Metaphor, energetic bodywork, imagery and hypnotic techniques share a powerful complementary relationship. Our state of mind can dramatically influence our health and creative potential. This workshop will introduce participants to the human energy field and specific energy-based healing techniques which when combined with metaphor and imagery, can help replenish the mind and the body as well as manage a wide variety of symptoms including chronic pain, anxiety, depression and PTSD.
From a masterful storyteller, learn how to assess a client for metaphor therapy, how to tell stories that engage the client, how to make the stories metaphoric, and where to find sources for such tales. You will be guided through the step-by-step processes with illustrative case examples and simple, pragmatic exercises.
Hypnotic conversation was a main contribution of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Metaphor is a unique resource that allows patients to totalize visions of their problems and orient themselves to solutions. A theoretical review and fifteen question technique to elicit metaphors and utilize them in therapy, will be presented.
This workshop will provide a unique behind-the-scenes account for applying metaphors in a case example. It will lead you through the processes of why and when to choose a metaphor intervention, how therapeutic stories may be constructed, how they can be employed to address a specific problem, what skill, strategies and techniques they can communicate, and how they can offer outcomes.
The StoryPlay® model weaves together the elements of story/metaphors, creativity, expressive arts and play to form a unique and proven method of therapy to effect positive change, healing and problem-solving. Deriving its theoretical foundations from the principles of Milton H. Erickson and indigenous teachings, StoryPlay® emphasizes cultural diversity, natural healing abilities and creative solutions.
Metaphor primarily activates the client’s sub-dominant hemisphere, and this can be utilized without knowing the content of the problem. Asking a client to discover more about their metaphor for a problem is a way to communicate directly with their unconscious understandings, which are often the keys to making useful changes.
Subject, patient, client, therapist, teacher, trainer, supervisor, supervised, all of us are shaped from an essence, the stuff we are made of, the hero within. This workshop will offer ways to utilize our hidden heroes, our hidden models in our therapeutic goals for inner change and help the patient build from the hero within himself/herself.
The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. This workshop introduces a new model, child-focused family therapy, which is a respectful and effective technique for treating severe problems of children. This method includes a precisely worded opening question, a strategic dialogue with parents and children, Erickson’s principle of utilization, and the use of metaphor to open up solutions.