Movies are complex multi-sensory stories reflecting a specific world, transporting messages and solutions in order to provide the viewer with the possibility of identifying with the movie characters. Viewers get absorbed in movies and empathize, recognize consciously or subconsciously one’s own central topics in life. They provide the possibility of being catalysts for developmental processes that can be used in psycho-therapy. In this presentation participants will learn about the processes of watching movies and the trans-fer into therapy.
This workshop will demonstrate an integrative therapeutic model that can aid therapists in rapidly identifying and modifying their own early maladaptive schemas. These schemas operate as selective filters that limit the therapist’s ability to respond compassionately and effectively to certain material presented by their clients.
In continuing education (CE), knowledge and skills are most often taught didactically. Participants of continuing education come to workshops ready for the CE trance. In this short course, we will demonstrate how we did something different! We integrated hypnotic techniques such as suggestion and dissociation, along with performance, improvisation, music, philosophy and psychotherapy to elicit experiential learning with emotional impact in a series of workshops for Georgia NASW.
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.
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.
Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist's primary task. Altering perception--not adding technique--helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. Participants will learn a persuasive strategy--built out of whole cloth within the first session--that will frame the entire treatment protocol.
With the neuro-healing power of metaphor, creativity and play at its center, this experiential training presents StoryPlay® ; an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process that interweaves cultural diversity and natural healing abilities, to effect transformational change for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity.
This workshop will explore the expanding role of creativity in the treatment of resistance. It will integrate Erickson’s resistance protocol with principles from physics and classical music composition theory. Five major components of Erickson’s protocol: validation, the experience of failure, motivation, the conscious/unconscious polarity, and the experience of uncertainties with respect to the lessening of the patient’s defenses will be integrated with the concepts of mass, momentum, motion, position, time, creative repetition and harmony.
Zen is a venerable tradition, illuminating inner nature. Neuroscience corroborates that Zen enhances mind and brain in extraordinary ways, helpful for therapy, and this workshop describes new findings. Participants are guided into the Zen experience—open and aware. They will enhance their hypnotherapeutic sensitivities and learn Zen methods for working with clients.
Ericksonian hypnotic techniques, potentiated by music, can help the angry patient learn a nonreactive relationship to their anger. The science of music physiology and research that supports the efficacy of recording your hypnosis will be presented. The legal and “fair use” of music on CD’s will be explained. Listening to hypnosis with music will allow attendees to experience this calming effect for themselves.