During our entire life - from adolescence to old age- we face transition phases, changes and passages going towards the future. During life passages hypnosis can help to harmonize the process of losses and winnings, change and adaptation, crisis and opportunity. The workshop will show a hypnotherapeutic model based on the identification of the resources of the present with which to revisit the traumas of the past and then turn to the future with hope and resiliency.
Hypnosis is often regarded as complex and difficult. In this workshop we will build on Milton Erickson's concept of "The common everyday trance" to create an experience that is respectful of each client's individuality. We will explore what a client likes as a way of accessing their resources and 4 methods of connecting them with their resources so they can resolve their problem and heal. There will be a blend of lecture, demonstration and opportunities to practice this easy and effective approach.
This primarily experiential workshop will guide participants through two related hand focusing hypnotic induction techniques that utilize both Western and Eastern concepts of energy balance. This will include Western concepts of nerve conduction, hemispheric functional differences, cybernetics, resonance, coherence and entrainment, with Eastern concepts of polarities and the unblocking, flow and balance of energy (Chi, Prana).
Known as The Wizard of the Desert, Dr. Milton Erickson is revered for his therapeutic genius, his brilliance as a hypnotist, and his encouragement for therapists to utilize all available resources, both their own and the clients’. One of those resources described by Dr. Erickson as a level of perception not necessarily conscious is what typically we call intuition.
In this didactic and experiential workshop we will examine the therapeutic utilization of intuition from the perspective of three clinical phenomena of an Ericksonian approach.
In this workshop, East and West blend, intertwine, and approach anxiety symptoms in a creative way. Eva from Germany, with her masterful practice in Satir somatic modeling, combined with Wei Kai from Taiwan, with his mindful practice in Tai Chi and Taoism hypnotherapy, will create a new model in treating anxiety. We both learned Ericksonian approach for years, and utilized various somatic movements to help self regulation, and increase self steering competencies in challenging times.
Michael Yapko (2009) works with a volunteer, a medical student, who feels “frozen” to advance professionally. Fearing public speaking and feeling blocked in writing she wants to feel centered and motivated. Yapko uses hypnosis –what he calls, “the original positive psychology”— to free her from feeling stuck and to help her take risks to move forward.