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.
Dr. Erickson had the creative ability to utilize what clients brought to therapy. In essence, he created a brand new therapy for each client he saw. He was a master at improvisation, yet his brilliance adhered to certain rules and structure. This workshop will provide opportunities for therapists to learn improvisational skills, to learn assessment, and to choose an intervention strategy to match the client's needs. The format will encourage audience participation in improvising.
Group and individual demonstrations will illustrate the use of novel ideodynamic hand approaches to therapeutic hypnosis as presented in chapter 10 of Rossi's "The Psychobiology of Gene Expression: Neuroscience and Neurogenesis in Hypnosis and the Healing Arts."
The Bioinformatics of Enchanting Effectiveness is the scientific foundation of Milton H. Erickson's naturalistic and utilization approach to therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy via the psychosocial facilitation of gene expression and brain plasticity.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rossi has innovatively expanded Ericksonian work by demonstrating its connection to molecular biology, chronobiology, chaos theory and mathematics. This course will explore the relationship and relevance of Dr. Rossi's mind-body work to other forms of psychotherapy. We will learn how mind-body work utilizes and integrates many of the core processes used in the work of Winnecott, Klein, Masterson, Kohut, Jung and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Insight usually offers little help to clients willing to make changes in their lives or in their professional careers; being able to explore the experience of solving a dilemma is needed. This short course will explore effective therapeutic interventions to assist clients in breaking out the frustration circle and helping them bring about creative and adaptive choices by means of Ericksonian hypnosis and dyadic psychodramatic techniques like therapist sculpting and role reversal.
This workshop will explore the expanding role of creativity in the treatment of resistance. It will integrate Erickson’s resistance protocol with principles from physics and classical music composition theory. Five major components of Erickson’s protocol: validation, the experience of failure, motivation, the conscious/unconscious polarity, and the experience of uncertainties with respect to the lessening of the patient’s defenses will be integrated with the concepts of mass, momentum, motion, position, time, creative repetition and harmony.
The administration, rationale, and research on the Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience will be explained and experienced by the entire audience. An individual volunteer from the audience will gain personal confidence in utilizing the 4-stage creative process in therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy.
For many, Erickson set the prototypical example of how to be creative and often evoked a You Said What?! (YSW?!) reaction from clients and students. As we describe in the new book, Creative Therapy in Challenging Situations: Unusual Interventions to Help Clients (Hoyt & Bobele, 2019), such YSW?! interventions are particularly useful and effective when approaching unusual client problems.