IC01 Short Course 37 - Integrating Two Psychotherapy Approaches with Different Philosophical Positions: Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Collaborative Language - Blanca Iris Corzo, MA
As an Ericksonian psychotherapist, how do I open up a space to new frameworks that propose
different and even opposite ideas, such as Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Collaborative
Language? A general review of the main points that define both approaches will be done in order
to know the differences and similarities of both approaches. This course is aimed at inviting
these two positions to co-exist effectively during the psychotherapeutic process.
Ericksonian psychotherapists understand the importance of stories, symbols, and the use of sacred objects in their healing work. We use them to create strategic interventions that help patients move beyond their limitations. In this workshop we will learn how to incorporate all of these elements in the creation of healing ceremonies.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of tailoring. In this workshop, we will learn how to utilize sung trances where the client's own vocabulary, interspersal and future orientation will be used. Brief interventions will be presented while using sung trances and participants will learn how to compose their own interventions using music and hypnotic language. Audience participation will be invited.
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.
Homeopathic remedies can be comfortably and effectively used as an adjunct to Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy. When a correct match is found between the client's emotional and psychological state and the remedy is offered, the client frequently enters an altered state of consciousness or trance which facilitates profound and lasting change. Dr. Wasserman will demonstrate his trance-following technique induced by deeply resonant homeopathic remedies, and will introduce the use of remedies through live demonstrations and clinical examples.
Values are exceedingly important dynamics in human motivation and behavioral choice. this workshop explores systemic ways in which values can be considered and incorporated into both hypnotic and non-hypnotic treatment. Participants will complete a values survey to assist in self-awareness.
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.