The "creative unconscious" in hypnotherapy can be seen as residing in neither the client nor in the therapist, but in the relationship between them. This workshop will explore how the therapist can use their own experiential self to develop this special relationship, and use it as part of diagnosis, trance induction, creative problem solving and ongoing feedback.
The ability to "play" in life and in the mind is a key to both the creative process and to general happiness in life. In this workshop, as in my work, I will use techniques of hypnotherapy to help participants to tap into their creative unconscious minds to enhance their abilities to play and create.
By tapping in on the child's natural tendency for curiosity and mastery, and utilizing the natural everyday hypnotic communication patterns within the family, it is possible to create a therapeutic "hypnotic space" within the family. The use of brief hypnotherapy from a family therapy frame can help the child/adolescent disengage from the individualistic problematic view, increasing the possibility for more lasting generative changes. Special attention will be given to the role of parents as active participants in this therapeutic process.
Hypnotherapy has been an under-used tool in social work. However, the principles of Ericksonian hypnotherapy are quite congruent with social work especially in serving at risk populations. Examples of how to use Ericksonian hypnotherapy and evaluate outcomes with at risk populations will be presented.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and strategic approaches promote experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have the experience of an alive, goal-oriented therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for new understandings and growth-oriented possibilities.
This workshop presents an integrative model for generative psychotherapy. The first part details how helpful therapeutic conversations traverse three core axes: (1) a time-line in which each significant life experience contributes towards a positive future; (2) a systemic dimension that integrates different “identity parts”; and (3) a hypnotic dimension that flows between conscious and unconscious processes.
This workshop will introduce a holistic-motivational approach toward hypnotherapy, inspired by the work of Abraham Maslow. It will use lecture and demonstrations to show how hypnotherapy can aid in the utilization and encouragement of what Maslow would call Being Motivation and Being Values in order to create lasting solutions. Participants will also learn specific forms of Ericksonian communication that may enhance Being Motivation and Being Values.
This short course will introduce a treatment approach that targets the affective dimension of pain. The emotion specific wording and elicitation of positive state dependent learning can be used in a brief therapy approach whether or not patients' feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety are associated with physical pain.
There is growing evidence for an additive effect when hypnosis is combined with brief therapies in the management of various emotional disorders. This workshop will describe Cognitive Hypnotherapy, an innovative integrated approach to brief psychotherapy that systematically combines hypnotic techniques with CBT in the management of various emotional disorders to enhance treatment outcome and prevent relapse. This course will be invaluable to therapists who wish to broaden their skills in the management of emotional disorders.
With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands instantaneous response of internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty with self-regulation and modulation. This workshop pro-poses a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their developmental make-up to combat this impulsivity or limited access to inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness will be explored.