BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 01 – Basic Principles of Hypnosis and Induction – Brent Geary, PhD
This segment will cover essential topics and terminology in hypnosis. The process of a hypnotic session will be explained. Participants will practice observing and elicitation of focused awareness in hypnotic subjects.
BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 02 – Induction Approaches – Brent Geary, PhD
Various frameworks for hypnotic induction will be explained, demonstrated, and practiced during this portion of the training.
BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 03 – The Hypnotic Phenomena – Brent Geary, PhD
The utilization of hypnosis always involves the hypnotic phenomena. This session will explore the various phenomena and their role in clinical contexts. Participants will practice elicitation of hypnotic phenomena.
BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 04 – Application of Indirection in Clinical Hypnosis – Brent Geary, PhD
One of Erickson’s landmark contributions to hypnosis was his introduction of indirection as a therapeutic approach. This final section of the training explores the ways in which anecdotes, metaphors, and other indirect methods can be utilized.
BT12 Short Course 05 – Splendid Presence: The Meeting Between Buddhist/Mindfulness Practices and Clinical Hypnosis – Thomas Roberts, LCSW
This Short Course will explore the reciprocal contributions between hypnotherapy and Buddhist/mindfulness meditation. Participants will learn how to incorporate the language of mindfulness (spaciousness, acceptance/ patience, openness, compassion) into the therapeutic/hypnotherapeutic practices, thus helping clients embrace the benefits that both have to offer.
BT12 Short Course 22 – Creating Lasting Solutions in Hypnosis – Robert McNeilly, MBBS
We all want solution and we want them to last. Experience and learning are predictably useful ways of solutions to become permanent. Hypnosis is a wonderful way of generating experiences and after Erickson, of facilitating learning. In this practical workshop we will explore tailoring our hypnotic conversation to fit the unique individuality of each client, they are naturally more willing to connect with more of their innate resources, and learn in their own unique way.
BT12 Short Course 44 – Brief Therapy with Single Mothers: The Transformational Alchemy of Metaphor – Bette Freedson, MSW
Therapists working with single mothers often hear stories of abandonment, disempowerment, loneliness, hopelessness, victimization, rage and unrelenting stress. Disturbing perceptions and emotions such as these, and the distorted interpretations that result, may rigidify into psychic schemas comprised of patterns of dysfunctional reacting and compromised coping. Identifying negative schemas, and harnessing the mind’s powerful potential to transform them, will be the dual focus of this course. Participants will explore the way in which the quiet mind, combined with the evocative and rhythmic language of hypnosis, can fuel a subconscious shift from confusion to clarity.
BT12 Workshop 12 – Integrating Hypnosis into our Treatment of Children – Lynn Lyons, MSW
Hypnosis is a powerful tool when working with children and families. Participants will learn how to incorporate concrete methods of “being hypnotic” with children (formally and informally) in order to improve focus, emotional management, sleep, and tolerance of medical procedures. Determining a treatment goal and creating interventions will be taught.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 11 - Hypnosis and Personal Empowerment - Michael Yapko, PhD
Contrary to the popular mythology, what makes hypnosis valuable is its ability as a tool to create a safe and comfortable context for self-exploration. As a direct consequence, people routinely find overlooked or dormant resources that would help empower them to not only feel better but be better. In this demonstration, we'll explore how hypnosis might be helpful in increasing a sense of personal empowerment.