IC11 Short Course 45 - Resilience and Resourcefulness: Applying Resources at the Peak of Craving - Jörg Albers, Dipl. Psych
This approach combines the exposure-response prevention paradigm from behavioral therapy with hypnotherapeutic intervention. The program contains six sessions with different topics. In each session, consecutive exposure to substance and triggers alters with rapid installation of ideodynamic resources. A less resilient patient learns to apply resourcefulness at the right time.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. This presentation explains an interdisciplinary approach to dealing with serious problems of IBS-patients. We learn that there are multiple expectations and needs of the clients with a high level of dysfunctional symptoms, as well as multiple stress factors, anxiety and depression. How to regain a better quality of life scores? The importance of focusing the invisible, the affective part of the IBS difficulties is complicated. While setting realistic goals, a new approach leads to body self-regulation with different bodywork techniques and hypnotherapeutic strategies.
From psychoanalysis, to psychodrama, to hypnosis, therapists have employed ritual and ceremony to aid their patients. This workshop will provide a hypnotic experience based on the Balinese Cleansing Ceremony. Utilization of available and invented ceremonies from participants’ lives will also be developed as aides to therapy, and practiced by participants.
Music within a hypnotherapy model functions as a catalyst accentuating the nuances of seeding, guiding associations, and deepening trance states. Participants will experience and practice how to musically transform mood states, utilize music creatively and effectively within a hypnotherapy session, and explore the latest research on the melody-mind-body link.
Brief hypnotherapy is particularly suited for children and adolescents with psychosomatic disorders, be-cause it exploits their natural abilities to fall into trance and uses a language of symbols and metaphors. It is based on the Ericksonian belief in the abilities of a child and is astonishing in its effectiveness.
Departing from neurophysiological differences between Hypnosis versus Meditation we will focus on metaphor creating and its clinical application. Participants will learn a systematic technique to help patient in order to create solving problems metaphors.
Erickson resisted standardized hypnotic protocols because he found that everyone responded to hypnosis uniquely. Rather than seeking to force his preferred hypnotic phenomena, he cultivated whatever came naturally. Fortunately, clinical objectives, such as pain relief, can be achieved using a variety of hypnotic phenomena. This session will identify three broad classes of hypnotic experiencing and provide guidance on how to identify natural predispositions.
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.
What can we do for dying people and their families in addition to palliative care? What is helpful to communicate during the last hours of life?
In this workshop we bring integrate the millennium-old pictorial traditions of religion with techniques of hypnotherapy including pacing and leading, utilizing metaphors, and the evocation of values and convictions of dying patients with their families.
Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy have been developing over time through various phases. Directive therapies with an intervention orientation have shifted over the years to suggestive and client centered approaches. More recently both research and practice has opened our minds to relational and responsive approaches. The concept of “client responsiveness” is discussed in my book with Ernest Rossi, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands.