The Process of Hypnotic Induction features Erickson in 1964, working with several different subjects. He demonstrates how to individualize the method of induction to fit the unique characteristics of the individual. Jeffrey Zeig discusses the microdynamics of technique that Erickson used in his 1964 inductions. Comments are aimed at clinicians experienced in hypnosis looking to refine their skills.
Hypnosis as a tool of treatment has become increasingly important as more and more schools of psychotherapy come to the obvious realization that your focus defines you. What a difference to focus on what’s right with someone than to focus on what’s wrong! In this demonstration, hypnosis will be used as a means of identifying and consolidating personal resources that can assist in promoting a higher level of well being.
Hypnotic interventions can offer a cognitive shift toward tolerating uncertainty, positive expectancy, and a framework for taking action essential to helping the anxious person recover. Hypnosis is an opportunity to introduce and solidify these elements of active treatment.
Part 1 of 3. Gestalt therapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy 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. Polster and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.