This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation’s that understand the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. We will review the clinical skills of tracking, pacing and utilization of the symptom for accessing the un-conscious and inner resources with mindfulness and trance. The workshop will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, reframing and de-framing for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.
After eight sessions, a patient remains chronically depressed, a condition he’s suffered with for years. To date, hypnosis and therapy have had no effect, and he is considering illicit drugs. What happens now? In this workshop we will work with a DVD of the next two sessions: each step of the process will be explored with the audience.
Footprintings, a dynamic new treatment approach, provides effective and easy to use tools for observing and experiencing different Self States, accessing resources and repairing relational perspectives between them. This process lays the groundwork for reorganizing and forging new and supportive internal alliances. In this workshop, we will offer an introduction to the theory and practice of Footprintings. Attendees will then have a chance to participate in a three-dimensional practicum. In addition, an overview of the background literature and research for this new approach will be provided.
In this practical workshop, we will explore ways of connecting individual clients with their own unique resources by exploring activities they like, connecting with these hypnotically, and transferring these resources to the problem experience so a unique solution can emerge respectfully and effectively through lecture, demonstration, and small group practice.
Clients progress by the realizations they achieve in treatment. Evocative methods prompt conceptual realizations that prompt adaptive states and identities. Experiential methods derived from hypnosis can be applied with and without formal trance.
In this demonstration I will explore what the client likes, creating a respectful access to resources. I will clarify with the client what resource would be useful and then invite the client into hypnosis by focusing and becoming absorbed in the experience of what they like, support them in discovering the missing resource and then assist them to bring this resource to the problem experience, creating a respectful and permanent resolution.
This talk will outline the view that chronic suffering is maintained by the twin maladies of human disconnection and neuromuscular lock. We will see how Erickson’s great insight was that what comes into human experience can equally be a symptom or a solution, depending on the contextual connection, and how the skillful use of trance can transform long-standing problems into resources. This method cannot be reduced to a technique, it requires a deeply connected, humanizing relationship. The talk will overview what we need to understand and practice to master this Ericksonian legacy.
This presentation will explore the utilization of brief experiential activities in helping clients to access and enhance their naturally occurring resources. Experiential activities help to increase client engagement and participation in therapy as well as connect them to aspect of self that are resourceful. In this session, participants will learn the philosophy behind utilizing in-session experiential activities and how these relate to bringing forth existing client resources.
All of us are shaped from an essence, the stuff we are made of, the hero within.
With his numerous physical problems, Milton H. Erickson had to struggle for life and for every day life. His example is extraordinary in many ways and is, for many of us, a distinctive model; a hero. And Milton has also become a story teller.