IC01 Short Course 07 - The Use of Ericksonian Hypnosis in the Treatment of Borderlines and Addictions - IIana H. Oren, PhD
Borderline personality is an underlying character structure, marked by a fragmented sense of
identity and maladaptive patterns of perceiving, behaving and relating to others. The Borderline is
stuck in "yes, but!" or "I hate you! Don't leave me!" stance. In order to get the habitually
oppositional patient to respond, the therapist needs to structure the therapeutic messages in a
way that they are not easily recognized on a conscious level. Ericksonian hypnosis paves the
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a body-mind gestalt complementary to the client's sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. Ideomotor questioning is employed in this procedure.
This workshop poses a brief substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance abuse. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A particular form of body language know as ideomotor signaling is established in this procedure.
Neurofeedback allows us to retrain brainwave patterns associated with problems of depression, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and panic disorder, insomnia, headaches, migraines, head injuries, stroke, Tourette's, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, PTSD, enuresis and physical balance. Neurofeedback is also used in peak performance training and countering cognitive decline with aging. Integrating hypnosis with neurofeedback is ideal for treating many of these problems. A live demonstration will be included.
Have you worked with the patient who one day idealized you and next devalued your skills? The Borderline, who finds refuge in food addiction. Borderline personality is an underlying character structure, marked by a fragmented sense of identity and maladaptive patterns of perceiving, behaving and relating to others. Food provides a soothing antidote to feeling of shame, betrayal and the longing for a positive mother. Ericksonian hypnosis paves the way to reach the habitually oppositional patient.
Addiction problems usually are treated and understood as signs of personal deficits, ego-weakness and other incompetences. In this workshop, it will be demonstrated how, from a hypno-systemic view, addictions can be understood as the result of dissociated trance states which are unconscious attempts at solution, most often in loyalty-double binds. The addiction ritual has the function of a search which expresses an unconscious knowledge about the dissociated longing for an experience of meaning and fulfillment in relationships and life. This workshop will show many hypno-systemic strategies which translate the knowledge hidden in the addiction and utilize it for healthier solutions for both personal individuation and enriching relationships.
Explore Ericksonian and other strategies within a framework of positive internalized habit and addiction control. Many metaphors, inductions, images, suggestions, reframings, tasks and understandings will be shared and experienced through every step of the therapeutic process in weight control, smoking cessation, and treating other unwanted habit and addictive problems.
This course offers a practical step-by-step approach to overcoming addictions and other vicious cycles. A multidimensional learning approach utilizing Ericksonian strategies and hypnosis helps one's patients make small changes in each of the areas of their lives: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, behavioral and social. These six changes ripple out in a positive, interactive fashion to create a new way of life. Sample hypnotic protocols are distributed and explained.
This experiential workshop will offer practical and respectful solution-focused techniques for working compassionately and effectively with angry, traumatized and involuntary clients who have been beaten up by life, illness, or addictions.
One of the most important components of addiction is the uncontrollable urge to engage in the addictive behavior – unconscious motivation “run wild.” Participants will learn how to elicit the unconscious perceptual components of this compulsion and use these process variables to eliminate it. A second step redirects attentions more usefully.