In this workshop we will learn how to provide effective experiential treatment rather than offering didactic information or treatment protocols. We can enter the patient’s phenomenological world even with the most difficult patients. Borges will demonstrate an integrative approach that is brief, experiential, phenomenological, and effective. Therapist sculpting allows the therapist attune to the client’s experience; empathize with them; help the client to disengage from the problem; focus on what is important; and help the client discover new possibilities.
The modern perspective of hypnosis considers the role of attention and absorption in catalyzing adaptive responses. Hypnosis provides a context for developing new associations on multiple levels that have therapeutic potential. In this clinical demonstration, a hypnosis session will be conducted to assist the client in evolving resources that may be helpful to personal growth.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy and the Self-Relations approach are experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have a first-hand experience of an alive therapeutic process. Such dynamic empowering experiences pave the way for dynamic understandings. Drs. Gilligan and Zeig will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.
The modern perspective of hypnosis considers the role of attention and absorption in catalyzing adaptive responses. Hypnosis provides a context for developing new associations on multiple levels that have therapeutic potential. In this clinical demonstration, a hypnosis session will be conducted to assist the client in evolving resources that may be helpful to facilitate personal growth.
Dr. Milton Erickson graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1925. During the ensuing 55 years of his career, Erickson was devoted to researching, practicing, learning, refining, teaching, and publishing the lessons borne of his creative intuition and experience. And over the years his practices evolved. The last two decades of his life, and even more so in the 40 years since his death, through the efforts of those he influenced the number of ideas and interventions attributed to Erickson proliferated abundantly.
This presentation will explore the utilization of brief experiential activities in helping clients to access and enhance their naturally occurring resources. Experiential activities help to increase client engagement and participation in therapy as well as connect them to aspect of self that are resourceful. In this session, participants will learn the philosophy behind utilizing in-session experiential activities and how these relate to bringing forth existing client resources.
Often, being dubbed a "master" means that what the teacher does cannot be done by others. However, a cornerstone of Jeffrey Zeig's lifelong quest has been to demystify, annotate, and democratize Milton H. Erickson's work and then his own. In this session, the presenter will map the breadth and scope of Zeig's work, which he has augmented by integrating a theoretical and experimental corpus with the most effective practices of the arts: film, music, theater, literature, and dance.
This experiential workshop promises to provide attendees with techniques which can be adopted or adapted for their patients whose response to stress is problematic. Their patients can benefit from learning select techniques which have the power to guide them in the direction of mental and physical ease. These coping interventions are easy to learn and easy to teach.