Rossi (1992) demonstrates his approach to mind-body healing while working with a volunteer, Jennifer, who has rheumatoid arthristis in her hands, which have become distorted and painful. Rossi explains that mind-body healing follows a predictable pattern. During the final phase of this approach, Jennifer begins to experience automatic movement in her hands. She exclaims that her hands are moving more freely than they have in the last five years. Rossi attributes the success to "a genuine moment of self-empowerment."
Various trance inductions will be demonstrated with volunteers. Each induction will be discussed with indications for its uses. Differences between formal and conversational trances will be demonstrated with rationales for choosing each. Multiple practice opportunities will be given.
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.
Specific direct and indirect techniques are required to activate family resources and to induce a deep and meaningful change of the most rigid family patterns. A family hypnotic session tends to overcome the powerful and subtle resistances a family may develop in the course of the treatment as well as to offer many different solutions a therapist may adopt to overcome these resistances. Special focus will be how to combine properly direct and indirect in the different phases of the therapeutic process.
This workshop overviews the basic phenomenological shifts that occur in hypnotic trance, both spontaneously and through suggestion, and describes how they may be positively utilized for therapeutic change.
IC11 Short Course 37 - The Use of Hypnotic Phenomena for Test Anxiety: Brief Ericksonian Solutions at Work - Antonio Bustillo, PhD
This is a clinical presentation of a five step model for tailoring hypnotherapy interventions in test anxiety cases utilizing the client’s spontaneous trance phenomena, allowing the clinician’s ability to utilize and maximize the client’s internal resources based on his/her total life experience. Clinical cases will be presented of this hands-on approach of Erickson’s utilization philosophy.
Insight usually offers little help to clients willing to make changes in their lives or in their professional careers; being able to explore the experience of solving a dilemma is needed. This short course will explore effective therapeutic interventions to assist clients in breaking out the frustration circle and helping them bring about creative and adaptive choices by means of Ericksonian hypnosis and dyadic psychodramatic techniques like therapist sculpting and role reversal.
OCD affects an estimated 2-3% of the adult population and is recognized by therapists as a difficult and long-lasting disorder. A number of useful strategies for working with OCD will be presented in this workshop. The presenter will discuss B.B.Geary’s continua of the trance phenomena concept in the OCD treatment.
This workshop will present an elaborated perspective of dissociation that is designed to assist in therapeutic assessment and treatment planning. Dissociation in everyday life, in psychopathology, and in hypnotic phenomena will be explored.