Join Milton Erickson at his teaching seminar in the late 1970s. You will encounter his innovative teaching methods prompting students to activate their utilization skills. Learn Erickson's process for creating memorable interventions with clients overly concerned about body image. Encounter his method of using nonverbal methods to evoke adaptive responses. Introduction and annotations by Jeff Zeig, Erickson Foundation Director.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the utilization of people's resources. When working with children of divorced parents, I focus on strengths and keep in mind the Ericksonian interventions should be brief because children may get tired of being in therapy for a long time. In a case with two children, techniques including the use of toys will be discussed. How to make several brief interventions quickly while utilizing "toy co-therapists" in home assignments, and the combination of conversational trance with tasks will be emphasized. There also will be references to the importance of working with the family system.
Women who face unplanned pregnancies may experience a wide range of emotions and go through deep crises when they learn they are pregnant. In this workshop, the presenter will describe how brief Ericksonian interventions can help them explore possibilities and cope with their crises during unplanned pregnancy. Examples of quick interventions and conversational trance will be given as well. There will be references to the importance of hope and exercises for coming to terms with previous experience.
Many schools of psychotherapy have been derived from the seminal work of Milton H Erickson M.D., including strategic therapy, interactional therapy, NLP and solution focused therapy. In some approaches hypnosis is central; in other approaches hypnosis is more peripheral. This class features two experts personally trained by Dr. Erickson, each of whom approach psychotherapy from somewhat different perspectives. In his approach, Possibility Therapy, Bill O'Hanlon epitomizes the strengths of a solution focused orientation. In his experiential approach, Jeffrey Zeig shades treatment in the direction of developing dramatic reference experiences.
When children experience painful emotions and anxiety after going through traumatic events they may not be able to understand what is happening to them and thus get depressed. Other consequences may appear, like lack of concentration or academic problems. Attendants will learn how treat these conditions by using brief Ericksonian techniques, assignments, and toys and by including the family members during therapy.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and strategic approaches promote experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have the experience of an alive, goal-oriented therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for new understandings and growth-oriented possibilities. Drs. Yapko and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work. The Master Class centers on providing then deconstructing demonstrations of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, providing a unique opportunity for in-depth learning.