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.
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.
When women face unexpected pregnancies, they may experience a variety of feelings. Ericksonian techniques can help them consider alternatives. Short crises interventions such as future rehearsal and utilization will also be discussed as Ericksonian tools to be used during single session therapy. Participants will be able to discuss different alternatives such as adoption and ways to help keep their baby will be promoted. Age regression for coping with post-abortion syndrome will be described.
Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis treatment (done in conjunction with the latest advances in medicine) of a multiple sclerosis (MS) case will be reported. Ten years later, medical reports show 95% recovery based on the evidence of the scanned images that will be presented as well as patient’s feed-back videos and a full description of the development of the illness and treatment.
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.
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. Bill O’Hanlon and Jeffrey Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.
Ericksonian Psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of utilization. When treating children, as therapists, we need to keep in mind that we also need to utilize whatever happens during therapy whether that can be a given behavior, if the child brings a toy for the consultation, their likes and also provide them with a wide array of resources they can access during therapy.
Loved ones leave us, couples and friends separate, we suffer physical changes as we grow up during adolescence and as we grow old, work changes happen, as well as our mood, which evolves throughout our lives.
Dr. Erickson proposed that all our life experiences were learnings and resources registered in our Unconscious Mind. He considered Unconscious Mind as a Wise Part. For Quantum Physics in the same way that all the information about each person is in its DNA, the information of the Whole Universe is present in each one of its parts. I call that information our Universal Wisdom. Wisdom, because it is all the information and Universal because it is the same everywhere. For me Universal Wisdom is the Creative Force, and so, Almighty. That is not a question of beliefs but a question of imagining. What we imagine for our brain is stronger than what it recognizes as reality.
Zeig (1995) demonstrates the Ericksonian approach to psychotherapy while working with Carol, a woman whose nail-biting habit is rooted in anxiety. After gathering information on her personal history, Zeig helps Carol utilize her values and history to affect change. The process is both humorous and dramatic. After working to change associations linked to the problem behavior, Zeig offers Carol an ordeal that will produce a "guaranteed cure." Hypnosis is offered as the "dessert", rather than the main course. Ericksonian approach to psychotherapy.