BT12 Short Course 43 – How to Become Smart Enough to Know When to Stop Thinking: A Brief Ericksonian Approach to Lasting Solutions – Joseph Dowling MS, LPC
Milton H. Erickson, MD, understood that “the conscious (thinking) mind doesn’t do much of anything of much significance…while the unconscious mind is an infinite storehouse of dreams, potentials, and solutions…” This workshop will teach a brief, solution-focused, strategic, and hypnotic approach to anxiety-related disorders. Intellectualizing, analyzing, self-criticizing, WHY-ing and WHAT-IF-ing clients will be targeted as participants learn to employ Ericksonian interventions including solution-focused questions, strategic task assignments, and formal/ conversational hypnosis via live demonstration, experiential exercise, and case studies.
Learn two very simple, rapid, and direct ways to elicit and transform the key unconscious processes that create anxiety. One utilizes changes in the sensory details of the feeling itself; the other changes the tempo of the internal worry voice that generates the feeling. Demonstrations, exercises and discussion.
This workshop will address how the principles and variables of quantum physics can be integrated in the transformation of resistance in individuals and couples. The Erickson Resistance Protocol will be utilized as a metaphor and template to support the expansion of trust and creativity within the professional in the transformation of resistance.
Explore a new way to discover and work with our unconscious metaphors for our life issues, developed by Andrew T. Austin of the UK. Do you feel “stuck”? Is something “holding you back”? Is it difficult to know what direction to go? Instead of creating metaphors for our clients, we can elicit the metaphor they already have, and explore it in depth. Once this inner landscape is revealed, new directions and possibilities often become blatantly obvious. This introduction will include brief demonstration(s) and group explorations.
What is Life? What is Consciousness? Theory, research and practice of Psychosocial Genomics are outlined as the next step in the Evolution of Psychotherapy. A live group demonstration of how to facilitate gene expression and brain plasticity by optimizing the 4-stage creative process for 20 minutes will be experienced by everyone.
The use of Conversational Unconscious Communication give the therapist a greatly enhanced ability to influence the client to generate lasting positive change. This workshop will enable the participant to learn the structure and uses of therapeutic metaphor and the interspersal technique at both the conscious and unconscious levels of the mind.
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.
This faculty will discuss and demonstrate two confusional inductions along with a range of story applications for common clinical problems including anxiety and mood disorders, anger management, insomnia, ego-strengthening and unconscious problem-solving. Unconsciously-directed techniques will also be addressed. There will be discussion of the applications of story techniques in both hypnosis and standard psychotherapy.