This workshop integrates the lessons of Ericksonian and Solution Oriented approaches with the newer models of trauma that focus on the dysregulation of affect as central features of both PTSD and dissociative disorders. Attendees will learn specific skills that allow clinicians to work with abuse and trauma survivors that rapidly facilitate the containment and transmutation of negative affect, increased coping skills, and alleviation of flashbacks.
This advanced workshop will center on three stages of therapy in an Ericksonian model, the setup, the intervention and the follow-through. We will learn how hypnosis can be used in assessment and in each stage of therapy. There will be lecture and demonstration.
Ericksonian therapeutic approaches emphasize the importance of the relationship between the therapist and the client. This experiential workshop will give methods of connecting on deeper levels with clients and demonstrate these ways, both with and without formal hypnosis, as well as ways of using that connection for therapy. Practice opportunities will be provided.
In this workshop, we will focus on the importance of self-esteem as an explanation for the problematic behavior of children and teenagers and discuss recent neurological research. We will show cases to apply some Ericksonian solutions in children who share negative self- esteem for their problematic behavior.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the utilization of our resources. When I treat children with enuresis, I focus on resources and keep in mind that Ericksonian interventions should be brief because children may get tired of being in therapy for too long. Techniques tailored to a child and examples of inductions such as eye fixation utilizing toys will be presented. I will emphasize how to make several brief interventions quickly while utilizing "non human co-therapists" during home assignments, and the combination of conversational trance with tasks.
Attendees will be introduced to Ericksonian interventions and Thought Field Therapy interventions. They have been successfully utilized by the presenter to treat the symptoms of trauma in clinical settings, in the field (Rwanda and other African countries) and in large group settings (Charity Hospital and other new Orleans institutions.)
This workshop will offer a Semi-Structured Guide for interviewing couples, either together or individually, using hypnotic language and circular crossed questioning. A format will be given to lead the first and subsequent sessions. It will show how to construct questions, reframing and tasks using Ericksonian hypnosis and solution-focused therapy to get good results in about four sessions.