work as a therapist. He demonstrated that whatever existed in the situation, whatever the patient presented, could be utilized to advance the therapy.
In this course, we are going to illustrate how Erickson’s classic Utilization principle can be translated into chrono-bio-genomic terms. For a long time now, we have known that this principle lies at the basis of Erickson’s amazing ability to facilitate the natural self-healing, growth and evolution processes that every patient possesses inside. To date, only few therapists have integrated the chro-bio-genomic dimensions that are inherent in the Utilization principle, in their clinical practice.
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.