This short course will describe a brief strategic/solution-focused and hypnotic approach to anxiety related disorders. Participants will learn to creatively engage their obsessive thinking, perfectionist, Whying and What Ifing clients via live demonstration, experiential exercise and case studies. The art of What Willing will be introduced conversationally, experientially and energetically. This course will demonstrate how a client can be transported back and forth in time and space, accessing her unique history of success and future memories of her best self.
Most therapy orients to the past. This session will offer an alternative, using "future pull," a method of engaging people in compelling preferred futures and working backwards to the near future to create change in brief therapy.
This live demonstration will illustrate how to briefly connect with a client who has been suffering from some aftereffect from trauma and to help the client resolve some of that post-traumatic suffering.
People with post-traumatic stress often suffer for years and develop a variety of troubling and often crippling problems. This talk will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods have shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities. You will leave equipped with a different understanding of how to treat trauma and four specific methods you can use right away in your work.
Evidence-based care is still the future of mental and behavioral health intervention, but not in the form of protocols for syndromes which has finally collapsed of its own weight. This talk is about what is arising in its place. I argue that process-based therapy is the logical next step in the evolution of evidence-based care: evidence-based processes linked to evidence-based procedures that alleviate the problems and promote the prosperity of people. Using the work on psychological flexibility as a foil, I explore how process-based therapy can help dissolve some of the long standing differences between the various wings of psychotherapy, and liberate the practices of practitioners who value an evidence-based approach.
This workshop will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods has shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities.
A core element of the innovative psychotherapies of Milton Erickson was his emphasis on helping patients gradually shift from a focus on the unchangeable past to a focus on the positive potentials of the future. In recent years, substantial evidence has accumulated that makes it clear that a focus on the future is far more than just a philosophical preference. In fact, an orientation to the future has been associated with some of the most fundamental aspects of clinical practice ranging from an individual’s personality traits to his or her treatment response. In this address, then, we will consider some of the many facets of a future orientation and some of the ways Dr. Erickson was prescient in his encouraging a future focus in psychotherapy.
During our entire life - from adolescence to old age- we face transition phases, changes and passages going towards the future. During life passages hypnosis can help to harmonize the process of losses and winnings, change and adaptation, crisis and opportunity. The workshop will show a hypnotherapeutic model based on the identification of the resources of the present with which to revisit the traumas of the past and then turn to the future with hope and resiliency.