Shifting from worry to wonder releases conscious struggle and makes more energy available for rapid recovery and healing. Reframing worry as a request from the unconscious mind for a plan to survive an anticipated crisis can facilitate the lowering of stress hormones and muscle tension while enhancing immune system health. Knowing you can access a deep unconscious wisdom and support frees the conscious mind and prepares it to receive a surprise.
Milton H. Erickson, MD, understood that anxiety was often created and exacerbated by the conscious (thinking) mind, while the unconscious mind is an infinite storehouse of talents, solutions, and healing energies. This workshop will teach a brief, solution-focused, strategic, and hypnotic approach to anxiety related disorders.
We all talk to ourselves internally, sometimes resourcefully, sometimes critically, sometimes with our own voice, sometimes with the voices of others. Changing the unconscious nonverbal process elements of a voice is usually much more effective and emotionally impactful than changing the words.
The unconscious mind concept and its' processes are briefly described. Trance is induced by the patient's visual description of his/her unconscious. The problem is visualized, as in a dream. Trance is deepened by placing the image of the problem into the unconscious "to see what happens."
If somebody experiences a problem this can be described as self-made constructions of reality (not wanted, on an involuntary and mostly unconscious level) which expresses a discrepancy between what is experienced as "it is just happening“ and "what should be“. Suffering evolves when the conscious mind is fighting the unwanted involuntary reactions to tries to escape from them or erase them because all these attempted solutions fail.
Dr. Milton Erickson graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1925. During the ensuing 55 years of his career, Erickson was devoted to researching, practicing, learning, refining, teaching, and publishing the lessons borne of his creative intuition and experience. And over the years his practices evolved. The last two decades of his life, and even more so in the 40 years since his death, through the efforts of those he influenced the number of ideas and interventions attributed to Erickson proliferated abundantly.
This presentation will review the concept of dissociation and its evolution in modern Psychology and its relationship with hypnotic process, when it is described as a mind state of focused attention. We will explore the idea of dissociation between the conscious and unconscious mind during hypnosis and how it can lead to therapeutic success. Some practical exercises and demonstrations to provoke dissociate states.
This workshop presents Dr. Gilligan’s latest work of Systemic Trance, which describes how we generate our realities via the (mostly unconscious) maps of who we are, and what the world is. These systemic filters can be held negatively (in neuro-muscular lock) or generatively (in creative flow), resulting in either problems or positive solutions. To transform problems into resources, Systemic Trance first identifies the key parts of a performance map, then uses generative trance to open a fluid conversational space where each part is positive valued and integrated into a resource pattern. Lecture, demonstration, case examples, and exercises will be included.
Whether it is a deep state of trance, a phenomenon of awe-ness, a psychedelic induced expansion, and/or a break through or breakdown of perception, therein lays a greater and “deeper” experience of change. From a neuroplastic or biological state there is the activation of the midbrain, such as the amygdale, cingulate gyrus, nucleus accumbens, which then alter the perceptions of the neocortex.
Dr. Erickson proposed that all our life experiences were learnings and resources registered in our Unconscious Mind. He considered Unconscious Mind as a Wise Part. For Quantum Physics in the same way that all the information about each person is in its DNA, the information of the Whole Universe is present in each one of its parts. I call that information our Universal Wisdom. Wisdom, because it is all the information and Universal because it is the same everywhere. For me Universal Wisdom is the Creative Force, and so, Almighty. That is not a question of beliefs but a question of imagining. What we imagine for our brain is stronger than what it recognizes as reality.