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.
Movies are complex multi-sensory stories reflecting a specific world, transporting messages and solutions in order to provide the viewer with the possibility of identifying with the movie characters. Viewers get absorbed in movies and empathize, recognize consciously or subconsciously one’s own central topics in life. They provide the possibility of being catalysts for developmental processes that can be used in psycho-therapy. In this presentation participants will learn about the processes of watching movies and the trans-fer into therapy.
When women face unexpected pregnancies, they may experience a variety of feelings. Ericksonian techniques can help them consider alternatives. Short crises interventions such as future rehearsal and utilization will also be discussed as Ericksonian tools to be used during single session therapy. Participants will be able to discuss different alternatives such as adoption and ways to help keep their baby will be promoted. Age regression for coping with post-abortion syndrome will be described.
Second volume of Erickson's Collected Works and the renaissance of new approaches to hypnotherapy and creativity in facilitating symptom relief, depth psychology, and the actualization of personal potentials.
This volume brings together 40 of the field's innovators to demonstrate both the breadth of Ericksonian therapy - from pain management to trauma resolution - and the clinical considerations attending its use.